Another Pet Food Recall

This time the recall is for possible Salmonella contamination of nutritional supplement products used by dogs and cats. United Pet Group of Cincinnati, Ohio is recalling its line of Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement tablets and powder for dogs and also the Excel brand of products for dogs AND cats. The recalled products are sold nationally at various retailers and the affected products are those with expiration dates of between Jan 2013 to June 2013. ALSO, Merrick Pet Care of Amarillo, Texas, recalled their 10 ounce bags of its Beef Filet Squares for Dogs with an expiration date of March 24, 2012 for possible salmonella contamination. The signs associated with salmonella infection include the following: lethargy, diarrhea with or without blood, fever, and vomiting. Some dogs and cats have abdominal pain and a lack of appetite. However, some animals can show no signs and become carriers. Humans are also susceptible to salmonella poisoning and have the same symptoms of infection as well. Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling a possibly infected cat or dog OR suspected pet food or supplements. Also always wash your hands after preparing raw meat and vegetables for cooking. Don’t just rinse, use water AND soap. If you have been feeding any of these products to your dog or cat, contact your veterinarian immediately. You can also contact these companies directly: United Pet’s phone is 1-877-399-5226 and Merrick Pet Care’s phone is 1-800-664-7387.