Dog Food Recall: K-9 Kraving Chicken Patties Dog Food in Maryland ONLY

Three days ago, K-9 Kraving Dog Food voluntarily recalled their Chicken Patties dog food shipped between July 13th – July 17th, 2015 to the State of Maryland because the products are contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes affect animals eating the products and a risk to people from handling the contaminated dog food.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes should monitor themselves for symptoms such as: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (including bloody diarrhea), abdominal cramps and fever. In rare cases, Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes can result in serious ailments such as: arterial infections, arthritis, endocarditis, irritation to the eyes, muscle pain and urinary tract infections. Consumers exhibiting these symptoms should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea with or without blood, fever, and vomiting. Some pets could have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Healthy pets could be carriers and infect other animals or people.

Consumers with additional questions can call the companies Consumer Relations team at 1-800-675-1471 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, EST.

Treat Recall: Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle”

Dingo Chip Twist Recalled Dog Treats       Last week, the FDA announced the recall of Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” dog treats, as contaminated with amantadine.

Amantadine is an antiviral drug used by humans and not approved for use in animal food.

I have not seen any press release from the company but understand that the FDA has labeled this event a Class III recall. By classifying this event a Class III, United Pet Group in Cincinnati, OH, can choose whether to issue a press release or not on the recall. Personally, I don’t agree with allowing the company to make a choice not to release the recall information and should take responsibility for the Amantadine contamination.  BTW – This product is made in China.

The recalled products are called Dingo Chip Twists “Chicken in the Middle” dog chew treats and include two different package sizes being recalled:

  • 6 pack with “Best by Date 5/16/2017”
  • 16 pack with “Best by Date 12/27/2015” and “5/16/2017”

The recalled product was distributed to the following states:

California, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin

Dog Treat Recall: Cow-Boom! Strips – Beef Gullet Recall Expanded

Cow-Boom Strips      FDA last week, released information that NatPets LLC, d/b/a “I and love and you,” of Boulder, CO would be expanding its voluntary recall of Cow-Boom! Strips – Beef Gullet because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

More information can be read on the FDA Recall website.

Dog Food Recall: Raw Frozen Chicken, Fish & Produce (limited to Colorado, Vermont, and Pennsylvania)

OC Raw Dog Food Recall          FDA announced on September 28, 2015 that OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 640 lbs. of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation dog food. This is being done in an abundance of caution, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Individuals handling raw pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or to surfaces exposed to the product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

This voluntary recall is limited to Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties, 4 lb. Doggie Sliders, and 3 lb. Meaty Rox with the lot number 1819, and use by date of 05/05/16. These codes can be checked on the bottom left corner of the back of the package. Distribution is limited to customers in Colorado, Vermont, and Pennsylvania and sold to consumers through independent pet specialty retailers.

If you are in possession of this recalled product please submit a picture of the package with the lot number to Olivia@ocrawdog.com for verification. Either dispose of the product immediately or return the product to the retailer where you purchased it for a replacement product.

Treat Recall: Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks

good-n-fun-beefhide-sticks-2      The FDA released this morning, that Salix Animal Health, LLC announced it has initiated a voluntary recall of one lot of “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” because it may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, especially if their immune system is compromised and there is risk to humans from handling products contaminated with salmonella.

Dogs with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recalled “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” was distributed nationwide by Salix Animal Health to Dollar General and Dollar Tree retail stores.

The recalled product is packaged in a 2.8 ounce bag stamped on the back side with lot # AO15010 and with an expiration date of 03/2018. The UPC code is 0 91093 82247 1.

Customers who have purchased the product subject to this recall are urged to dispose of the product or return it for full refund.

If you have these products, please contact Salix Animal Health’s consumer affairs team at 1-800-338-4896, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time for a refund.