Sunday, December 15, 2019

Dog Food Recalled Due to Salmonella


One lot of A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs has been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.

Lystn, a Pennsylvania-based company, recalled a lot of “A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs” from distribution and retail locations in the state of Nebraska, after testing by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) found Salmonella in a sample.

The recall is for lot 2018 20/08 20. If you bought the recalled dog food, throw it away in a secure container where other animals, including wildlife, cannot get at it. Clean where it was stored, and clean and disinfect all bowls, utensils, food prep surfaces, pet bedding, toys, floors, and any other surfaces that the food or pet may have had contact with.

Dogs infected with Salmonella may suffer from vomiting, diarrhea that is sometimes bloody, fever, loss of appetite and/or decreased activity level. People can become sick with a Salmonella infection, but infants, children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile.

If your dog shows any signs of the symptoms above, see your veterinarian at once. 

Though many cases will resolve on their own, treatment of Salmonella infections with antibiotics may be necessary for severe cases and hospitalization in a veterinary facility where fluids and medications can be administered.

The FDA encourages consumers to report complaints about this and other pet food products electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

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