RECALL: Dog Food Recalled After Life-Threatening Salmonella Contamination

Several formulas of raw dog food have been recalled due to salmonella contamination. Salmonella is not a high risk for dogs, but it could be life-threatening for humans. After all, dogs can carry the bacteria without showing any symptoms.

UK company Natural Instinct recalled several duck-flavored products due to a potential risk of salmonella. This outbreak is only in the UK, and the affected products have been pulled from the shelves.

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Which Products Were Recalled?

The following Natural Instinct duck-flavored products were recalled:

Working Dog Duck

Pack Size – 1kg and 2×500 g
Use By – 08 January 2022, 15 January 2022, 22 January 2022, 13 February 2022, 20 February 2022, 11 March 2022, 18 March 2022

Pure Duck

Pack Size – 1kg and 2×500 g
Use By – 08 January 2022, 15 January 2022, 22 January 2022, 13 February 2022, 20 February 2022, 11 March 2022, 18 March 2022

Working Dog Puppy

Pack Size – 1kg and 2×500 g
Use By – 15 January 2022, 22 January 2022, 13 February 2022, 20 February 2022, 11 March 2022

Duck Carcass

Pack Size – Pack of 2
Use By – 08 January 2022, 15 January 2022, 20 February 2022

Duck Necks

Pack Size – Pack of 6
Use By – 15 January 2022, 22 January 2022

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Check to make sure you don’t have any of the above products. If you do, stop feeding them to your dog right away and keep an eye out for salmonella symptoms.

Symptoms to Look Out for

In many cases, salmonella is harmless to dogs. Dogs infected with salmonella could experience symptoms like fever, diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy, and a decreased appetite. Even if a dog shows no symptoms, they can still carry the pathogen and pass it on to humans. Dogs can easily pass salmonella through feces and saliva.

Salmonella could be life-threatening for humans. The most common symptoms in humans are diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, which could all lead to more severe conditions. So, this food has been recalled for the safety of both humans and animals.

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What to Do Next

If you have purchased any of the affected products, do not serve them to your dog. Instead, you can return products to your place of purchase for a full refund. Natural Instinct is sold at local UK retailers and online, but the recalled products are no longer for sale.

Any time you handle dog food, especially when it’s raw, you should wash your hands after. Raw dog food should be stored away from all other foods, and you should wash bowls and utensils after they’ve come into contact with it. Dog parents should also proceed with caution when defrosting raw dog food.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry with your canine’s health as well as your own. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on all current pet food recalls.

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H/T: food.gov.uk
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