Dog Food Recall: Simply Nourish Biscuits with Beef and Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats

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Another dog treat recall?! Not again!

Attention, dear pet sitting & dog walking clients & friends! There has been another dog food recall, this time from Loving Pets Corp. PetSmart recently announced that Loving Pets Corp was voluntarily recalling Simply Nourish Biscuits with Beef and Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats due to potential mold growth. The treats’ information: SKU number is: 5203800, and its UPC is 737257470 with a February 2016 expiration date.

Ingesting moldy food (tremorgenic mycotoxins) is dangerous for humans and animals alike; therefore, those who purchased these treats should throw them away immediately. If you fed your pets these treats and you’ve noticed them acting unnaturally you should contact your veterinarian immediately. Signs of mycotoxin poisoning include:

  • vomiting
  • agitation
  • stumbling
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • severe secondary hyperthermia

These signs may persist from hours to days and can be resolved with immediate, aggressive veterinary attention. We also advise that you sign up for the dog food recall alert from Dog Food Advisor (we also regularly send out social media and email blasts with important recall updates, especially when we know our pet sitting or dog walking clients buy the recalled foodstuffs for their fur kids). A good alternative to buying treats at risk of recall is to bake your own dog treats! There are many healthful dog treat recipes on the web, ranging from the simple (bake canned food in little shapes and voila!) to the slightly more complex. The benefit to baking your own is knowledge of your dog’s particular needs. Is he allergic to grains? Does she get loose stool with duck? You can customize your own! For more on the recall, click here or call the Loving Pets Corporation at 1-866-599-7387.

Pet Food Recall: Lamb Crunchy’s Dog Treats

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Dog Treat Recall: Lamb Crunchy’s Dog Treats

There has been yet another pet food recall, this time in the form of Pet Center Inc.’s voluntary recall of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats (3 oz bag, LAM-003, ,UPC# 727348200038) with date code 122015 product of USA for the potential contamination of Salmonella.

These treats were sold in California, Colorado, Washington, and Wisconsin in these stores: Gelson’s Market, General Pet, Nor-Sky Pet Supply and Independent Pet. While we’re based in Miami, it’s important to spread the word and be vigilant. Salmonella is transmittable to other dogs.

Please share this blog post with any friends living in those states. They should check their pets for these symptoms of Salmonella, and be sure to contact their veterinarians if their dogs ingested these treats and is exhibiting these signs:

  • lethargy
  • bloody diarrhea
  • fever
  • vomiting

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted this press release yesterday:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 27, 2014 – Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, CA. is voluntarily recalling its 3 oz bag of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats (LAM-003) (UPC# 727348200038) with date code 122015 product of USA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.

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. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets 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.

This product was distributed to CA, WI, CO, and WA. to the following distributors; Gelson’s Market, General Pet, Nor-Sky Pet Supply, and Independent Pet.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Salmonella was detected by the State of Colorado, Department of Agriculture in a random sample.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-390-0575 Monday-Friday between 7:30am through 4pm PST.