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Recall: Natura Pet Food Recall
The Bark ^ | June 18, 2013 | Claudia Kawczyska

Posted on 06/18/2013 1:08:53 PM PDT by LSAggie

It has happened again, Natura Pet Food, owned by P&G, has issued yet another recall.

From a press release issued by Natura Pet Food, the company is recalling all lot codes, all sizes, all UPC’s of Innova, Evo, California Natural, Healthwise, Karma, and Mother Nature pet foods and treats.

Natura Press Release:

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

FREMONT, NEBRASKA, June 18, 2013

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is 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 surfaces 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.

These products were packaged in a single production facility. During routine FDA testing, a single lot tested positive for the presence of Salmonella. There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with this product. In an abundance of caution, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States and Canada. No canned wet food is affected by this announcement.

The affected products are:

Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Healthwise dry dog and cat foods All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Karma dry dog foods All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them.

For further information or a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping; kittyping; recall
Check your dog food and treats, my fellow dog lovers! Another recall.
1 posted on 06/18/2013 1:08:53 PM PDT by LSAggie
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping, please!


2 posted on 06/18/2013 1:11:02 PM PDT by LSAggie
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To: LSAggie
Karma dry dog foods

So I guess it is true what they say about Karma.

Seriously folks, keep those pets safe!!!

3 posted on 06/18/2013 1:11:25 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: LSAggie

Note that all the products in this line have Politically Correct, Gaia-Loving, New Age-y kind of names.

Wouldn’t feed it to a DOG.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 1:12:44 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: LSAggie

5 posted on 06/18/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: LSAggie

We had to take our dog to the emergency vet this weekend with these symptoms. I didn’t see her brand of food on the list.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 1:12:55 PM PDT by Texican72
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To: LSAggie

Thank you very much for the heads up!

Blessings to you!


7 posted on 06/18/2013 1:13:18 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: left that other site
Can't go wrong mixing half Cesars and half steamed vegetables (Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots), and that's for older dogs who have trouble eating hard food.

Younger dogs should eat a mixture of hard kibble, otherwise they might lose their teeth at an early age.

8 posted on 06/18/2013 1:15:20 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: LSAggie

Oh, shoot. No dinner for Bill Maher, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters OR Barbra Streisand tonight.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 1:17:23 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Texican72

I’m so sorry. Were they able to help her? What brand of dog food was she eating?

And a bit off-topic—I think emergency vet offices are great. We’ve had to use them twice when our dogs get violently ill very quickly, and I’m amazed how steadily busy they are at 2:00 in the morning.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 1:20:02 PM PDT by LSAggie
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To: righttackle44

My dog gets Life’s Abundance + dino-vite. Has all his life. He’s a good boy. Getting up there. Sometimes he slips on the tile floor. Poor thing.


11 posted on 06/18/2013 1:20:07 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: LSAggie
Check your dog food and treats, my fellow dog lovers!

What are cats? Chopped liver?

This is for all these brands of PET food.

12 posted on 06/18/2013 1:22:15 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
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WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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13 posted on 06/18/2013 1:23:02 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: left that other site

I’ve often wondered why organic products have so many recalls.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 1:27:00 PM PDT by tiki
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To: LSAggie

Our little guys used to be on Evo and Innova but not anymore. Thanks for letting us know about this recall


15 posted on 06/18/2013 1:27:45 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: fwdude

“What are cats? Chopped liver? “

You asking me or my dog?


16 posted on 06/18/2013 1:28:40 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Jeeze...you can’t trust anyone any more.

Thanks for the head’s up.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 1:30:00 PM PDT by Monkey Face (You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. ~ Joseph Goebbels / Barack Obama)
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To: bicyclerepair
Sometimes he slips on the tile floor.

Got just the thing for you. Check out Power Paws by Woodrow Wear.

I bought several pair for my dog, but she was sick with liver disease and I just didn't have the heart to keep after her constantly until she got used to wearing them.

18 posted on 06/18/2013 1:34:11 PM PDT by LSAggie
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To: driftdiver

LOL.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 1:34:38 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: LSAggie

Used to buy Evo for my cat a few years ago, but make him puke. Maybe I got a bad batch?


20 posted on 06/18/2013 1:35:28 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: tiki
"I’ve often wondered why organic products have so many recalls."

Probably because of less preservatives? Maybe they shouldn't have such a long shelf life.

I cook for my dog. He eats what I eat. I figure there was no canned or dry pet food 100 years ago and pets survived. Nothing wrong with feeding them "people" food. Of course foodstuff which are dangerous for pets are not allowed in my house...except for chocolate.

21 posted on 06/18/2013 1:39:00 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: fwdude

Oops, you are correct! Dogs, cats and ferrets, too!

Would you ping the keeper of the kitty ping list, please?


22 posted on 06/18/2013 1:43:02 PM PDT by LSAggie
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To: bicyclerepair

“My dog gets Life’s Abundance + dino-vite.”

I’ve been wondering about dino-vite. Does it work?


23 posted on 06/18/2013 1:48:16 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: LSAggie; Slings and Arrows

Danger: recall of pet food brands.


24 posted on 06/18/2013 1:49:37 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: LSAggie

She eats Natural Balance, and I don’t see any links between the brands. She’s ok now, but on 3 different meds and special food.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 2:00:36 PM PDT by Texican72
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To: LSAggie

Thanks for the info, LSAggie. For any freeper that uses NUTROMAX... that is okay and not involved. I just confirmed with the company about it.


26 posted on 06/18/2013 2:04:26 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: LSAggie; Slings and Arrows

.... possible kitty ping info.


27 posted on 06/18/2013 2:07:04 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: LSAggie

Do they slip off the paws? Will they work on a carpet?

I had bought booties for my 14 yo GS but they kept on falling off or he’d pull them off. I then used horse bandages for a while but was concerned about cutting off his circulation. My dog needs help getting up (degenerative myelopathy) his back legs slip when he tries to get up. Right now I think he enjoys me helping him get up, he gives me that look “help!”. He refuses to walk on a bare floor. I have throw rugs everywhere, like patch work.

I’m kinda hoping to be able to restore him a little bit of freedom.


28 posted on 06/18/2013 2:09:03 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


29 posted on 06/18/2013 2:10:56 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: LSAggie

Thank you so much for this info

Nothing but Hills for my kitty.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 2:21:04 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: momtothree; fwdude; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Lot of pet food recalls lately, I'm thinking.


31 posted on 06/18/2013 2:24:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Do they slip off the paws? Will they work on a carpet?

My dog's didn't slip off her paws, 'cause they have this "heel" woven in, Power Paws are actual dog socks. The testimonial section of the website showed dogs on carpet. We had non-skid throw rugs, and the socks weren't pulled off by the different textures when Gypsy walked across them.

You could call and talk to them; their telephone number is in the "contact us" section. I did before I ordered and the customer service was just wonderful.

32 posted on 06/18/2013 2:54:37 PM PDT by LSAggie
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Linda-the-Dog gets Kibble, DE, Salmon Oil and some canned for moisture and flavor.

She sits patiently while I prepare it and seems to take pleasure in the fact that i am making it FOR HER. LOL.


33 posted on 06/18/2013 2:56:52 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: tiki

Because they are fertilized with all-natural e-coli?


34 posted on 06/18/2013 2:59:05 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: LSAggie

Thanks for the ping.


35 posted on 06/18/2013 4:28:34 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: LSAggie

Thank you!
I’ll call them and give it a try.


36 posted on 06/18/2013 5:02:33 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: LSAggie; Texican72

Our two cats have had a few bouts with diarrhea in the past. The last time the male had it (about three months ago), I gave him a dose of Rapid Care G.I. from EntirelyPets.com. Just one dose stopped the trots immediately and he hasn’t had it since. It really works!


37 posted on 06/18/2013 9:29:40 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: LSAggie

I started feeding raw meaty bones well over 18 years ago, and have never looked back. Finally found the right way to feed so I could have healthy dogs, with no illnesses, cruddy teeth (except maybe the canines, if you feed table treats), fleas, stinky breath, yeasts, ticks, or other common health problems.

Stop feeding your dogs processed food. Do some research, for Dog’s sake! Check out Tom Lonsdale on the web.

http://www.rawmeatybones.com/diet/ExpDiet.html

Raw fed dogs do not get sick from raw, and there is a reason, but if you don’t do your homework, you won’t ever understand why processed fed food dogs do die from it.

It is the crap (like clay, beet pulp, etc) they put in kibble to slow it down through their intestines, which then keep the salmonella multiplying till it overwhelms them. They are trying to keep the dog’s poop reasonably normal looking and acceptable to us.

But it isn’t, really, if you think about it. It stinks, just sits there & doesn’t degrade, while a raw food diet poop crumbles away without much smell, into a crumbly white powder after a few days in the sun.

The crap they put in the kibble keeps you from seeing the goopy diarrhea that would normally occur from feeding them left-over grain junk that dogs cannot digest.

The manufacturers know you won’t tolerate constant diarrhea from grains dogs do not have the enzymes to digest, so they add stuff into the kibble to slow down whatever concoction they have made from the leftovers after harvesting, in the dog’s intestines, giving the salmonella a lot of time to multiply and destroy.

A healthy dog, fed a species appropriate diet has no problem with salmonella, or other stuff he might find in wild kill, road kill, or decayed carcasses in the woods.

Their digestive tracts are totally different than ours, and are equipped with powerful acids and enzymes that can deal with stuff our lengthy convoluted intestinal systems can’t. Theirs are way much shorter, and totally different than ours. A raw fed dog has much smaller, less sticky & stinky poops, that easily degrade without endless scooping.

Any dog, no matter how little or big, is happier, healthier, and less expensive, vet-wise, if he or she is fed a raw meaty diet.

http://www.rawmeatybones.com/diet/ExpDiet.html

Please know that I am now pushing 70 years of age, am not interested in arguments, and really do not give a flying fig what you choose to feed your pets. You either pay good money for a species-appropriate diet, or you pay up the wazoo to the vets.

Your choice, and do not bother me with crank comments. I won’t respond. I am too old and cranky to argue with people who don’t care to research factual truth, but want to argue with me with uninformed opinions.


38 posted on 06/18/2013 9:35:35 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

I do have dry food available for my dog but she mostly eats what we eat.


39 posted on 06/18/2013 9:59:20 PM PDT by tiki
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To: LSAggie
I was using Evo cat food, but will switch for at least a while. The cats currently seem to prefer Simply Nourish dry food, anyway. I'm happy to oblige them.

Sorry to see this happen yet again!

40 posted on 06/18/2013 11:51:40 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: LSAggie

Thanks for the headsup!

I usually stock up way ahead of time before a new bag needs to be opened, allowing time for recalls to be announced before my critters start eating it.

Doesn’t do anything to help the poor beasties who guinea-pigged the bad stuff, but at least mine get spared.


41 posted on 06/19/2013 12:00:17 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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