Skip to comments.P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry Pet Food Due to Possible Health Risk
Posted on 08/16/2013 5:48:21 PM PDT by haffast
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.
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.
This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10-day window at a single manufacturing site. P&Gs routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.
P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM ET), or via website at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com. Media Contact: Jason Taylor, 513-622-1111.
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I’ve looked at hundreds of links created by The Faithful for many, many years.
I’ve also argued *for* your side for nearly as long.
In that time, I’ve learned to not argue with raw/BARFers because it’s generally pointless.
FWIW, the people up the road recently lost their last wolf to extreme old age.
As with their other wolves, they ate dog food.
On this one point, we must disagree.
I found the best thing for my dogs ears is dermaplast spray.
It goes on as a spray so is a light application and the spray tends to get everywhere in the ear canal where sometimes you miss a place and the spray makes it easy to use.
Salamander, I have enjoyed your posts on many issues and we agree on much. On this one we will have to agree to disagree. I understand the resistance to feeding raw because I used to be there. Thankfully I am no longer there — but it took me a long time to get over my fears and I had to go gradually down that path. Even then I was bombarded with a lot of “well-meaning” nonsense that had no basis in truth — mostly from the vet community. Thankfully we used our eyes, ears, and God-given common sense. I did my research and we saw the results in our dog’s health. We had thought they were healthy on kibble before, but did not know how healthy they could be until we went raw. There are some things we do not feed — but there are many ways to “feed raw” and not all of it involves feeding bones. Some feed ground bones, some whole, and some not at all. Some feed RMB’s, some, like us, do not — but it is counterintuitive to believe that feeding food prepared who knows when under the current FDA compliance policy is healthier in any way to feeding whole, fresh food. There is a scientist (whose name I forget but I could find it if I had the time) who has been researching carcinogens in human food. He discovered that they can be evidenced in hair. He pulled hairs from his kibble-fed dogs and found carcinogens present that were off the chart: a non-issue in raw meat. No, he doesn’t feed raw and he has no “agenda” in terms of trying to convince others to do so. Interesting.
“That crud can cause severe health problems if it becomes systemic.”
Our mutt (black lab/great dane/??) has been diagnosed to be allergic to all sorts of grains, some meat, etc. Pretty much all of the filler material in dog food. My wife takes care of all that so I don’t recall all the details, but I know his food is some special stuff now. He also had/has some odd-ball ear infection. And the only antibiotic that will work on it is back-ordered for years (it’s for humans as well). It is better, but I think still there.
And now he is showing other skin irritations as well. Might just be allergies from running in the weeds though. Are there other things we should be on the lookout for with his ear “gunk”?
Odin, for example was born with familial hypothyroidism and mild follicular alopecia.
Both manifested so abnormally early that I had to literally fight my vet for the T panel to even be done.
He was shocked that I'd been right.
The dog "looked great" at that age [1 YO]
However, several months of 6 star rated kibble made "great" look pitiful.
Everyone remarks how utterly lush his coat is compared to the other Dobes they've met and how robust he is.
The baby is following in his paw-steps with the difference that her meat supplementation is always cooked.
She looks glorious, in spite of being covered with "shop dust".
We have no skin conditions, food allergies, itching or other issues and I never wash my dogs.
I wipe them off with a microfiber cloth for 'special occasions' and that's about it.
Regardless, you are and will always remain my dear FRiend.
Best wishes for your furbies, *always*. :)
Ask your vet if he will give the dog oral Nystatin to clean out any existing systemic yeast infection.
There is also an over-the-counter probiotic/colostrum cap which I *and* the dogs take, simply because it keep your gears running smoothly.
Odds are that is his problem, whether it’s secondary or primary.
Have you had a -complete- thyroid panel run?
If not, start there.
Hypothyroidism is a great mimic of other issues.
Check your FReepmail.
They are beautiful babies for sure, Salamander! I’ve been so thrilled with our 14 year old’s recovery from IBD and the cessation of her chronic ear issues — and our Chow mix’s thick lush coat (poor baby was in awful shape when we pulled him out of the apt. where he’d been abandoned: flea eggs, greasy coat and the consistency of a straw broom. Awful.) He was always panicky when it was meal time when we were feeding kibble, but he’s satisfied now and doesn’t gulp his food down in a frenzy. Blessings to you and yours, Salamander. I consider you my dear FRiend and treasure the convos we’ve had. I pray your sorrow has lessened somewhat since your precious Halla’s passing (hope I’m spelling her name correctly), that you have peace and rest in the knowledge you will see her again, and that all of your furbabies are healthy and happy with no sign of problems!
It’s better, mostly.
There are still moments when the sorrow is too much but you know, an odd little blue-black butterfly has taken up residence since she left us and seems to be making a point of following me around when I’m outside.
It’s just the color she was and in spite of my lifelong ‘way with critters’, I’ve never had a butterfly decide it was going to land on me and ride around, especially not as a habit.
I take it as a sign from God that Halla is happy and well, somewhere and truth be told, it does remind me so much of her and her happy, reckless, ‘loopy’ way of running.
But now I worry about it with cold weather approaching.
I wonder if I should bring it inside or let it be whatever it is?
[pinging momtothree for butterfly sightings] :)
Are you a vet?
I’m sure she knows (like many of us) that most Purina food is loaded with cheap additives like corn in order to expand profit margins at the expense of our pet’s health. Most vets (like doctors) are ‘compensated’ for their endorsements and testimonials.
Do you have proof my vet is being compensated? She might just being practical knowing we have and had rescues.
The solution, half hydrogen peroxide, half water, twice a week. Use about a teaspoon. Put in the affected ear and massage the base of the ear to work the liquid into the ear. Then let your dog shake his head to dislodge the debris, and a cotton ball to get the rest.
She has another solution using Gentian violet. but it is not to be used on dogs with inflamed or ulcerated ears, and since I didn't know what shape your dog's ears were in I didn't include it. Let me know if you are interested.
I don’t know much about butterflies — except that they’re beautiful — but the fact that every insect I find in my home pretty much dies when it cannot find it’s way outside again tells me they wouldn’t do well inside. I just don’t think insects do well inside. They seem to need the outside, the special diet, the sun, the grass. Your butterfly will do find out there. The Lord gave her/him (?) the ability to know what to do in colder weather.
Walmartian, please pardon my intrusion here but I think you should know that if your vet is traditional the chances are that everything your vet knows about nutrition came from the very few hours they get in vet school — and the materials used are sponsored by the pet food industry. If you want to know what to look for in a commercial food, or what food is best there are sources to go to for that, but your vet most likely isn’t one of them. If your vet is a holistic or integrative vet they usually HAVE gone beyond what they got in vet school. I don’t think it’s about compensation as much as it’s about just not knowing any better.
Here are some links you might find helpful — from a DVM who has studied nutrition beyond what she got in vet school:
Sadly, it’s up to the pet parent to do the requisite research into what our babies should eat. If you want to have an interesting convo with your vet, ask him/her if they have looked at the ingredient list on what they’re recommending. Then ask if they can tell you the industry standard definition of what’s behind each ingredient. Take it from someone who’s done this: dollars to donuts he/she won’t have any idea. That should give you a huge green light to do your own research. Knowledge is power and your furbabies will benefit from it.
Just because it says its made in the US doesn’t mean some ingredients don’t come from China. That was the case in the massive 2007 pet food recall, which incidentally, included Iams and Eukanuba.
Most synthetic vitamins come from there as well....
Nope and I don’t have to be a vet to know what dog food is garbage.
I wouldn’t feed anything less than ‘5 star’ and what I use now is ‘6 star’.
Purina dog foods ~do~ make wonderful food for chickens.
However, I could just go to WalMart and buy some “Ol’ Roy” [gag] and it would be much cheaper and the chickens would be just as happy.
At the very *minimum*, purchase a food with NO soy, no corn..in any form.
FWIW, “Beneful” is a great food for raising baby possums.
Chickens love it, too.
Wouldn’t feed it to a dog.
A nice couple of sites every dog lover should bookmark:
Just because it says its made in the US doesnt mean some ingredients dont come from China.”
Disclosure of foreign origin (parts or manufacturing) is required by law. Procter & Gamble is serious in its efforts to avoid illegality.
Pet Food Manufacturers are not required to list the country source of separate ingredients.