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Midwestern Pet Foods recall due to salmonella risk

Pet Food Recall at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville FL Area

Midwestern Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall of certain types of dog and cat foods that were produced at its production facility in Monmouth, IL. The pet food has been recalled because of potential contamination with Salmonella, a type of toxic bacteria. At San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, we are here to answer any questions you may have about the pet food recall and how Salmonella may affect your pet.

What specific types of pet food were recalled?

The Midwestern Pet Foods recall list includes the following brands:

  • CanineX
  • Meridian
  • Earthborn Holistic
  • Venture
  • Sportmix
  • Sportmix Wholesomes
  • Sportstrail
  • Unrefined
  • Pro Pac
  • Pro Pac Ultimates

Detailed information on which specific products were recalled, along with their lot numbers and bag sizes, is available in the recall notice here.

Can dogs and cats get Salmonella infection?

Yes, unfortunately, our furry friends are susceptible to becoming ill after exposure to Salmonella. Symptoms of pets with Salmonellainfection include decreased appetite, abdominal pain, fever, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, and bloody stool. Some healthy pets may not show any symptoms but can be carriers and infect other animals or humans after exposure to Salmonella. While no pet or human illnesses had been reported due to the recalled pet food as of late March 2021, you should speak with Dr. Gutta if your pet consumed the recalled pet food.

Can I get Salmonellafrom handling my pet’s food?

Yes, there is some risk to humans if they have handled contaminated pet foods. The risk is higher if a person has not thoroughly washed their hands and surfaces that came into contact with the product. Symptoms of Salmonella in humans include:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody stool
  • Fever
  • Abdominal cramping
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In more serious cases, Salmonellacan also cause other issues such as endocarditis, muscle pain, urinary tract symptoms, eye irritation, and arterial infections. If you have these or other symptoms, please get in touch with your healthcare provider.

Partners in your pet’s health

At San Marco Animal Hospital, we care deeply about all of the pets we treat and their families. If you have any questions about the pet food recall or other pet health issues, call us in Jacksonville, FL at 904-516-9767 or text us at (904) 352-2559.

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Dr. Venkat Gutta
San Marco Animal Hospital

Dr. Venkat Gutta moved to the US almost two decades ago to further his passion for veterinary science. Having earned a Master’s Degree in Animal Science in Georgia and having completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, he completed clinical rotations at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gutta then received his license to practice in Florida. For over a decade, he served as an associate veterinarian at the Banfield Pet Hospital. He benefitted from a great amount of exposure and experience, especially in high-quality veterinary medicine and surgeries for soft tissue injuries. To date, Dr. Gutta strives to be approachable to his clients and ensure that they have complete awareness and understanding of the health issues that are faced by their furry friends. His special interests lie in skin issues, behavioral problems, senior pet wellness, nutritional counseling, preventive care, and wellness examinations, particularly relevant to canine and feline medicine. Today Dr. Gutta continues to keep himself updated about modern advances in veterinary science through his memberships in the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society and American Veterinary Medical Association.

 
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