April 2019 Recalls

April 2019 Recalls

Apr 19, 2019Andrew Kim

At Healthy Spot, we know that your dogs and cats are more than just pets, they’re family. That’s why we’re committed to provide monthly updates on pet food recalls, warnings or additional product information on all pet products, including updates from brands that we may or may not carry. It’s our mission to inspire healthy pet lifestyles and we hope by reporting on these pet product updates, you feel confident you are treating your pet the very best.

Salmonella bacteria found in Darwin’s Natural Dog Food

Darwin’s Natural Pet products Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs and Turkey Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs have both been recalled. The FDA collected and analyzed unopened samples from these 2 lots in response to consumer complaints, and were concerned that people still have these products in their possession because they are sold and stored frozen. 

They found traces of Salmonella in these two products. Salmonella is a very concerning bacteria because it causes illness and death in humans and animals, especially those who are young, old or have a weak immune system. Some signs of the infection can be diarrhea, fever, decreased activity levels, loss of appetite and abdominal cramps. Most recover from the infection on their own, but for others they need to be hospitalized. If your pet is showing signs of salmonella infection, contact your veterinarian immediately.

 You can read more about this recall at this link.

Listeria monocytogenes potentially contaminated in Thogersen Family Farm Pet Food


This recall is the result of samples collected by the Washington State Department of Agriculture where  some traces of this bacteria were found in finished products, although no illnesses have been reported.

The following 4 packages are included in this voluntary recall:

  • Coarse ground rabbit raw pet food
  • Coarse ground mallard duck frozen raw pet food
  • Ground llama frozen raw pet food
  • Ground pork frozen raw pet food

Listeria monocytogenes is a serious infection, sometimes fatal to weakened immune systems. Healthy victims may only suffer short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should immediately contact a health care provider.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and is showing signs of this infection, contact your veterinarian immediately.

You can read more about this recall at this link.


We care about the health and wellness of your pets, which is why we update you monthly with the most important information in pet food. If you have any additional questions, please email us at help@healthyspot.com.

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