At Healthy Spot, we know your dogs and cats are more than just pets, they’re family. That’s why we’re committed to providing product updates and the latest info on recalls or warnings - even from brands we don’t carry! It’s our mission to inspire healthy pet lifestyles and we hope our updates help you feel more confident and informed as a pet parent.
June 15, 2021 — Freshpet Inc., a pet food brand from New Jersey, recalled a single lot of their Freshpet Dog Food due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria. These recalled products were distributed at some Target locations in Southern California and Arizona, but were primarily sold at Publix in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia.
Below are the specifics of the food being recalled:
- Freshpet Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef and Egg Recipe
- Package size: 1 pound bags
- Sell by date: 10/30/2021
Symptoms of Salmonella infection in both dogs and humans include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and lethargy. Although many healthy people and pets recover within a few days without treatment, you should contact your veterinarian/doctor if you think your dog or a household member has salmonellosis.
If you suspect that your furry friend or anyone in your household may have Salmonella infection, it’s important that you contact your doctor/veterinarian straight away and go to the closest emergency room.
Although Healthy Spot does not carry Freshpet, we recommend that you throw the food away if you have purchased any of the affected products. To discard, secure the contaminated food in a container and throw it away where no other animals can get to it. It is also important that all areas that have come into contact with contaminated products are thoroughly sanitized, including the freezer or fridge where the food was stored.
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