An Iams and Eukanuba cat food and dog food recall was recently announced by the manufacturer, the Procter & Gamble Company. This Iams and Eukanuba pet food recall is voluntary on the part of the company that makes it. The recall entails specific lots of dry pet food, after fears that there's the potential that these lots could be contaminated with Salmonella.
According to WHNT News on Aug 18, the lots in the recall were sold in the U.S. and account for about 0.1% of the Iams label annual production, so it is a small amount of Iams production that may be tainted. There's no percentage given for the production this recall entails for the Eukanuba dry pet food. No illnesses involving Salmonella from the Iams or Eukanuba cat and dog food have been reported.
Salmonella is not only a risk to animals eating a product that is contaminated, but it is also a risk to humans handling the contaminated pet food product.
For a complete list of lots for the Iams cat and dog recall click here to the Iams website.
For a complete list of lots for the Eukanuba cat and dog recall click here to the Eukanuba website.
Symptoms seen in pets with Salmonella infections may include:
Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
Pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans when they contract Salmonella. If your pet has had any of the recalled product and has these symptoms, it is suggested that you contact your veterinarian.