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Published On: Tue, Apr 16th, 2013

Pet food made by Natura Pet Products recalled due to Salmonella concerns: Health Canada

US pet food manufacturer, Natura Pet Products Inc. has recalled several batches of its dry pet food due to possible contamination with Salmonella, according to a Health Canada recall alert Monday.

Image/Health Canada

Image/Health Canada

Approximately 46,405 bags of recalled dry pet food products have been distributed in Canada. The recalled food has expiration dates from July 1, 2013, to March 13, 2014, Health Canada says.

The food was sold under the brand names Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise and Karma.

Salmonella is a pathogen to both humans and animals. There is a risk for humans handling the contaminated dog food if poor hand washing techniques are not performed or surfaces in contact with the dog food are not properly cleaned.

In humans, Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Pets, including dogs, with Salmonella can become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. The clinical features of canine salmonellosis vary on strain, amount ingested and dog host factors.

Many dogs however are asymptomatic carriers of the bacteria and may shed Salmonella for up to 100 days after being infected. This can become a risk for family members and anyone with confirmed salmonellosis without a known risk of exposure, the family pet should be tested regardless of symptoms.

Neither Health Canada nor Natura Pet Products Inc. has received any reports of illnesses related to the recalled pet food products.

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