KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor
Lynden, Wash. – A local veterinarian is warning pet owners about a national recall of dry pet food potentially contaminated with salmonella.
Dr. Perry Stanfield of Kulshan Animal Hospital in Lynden says Proctor and Gamble, which owns the brands Eukanuba and Iams Cat and Dog Food, has issued a voluntary recall of specific varieties of dry pet food.
So far, there are no reports of animals getting sick from contaminated dry food.
Stanfield warns that people can get salmonella just from handling the food and otherwise healthy dogs and cats can carry the bacteria and spread it to other animals and people.
Symptoms in dogs or cats can be as mild as decreased appetite and stomach pain and as severe as fever, vomiting and diarrhea.
In healthy adults, the symptoms are similar.
In more serious cases, there may be symptoms of muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract issues.