Big Dog Natural Recalls Chicken and Fish Supreme Dog Food Due to Healt
Big Dog Natural is voluntary recalling a select production lot of its raw dehydrated dog food Chicken Supreme, as it is potentially contaminated with Salmonella. As well, Big Dog Natural’s Fish Supreme is also being recalled due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
Both the Chicken Supreme and Fish Supreme were shipped to online customers the week of 10/31/2015 to 11/13/2015. These products were sold directly to consumers through the company’s online website in the U.S. The voluntarily recalled product includes all weight volumes of the Big Dog Natural Chicken and Fish Supreme. No additional products are affected by this recall.
Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect dogs and humans, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Pets with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Big Dog Natural became aware of a potential issue after receiving notification from the FDA that a sample of Chicken Supreme tested positive for Salmonella and a sample of Fish Supreme for Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers should discontinue feeding the affected product and monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns. Consumers who purchased the product can obtain a full refund or exchange by returning the product in its original packaging.
If you have a question, please visit the Big Dog Natural website or call 1-732-785-2600 (from 9am till 4pm EST).
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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