Dog Health Issues – Dog Food and Salmonella

Dog Health Issues – So dog food and salmonella are back in the news.  The FDA announced that they are particularly concerned about salmonella that is being transmitted to humans by touching pet food, treats, and supplements. 

Yes, I am greatly concerned with humans who contract this disease.  One death due to salmonella poisoning is one too many.

But I am also greatly concerned about our dogs and cats.  But I am not seeing too much concern by the FDA for our dogs and salmonella – only for humans.

Personally, I would never buy a dog food, treat, or supplement from any company that was subject to a pet food recall of any kind. 

I have bought healthy dog food from the same company for 7 years.  It has never had any products recalled.  Because, it has the pet’s interest at heart, I am certain it never will.  The procedures it follows will prevent this problem from ever happening.

I read an article on the subject of dog food and salmonella.  It is entitled “Warning: Why You May Want to Wash Your Hands After Feeding Fido.”

Here is a short quote from the article:

Your dog’s biscuits may look innocent enough, but the Food and Drug Administration is raising some serious concerns about your risk of contracting salmonella after handling pet food and treats.

Your dog’s biscuits may look innocent enough, but the Food and Drug Administration is raising some serious concerns about your risk of contracting salmonella after handling pet food and treats.

According to a statement that the agency released last week, the “FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine … is particularly concerned about salmonella being transmitted to humans through pet foods, pet treats, and supplements for pets that are intended to be fed to animals in homes, where they are likely to be directly handled or ingested by humans.”

The complete article can be read here.

What do think about this issue of dog food and salmonella?  If humans might be poisoned by touching dog food, treats, and supplements, I am certainly not going to feed my dog this junk.  This has got to stop.  What do you think?

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