I set up a Google Alerts so that I could learn about Pet Food recalls right when they’re reported and signed on this morning to be blown away by a Diamond Pet Foods recall. When I first read the headlines, I was excite about the “voluntary” recall, but as I continued to read I learned that this isn’t the first Diamond Pet Foods recall and that pets are being harmed by their products. It breaks my heart that pet owners are trusting companies to provide us with safe products and there are companies out there who are letting us down time and time again.
Not only does Diamond Pet Foods produce products under their own name, they also produce products under the Costco Kirkland brand. Costco is a local company here in the Pacific Northwest where we go weekly to stock up on supplies (by the way, they have bully sticks now). Update: I just learned that Diamond Pet Foods also produces food under the following names:
- Taste of the Wild
- Solid Gold Health Products for Pets
- Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods
- Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
The cities they say are impacted by this Diamond Pet Foods recall are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia
Please note that people who handle the pet food could become infected with salmonella. Healthy people infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Pets with salmonella may have decreased appetite fever and abdominal pain
Here are the articles I found today about the Diamond Pet Foods recall:
Just a reminder that Life’s Abundance is a recall free company. I’ve been more than happy with the food we feed our cats and dogs. I love that our indoor cats are losing weight and gaining more energy. I love how great our dogs look and feel. If you would like to learn more about switching your pets’ food to Life’s Abundance, please check out my site – KIM’S BEST PET FOOD or contact me today.
Let’s work together to keep our dogs and cats safe, because they depend on us to make the right choices for them.
Speaking of keeping our pets safe:
Please donate what you can to the care of Sweetie, a stray one of our rescue workers found the first week of April. She’s was badly abused and malnourished and we need to raise money for her vet care. She’s a sweet, resilient dog who is now in the care of true animal lovers. If you can donate, please do, even $5 will help. The link to our Craistlist ad about Sweetie contains tough pictures to see, just wanted to warn you.