When I first brought Frankie home from the shelter I admit I was a bit intimated by his size and the fact I didn’t know him. I was afraid he might turn on me and bite but after getting to know him he would never do that, he’s just a big lover! I get down on my knees and he puts both paws on my shoulders and gives me a big hug everyday.
A dogs looks from behind a railing at the entrance to a home, as a woman walks by, in Havana, Cuba.
Diamond recalls a third type of dog food
May 1, 2012
Dog owners may want to steer clear of Diamond Pet Foods for a while.
The Missouri-based company is recalling a third type of dry dog food because of salmonella concerns.
A statement issued Monday from the company said the latest recall involves its Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food and. No canine illnesses have been reported.
The product was distributed to customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
All three products were made at a Gaston, S.C., plant, where production was suspended April 8. The plant is the same one that made mold-contaminated food that killed dozens of dogs nationwide in 2005.
Last month the company announced it was recalling batches of its Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula and Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice.
The latest recall covers the following production codes:
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0401B22XJW 6-Apr-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0401A21XAW 6-Apr-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0101C31XME 11-Jan-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0401B21XDJ 7-Apr-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 20 lb. DPP0401B22XJW 6-Apr-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 20 lb. DPP0101C31XME 11-Jan-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 20 lb. DPP0101C31XRB 11-Jan-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 8 lb. DPP0401B2XALW 7-Apr-2013
— Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 6 oz. samples DPP0401
If you have this food on hand discontinue its use and toss it.
Two human cases of Salmonella in Ohio linked to dog food recall
May 4, 2012
COLUMBUS -- Health agencies are urging people to properly handle pet food after two illnesses in people have been linked to an outbreak of salmonella associated with a dog food recall.
The Centers for Disease Control says 14 cases of human illness in nine states have been linked to the recalled pet food. The two cases in Ohio involve a 74-year-old woman in Franklin County and a 4-month old girl in Morrow
People can become sick by handling pet products contaminated with salmonella or by coming into contact with pets or surfaces that have been contaminated.
Washing your hands before and after handling pet food and treats, after petting or handling pets, or before preparing your own food is the most effective way to prevent illness.