Natura Pet has expanded a recall of all dry food and treats for dogs, cats and ferrets due to concerns over salmonella.
(Image Source: Natura Pet ) BY JASMINE BAILEY Thought only human food could carry salmonella? Well, you’d be wrong. We’ve got to look out for our furry friends as well. Natura Pet expanded the recall of its products after some of them tested positive for the pathogen. The company carries six different brands of organic pet food for dogs, cats and ferrets. This recall includes all dry pet food and treats with expiration dates before March 24, 2014. (Via Natura Pets) Natura previously issued a recall back in March that only named specific dry food. (Via FDA) Some symptoms animals can develop include: lethargy diarrhea Fever Vomiting (Via PetMD) And contaminated animal food can also be a risk to your health. A writer for Ann Arbor explains, “People handling dry pet food of any kind and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to any contaminated product.” Symptoms of salmonella are similar in humans and through not pleasant. According to Web MD, most cases clear on their own. (Via WebMD) Natura has not indicated if any animals, or humans, have become sick because of the contaminated food. The recall does not include any canned foods.