Raw Cat Food Recall

Today I received an AVMA Animal Alert announcing yet another pet food recall.  Primal Pet Foods of San Mateo, California is recalling their four pound Feline Salmon and Chicken Formula.  It is feared that the raw chicken and salmon nuggets may be contaminated with Salmonella.  For more information, see the Primal Pet Foods website or contact them directly at (866) 566-4652.  So far, no known pet or human illness has been reported.  This is a voluntary recall by the company. 

Please remember that freezing does not kill pathogenic bacteria like E. coli or Salmonella in raw foods.  Use caution whenever handling raw foods for human or animal consumption.  I recommend running all food bowls and utensils through a dishwasher after every feeding.  This also will prevent children from contact with a bowl that contains remnants from your pet’s meal.     

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.