IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PET FOOD RECALL
If you haven't heard already, Diamond Pet Foods has voluntarily recalled several brands produced in its Gaston, South Carolina, plant as a precautionary measure to protect the health and safety of customers and their pets. Several other brands (made at the Diamond plant) have also recalled product. It is important to check your pets food to make sure it isn't on the list - the effected foods don't all have "Diamond Brands" in their name.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), at least 14 individuals have been infected in a multi-state Salmonella outbreak contracted from contaminated dog food. The news began breaking a couple of weeks ago but there were no confirmed human or animal cases until the CDC news release on May 4, 2012.
Instead of listing all the effected brands here - becuase the list is ever changing - we are posting the most up-to-date news on our Facebook Page. We are aware that some of our clients feed their pets food on the list, including: Canidea, Taste of the Wild, and Solid Gold. Not all lines of these products are on the recall list - so check the websites below carefully and watch your pet for any unusual behavior.
The other two sources of information we are recommendeding are:
Diamond Pet Food's recall website: http://diamondpetrecall.com/
FDA's Recall website: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/default.htm
New recalls are coming in everyday. Even if you're pet's food doesn't read "Diamond Brands" it still could be on the list. We are posting on our Facebook page when new recalls are issued.
Stay up-to-date on this recall by "Liking" us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/penbayvets
Our goal is to help you be the best pet owner possible.
PenBay Veterinary Associates is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Since 2005, we have regularly undergone evaluations by AAHA to ensure that we comply with the association’s high quality standards of care. These standards cover nearly every aspect of our hospital, including surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, pet health records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental and nursing care, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology. Approximately 15 percent of animal hospitals in North America are accredited by AAHA.