Salmonella Concerns Cause Diamond Dog Food Recall

It’s not just humans who can contract the salmonella virus—dogs get it too. Diamond Pet Foods is now issuing a voluntary recall of their Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice (dry dog food) and their Diamond Puppy Formula (also dry).

As of this morning, the company’s website reports that affected products “have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No dog illnesses have been reported.”

They say you should watch for: lethargy, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Or, your pet might display decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Even if your dog seems healthy, he or she could still infect other animals or even humans.

Always wash your hands thoroughly after coming into contact with pet food products, the website cautions, and  if your pet has consumed the recalled product and has the above symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The Diamond website also lists specific recalled products that you should discontinue feeding and discard. Customers in:

Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Maryland
Michigan
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina and
Virginia

may be affected by the Lamb Meal & Rice recall, while customers in:

Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Maryland
Michigan
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee and
Virginia

may need to throw out their Puppy Formula.

Not sure if the product you purchased is included in the recall? Contact Diamond Pet Foods at 800-442-0402, or visit www.diamondpetrecall.com. You may be eligible for replacement product or a refund.

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Holly Doering has worked for the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana for half a decade. Her areas of expertise include the CORE Values Program (Character, Optimism, Respect, Ethics) for Teens and Charity Review as well as writing and editing. Prior to that, she has written for two newspapers, a local magazine, and taught English at the community college. She is the proud author of a short story in ZYZZYVA literary magazine and has had good luck publishing lots of poetry. Each year she rolls up her sleeves and wades into the autumn Nanowrimo writing madness and has several unfinished novels to her credit.