How much do you know the cat food that you are feeding your furry friend? Do not be very complacent about it. Read some news and reviews on the product. Who knows, this may be among the lists of cat foods for recall.
This year, some cat food products were found to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products specifically summoned for food recall were those manufactured by Pro Pet LLC in St. Mary’s Ohio for the space of 2 days. Fortunately, the said company volunteered to withdraw these products from the market. Although this cat food formula was found to be contaminated by Salmonella, there were no reported illnesses which resulted from the intake of such products.
Salmonella can cause health issues not just among cats but even to pet owners who handle them. This affects not just the animal who consumes the product but also anybody who holds the contaminated food or even to surfaces where it was exposed. Hence, if you start to have symptoms like fever, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramping, you should suspect that you are infected with Salmonella and should see a doctor right away. You must not be too complacent about it since serious infection can lead to life threatening health conditions like endocarditis, urinary tract disorder, eye irritation, muscle plain or arthritis.
To know if your cat has been infected by such pathogen, observe for signs of lethargy, bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever and vomiting. Even healthy looking cats can be carrier of Salmonella too. Hence, if your cat has just consumed Pro Pet LLC products in the past few days, you need to even take a closer look and observe for possible Salmonella infection. Most of all, always keep watch for updates on cat food recalls in the days to come to make sure that you are purchasing safe meals for your precious felines.