Recall Issued for Dog Food Sold at PetSmart, Chewy

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Before you feed Fido his dinner, you might want to double check the bag.

A national dog food brand is recalling some of their products, due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

Nationally Distributed Dog Food Recalled Over Salmonella Contamination

Real Pet Food Company out of Phoenix, AZ has issued a voluntary recall on some of it’s Billy + Margot high quality dog food, because the product could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella.

The possible contamination could affect both the animals consuming the product, and their humans handling the contaminated pet food.

If you’ve purchased Billy + Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe in a 4 lb bag with the lot code V 07 Feb 2022 from any U.S. retail store, please stop feeding the product to your dogs. Owners are urged to dispose of the product immediately, wash hands thoroughly, and sanitize any affected surfaces.

Billy + Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods dog food
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should call Real Pet Food Company for a refund, or for additional information: 1-800-467-5494, between 8 am and 10 pm EST.

The recall does not affect any other Billy + Margot products, or the brand’s products sold outside of the U.S.

Pet Owners Urged to Look Out for These Symptoms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that no illnesses have been reported so far. However, pet owners should still be on the look out for symptoms of Salmonella infection.

Pets with Salmonella infections could be lethargic and have diarrhea, fever, vomiting, or abdominal pain. Infected pets can also be carriers, and infect other animals or humans in the house.

If your dog exhibits any of these symptoms after consuming the dog food affected, please contact your veterinarian.

Because humans are also at risk for infection, pet owners should also monitor themselves for symptoms. They include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Salmonella can rarely result in more serious illness, like muscle pain, eye irritation, urinary tract symptoms, arterial infections, and more.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should contact your healthcare provider.

The recall was issued after a routine sampling program by state officials revealed that finished products contained Salmonella. Real Pet Food Company has stopped production and distribution of the dog food affected by the recall.

Retailers have been asked to remove the affected products from shelves immediately, and to dispose of the product.

The FDA said that they and Real Pet Food Company will continue to investigate what caused the contamination.