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Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts O’Neal’s Feeders Supply, Inc. Recalls Arrow Brand Dry Dog Food.

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Two major pet food recalls were announced on Friday, July 2 involving
Merrick Beef Filet Squares made by Merrick Pet Care and a variety of
nutritional supplements made by the United Pet Group and sold under
the Nature’s Miracle, Excel, Petco, DDS, Drs. Foster & Smith and
Pro-Pet brands:

1. Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling 86 cases of
its 10-ounce “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs” pet treats (marked “Item
#60016 Lot #10084TL7 Best by March 24, 2012”) because they have the
potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Pet owners who touch the
treats can become infected with Salmonella if they have not thoroughly
washed their hands or all surfaces exposed to this product immediately
afterward. If you have purchased “Beef Filet Squares for Dogs,” you
are urged to seal the unused portion in a bag or other receptacle and
return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. More details
about the recall can be found here. If you have additional questions,
you may call the company directly Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
CST at at 1-800-664-7387.

2. United Pet Group has recalled a number of nutritional supplements
for dogs and powdered-form products for dogs and cats after laboratory
testing revealed that some lots of some of these products may be
contaminated with Salmonella. These products are sold under a variety
of different names, including Nature’s Miracle, Excel, Pro-Pet, Petco,
DDS and Drs. Foster & Smith, with expiration dates between 01/2013 and
06/2013. Products with expiration dates earlier than 01/2013 or later
than 06/2013 are not included in this recall. (The expiration date can
be found imprinted vertically on the right side of the product label.)
For a complete list of the affected pet products, click here.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and exhibit
diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased
appetite, fever and abdominal pain. It’s important to note that
infected but otherwise outwardly healthy pets can be carriers and
infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any amount of
the recalled products and has these symptoms, please contact your
veterinarian immediately.

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The following recalls have been announced:

_Response Products, of Broken Bow, Neb., is voluntarily recalling Cetyl M for Dogs, because the product could be contaminated with salmonella. Contaminated pet food can infect animals as well as people who have not handled the products properly. No illnesses have been reported, according to the company. The dietary supplement for dogs was distributed nationwide through direct sales, stores, veterinarians and online retailers. The recall involves lot numbers 1210903 and 0128010. For more information, consumers can call 1-877-266-9757.

For more information on this supplement and others click here

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