Eukanuba and Iams Dog Food Recall

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Dog Food Recall WarningProctor and Gamble has announced a voluntary recall of some of its Iams Veterinary and Eukanuba dog food products due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Complete details regarding this recall are available within the actual FDA Press Release dated July 30, 2010 also provides the facts regarding this expanded dog food recall.

Dog food recalls involving Salmonella contamination are potentially serious matters… for both humans and pets. People who handle dry food can easily become infected with the bacteria.

According to the FDA…

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

So, take precautions… and be sure to tell everyone you know.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

All questions regarding this dog food recall are being handled by Proctor and Gamble Customer Relations at 877-340-8823.

Visit our Dog Food Recalls summary page for an index of links to all the Advisor’s most recent product recall reports.

Other spellings: Eukenuba, Eucanuba

  • http://www.atlantalawyer.org/ Auden L. Auden L. Grumet, Esq.

    Yep, it sure does (noticed that originally). But it does not indicate when THIS post/article was published…

  • Crazy4cats

    Actually it states July of 2010, with a link attached for more details.

  • http://www.atlantalawyer.org/ Auden L. Auden L. Grumet, Esq.

    How about INCLUDING A DATE OF PUBLICATION with the article/post?? Ridiculous not to include that…

  • butchroy

    Wow, you know there has been a recall, yet you thank the good lord he has never been sick. The lord helps those who help themselves. I would not take the risk with someone who I love so much.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    I’m glad your dog has never been sick but please consider trying some new foods. Can you imagine if when you were a kid your mom fed you spaghetti and meatballs and you didn’t get sick so she said that’s all she’d ever give you?

  • Betsy Greer

    And it’s a matter of time before he gets sick.

  • Pam

    I have a yorkie and he`s going to be 6 in may. All he has ever had is Eukenuba small bites. He has never been sick, Thank the good lord. And this is all I will ever give him.

  • Barney

    P&G does not care about your dog. P&G only cares sbout the money they make.. To many recalls from a company that doesn’t care

  • Ddhilljl

    that sounds like IMHA usually shots, flea meds stress,and tick bites can cause this the pcv is low and a transfusion is needed and this does take 4 hours when the red blood cells attack their own  //also if a penny is eaten by a pet causes zinc toxcitity.i am very sorry to hear about your baby.

  • DIANN DILLS

    HI, MY NAME IS DIANN DILLS; I HAD A YORKSHIRE/SCOTTIER TERRIER WHO DIED ON FEBRUARY 11,2012. HIS NAME WAS SNOOPY; HE WAS 1(1/2) YEAR OLD, AND WEIGHED ABOUT 6.8 POUNDS. MY PUPPY ATE EUKANUBA PUPPY SMALL BITES; AND WHEN HE GOT SICK, HE WEIGHED ABOUT 4.3 POUNDS. DURING THIS TIME, AND JANUARY 9, 2012; HE BECAME VERY ILL FROM THE EUKANUBA PUPPY SMALL BITES. HIS SYMPTOM WAS VOMITTED UP BLOOD, HE HAD DIARRHEA, HE LOSSED HIS APPETTITED; ALSO HIS STOMACH SWOLLED UP AND HE LOSSED HIS HAIR. AND HE ALWAYS STAY VERY, VERY TIRED; AND HE WAS WEAKED. WE HAD TOOK SNOOPY TO THE VET, AND HE SAID TO US, THAT SNOOPY WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE US. SO, THE DOCTOR TOLD US TO TAKE HIM TO THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL, AND WE DID. AT THE HOSPITAL THE EMERGENCY, THE DOCTOR TOLD US, SNOOPY IS VERY ILL AND SHE WILL DO ALL SHE CAN DO. THE DOCTOR FOUNDED OUT SNOOPY WAS ANEMIA AND HIS BODY CONDITION WAS SLIGHTLY TUCK-IN WAIST AND THE RIBS AND ARE PALPABLE. HE HAD TO HAVE BLOOD TRANSFUSION OVER 4 HOURS, HIS PLASMALYTE IV AT 10ML/HR, SUCALFATE ORALLY 25 MG BID; PECID 0.5 MG/KG IV EVERY 24 HOURS. OVERALL, SNOOPY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LIVER PROBLEM, ALSO LATERAL WHOLE BODY RAD–POSSIBLE FOREIGN OBJECT IN STOMACH (BONY OPACITY); VISIBLE BLADDER STONE AND URINE IS ORANGE AND TURBID, AND FLUIDS BUILD UP IN THE STOMACH, THAT WOULDN’T GO AWAY. AND THE FLUIDS HAD GOTTEN WORST EVERYDAY, HAD KEPT SNOOPY VERY UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE OF THE FLUID BUILD-UP. THIS PROBLEM KEPT INCREASE MORE AND MORE UNTIL THE DOCTOR GAVE UP, AND SHE SAID; THERE IS NOTHING SHE COULD DO, SHE TRIED HER VERY BEST. AND WE WAS VERY HURT, AND MY DAUGHTER STARTED TO SCREAM AND CRYING; BECAUSE THIS IS HER BABY, SHE HAD HIM EVERY SINCE SNOOPY WAS 3 MONTHS OLD. HE SLEPT WITH HER EVERY NIGHT, AND MY HUBAND TOOK SNOOPY WITH HIM WHEN HE TOOK MY DAUGHTER TO SCHOOL. ALSO, MY HUSBAND TOOK SNOOPY EVERYWHERE HE GO, EXCEPT TO THE DOCTOR.  SNOOPY IS OUR BABY BOY AND HE WILL ALWAY, ALWAYS BE. ON FEBRUARY 11, 2012; AT 11:35 A.M. SNOOPY DIED IN MY BABY DAUGHTER BED WITH HER. THIS DAY WILL NEVER BE FORGOT, WHEN SNOOPY WENT HOME TO THE LORD. I HAD REPORTED TO EUKANUBA ABOUT THIS HAD HAPPENED TO MY PUPPY; BUT ALL THEY DID AND SAID
    “SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS”, BUT THEY DENIED THIS DIDN’T COME FROM THEIR EUKANUBA FOOD, THIS PROBLEM WAS FROM SOMEONE ELSE. “SORRY”.  ALL I WANT TO TELL ANYONE WHO IS READING THIS WATCH WHAT YOU FEED YOUR PET, WE ARE LOSSING OUR LOVE’S ONE EVERYDAY BECAUSE OF THEIR ERRORS, BUT WE HAVE TO HELP OUR PETS, BY SPEAK UP FOR THEM. BECAUSE, WE LOVE THEM, THEY ARE OUR FAMILIES, TOO.

    THANK YOU AGAIN, DIANN D.

  • Bluelacee

    My Yorkshire Terrier got sick and died overnight from eating (in my opinion) Eukanuba Puppy small bites. I just went out and there he was dead with bloody dirreahea around. I didn’t realize there had been a recall for about 2 weeks, my Yorkie that died weighed 2 pounds. There was another one that was sick and very lethargic, also with bloody dirreahea, I rushed him to the vet and I told him about the one that died and there were also others that was sick. He tested for Parvo which was negative, he was puzzled as to what was wrong. I spent about $1000. on keeping the one alive. He did make it with fluids and a lot of vet care. My other ones didn’t get as sick so they didn’t have to go to the vet. I called Eukanuba/Iams company after I found out about the recall, and they informed me that what I was feeding my dogs was not what was on their recall, but they ask for my Vet’s name and number and called him to find out if he had done a autopsy on the one that died and if he had antalized the sick yorkie’s stomach contents, which of course we didn’t, we didn’t know what was going on with the food thing. So they told me that all they could offer me was a free bag of food or a check for $50.00

  • jennifer brown

    This is ridiculous! I lost my dog over this recall… He had bloody diarhea, lost all his muscle, he was a jack russell, no one can replace him. And we spent over $1,000 trying to take care of what this food did to him. And keep him alive.. He fought for his life for about a month all because of this! Who is responsible for that!!

  • Alice Behnke

    We have a 10 yr old German Shoethair female. She became very sick with diarrhea. We have used the product of Lamb and Rice Eukanuba dog food. I had to remove all dog food from her and pot her on a rice diet. For now she is doing okay I am going to add some new dog food back to her diet. So glad I read this site and will be getting a new brand of food. P & G sucks they are large and could care less about the product. What is happening to our Country and our pride in what we do. God tells us the root of evil is the love of money.

  • Sherri

    I am changing foods for my rat terriers. I’ve fed Iams/Eukanuba since the late 90’s. “Something” became really wrong with the product in 2010 and my dogs’ coats lost their sheen, eyes lost their shine, and no one wanted to bounce around and play anymore. I called and talked with an Iams rep, and for the first time in years I felt that I was simply being run around and placated rather than being given answers. After some transitioning time, we’ve switched to another brand. The Company behind the brand I use need to be like a pediatrician to me – honesty and understanding each other regarding my dogs’ lives is top in my book.

  • Louise

    I have fed my dogs Eukanuba Lamb and Rice formula and canned Iams dog food for many years.
    In the past I feel they were excellent products.
    But,recently I am very disappointed in the products.
    I have found cat food in the dry Lamb and rice dog food.
    And the canned dog food I buy that comes in six packs have upside down labels and tabs broken off and crushed and leaking cans of food. I buy the cans that are in sealed cardboard boxs so this problem is not at store level it is how the products come from the manufacturer.
    I am seriously considering changing to another brand for my dogs.
    Very disappointed with Iams.
    Louise in California

  • http://DogFoodAdvisor.com Mike Sagman

    Hi Melissa… Regarding your comment about pet food recalls, I couldn’t agree with you more. I have yet to find a single scientific study that proves any company that experiences a product recall is predictive of future recall actions.

  • Melissa

    Michele-

    We took in a standard poodle for placement during that time frame as well. The dog came in with a RX low residue food, and his owners said he had chronic flareups of colitis-even though he was on the rx food, the vets had instructed the owners that they also had to mix metamucil in the food to prevent the issue. We took him off it without transitioning, and put him on corn/wheat/soy free food. Despite the fact that I also feed canned, the dog never so much had a loose bowel movement. 48 hrs after he came in,(and thankfully we had thrown out the rx food) the food was recalled.

    I think its important to know that any company can suffer a problem and recall. For me, its how the company handles it, and how quickly and publically they do the recall…

  • Michele

    In May 2010 my german shepherd pup 16 months old got sick hundreds of dollars spent to found out why. I call P&G and was told the food was good nothing was wrong with it. We almost lost our dog. We tried a bag of Wellness Core he started to eat again he put his weight back on because when he got sick he lost over 10lbs in a week. Happy to say he’s well and will turn 2 in Jan.

  • Rennie

    I will never knowingly buy a Proctor and Gamble product again in my life. I can’t believe they are sickening killing animals and getting away with it.

  • jose

    I don’t think this company cares about dogs. They care about money.

  • Brandon Evans

    These recalls are always a little scary. Since human consumption of dog food is always there. Especially during hard times.

  • Geri Teasley

    Wow! You buy the more expensive food and find out they don’t have the measures in place to keep poison out of your dog’s food. Yes Salmonella is poison, it can kill. This is very disturbing.

  • Craig

    Wow, just on the heels of the announcement that P&G acquired California Natural & Innova. This is why I switched to Taste of the Wild.