Tremenda Sticks Dog Chews Recall

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July 20, 2015 -– The Natural Dog Company of Windsor, Colorado, is recalling its 12″ Tremenda Sticks pet chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Tremenda Stcks Dog Chews Recall

What’s Being Recalled?

The recalled product includes:

  • 12″ Tremenda Sticks Pet Chews
  • 12 ounce bag without a lot number or expiration date
  • UPC number: 851265004957

Products with new packaging — which includes both a lot number and expiration date but the same UPC — are not affected by this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

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.

Where Were the Products Distributed?

The recalled 12″ Tremenda Sticks were distributed to retail stores in

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Utah
  • Washington

What Caused This Recall?

The potential for contamination was noted after a Colorado Department of Agriculture inspection of the product revealed the presence of Salmonella in a sample taken from a 12oz package of 12″ Tremenda Sticks.

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased 12oz packages of 12″ Tremenda Sticks should discontinue use of the product.

Customers may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Those with questions may contact the company at 888-424-4602, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm MT.

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

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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  • throat puncher

    same here. i make their kibble most of the time but cancer and a heart attack (me not the dogs) kinda had me at a disadvantage for a long while. so mine eat a mix as well. and every vet visit she goes what do you feed them? they are so healthy and shiny and their teeth look so good. so apparently we’re doing something right.

  • throat puncher

    the fda waits till a certain number of dogs die or are sick and THEN post. these other sites take their info from them most of the time. i buy organic from a local farmer, i trust. the end

  • Pitlove

    take a look at my post 2 posts down, right below Shawna.

  • Dori

    Thank you for feeding your dogs a species appropriate diet and knowing that it is what is best for them even though you are vegan. I wish all vegan’s and vegetarians would come to your understanding of the different needs with the different species. One shouldn’t live in constant fear, just take the appropriate precautions all will be well hopefully. I too have an autoimmune illness.

  • throat puncher

    i am immune compromised. i know how to clean etc. it ain’t rocket science. and yes i feed raw, organic to my service dogs. gasp!

  • throat puncher

    touching any raw meat, even before you eat it yourself, exposes you to the very same risks. get a grip woman.

  • throat puncher

    medication time again

  • throat puncher

    i’m vegan and i feed raw. and also have auto immune disease. i also use soap and water and vinegar to clean with. your dogs mouth is much cleaner than yours. and omg people track stuff in to any building. you cannot live in constant fear or can you? i guess the choice is hers huh? i’m tired of this so i’m out.

  • throat puncher

    you need to up your meds

  • throat puncher

    wash your fruits and veggies in a vinegar water solution. that kills about anything. like yeh, a douche for plants. 🙂

  • throat puncher

    same thing if you have a reptile. wash your hands etc. the chicken you eat most likely has it, too. vegan works for me. after my heart attack i was given no choice. so meh… whatever

  • Pitlove

    I am super jealous lol

  • theBCnut

    Several lectures back in the early 80s. He was amazing.

  • Pitlove

    I own Dr. Maples book “Dead Men Do Tell Tales”. He is one of my favorites in the field. I have others by Dr. Bill Bass as well.

    You got to see him in person for a lecture before he passed away???

  • theBCnut

    My all time favorite lecturer in college was Dr. Maples, a forensic anthropologist. I even remember him 30 some years later. That is a very interesting field, as all the current cool TV shows have shown. Good luck!

  • theBCnut

    You are right.

  • patty vaughn mims florida

    best a luck wit dat phd after you get you degree in funeral services. r u freaken joking or what

  • patty vaughn mims florida

    You broke up with her over benadryl = you used it an she was nasssty bout it an you left. twas so nasty you deleted alll your comments .

  • patty vaughn mims florida

    toxed is a nasty b1tch and patty vaughn is the only person who posts on her website anymore. aint that right patty?

  • DogFoodie

    Gosh, Shawna. I hope I’m not mistaken when I say that, but I do recall her posting it quite some time ago.

  • Pitlove

    How dumb. She had excellent information to share and I really enjoyed her posts on entomology. I want to eventually get a forensic anthropology ph.D after my degree in funeral services education and they work very closely with entomologists in that field.

  • theBCnut

    I won’t get into everything, but one thing was that there were certain individuals(tr011s) that attacked everything she posted and it became a distraction.

  • theBCnut

    Once she got all of her old fillings replaced, she started recovering faster than she used to, but it has been a horrible year for hits.

  • Shawna

    I was hoping she was able to make progress towards better health but sounds like it is same ole, same ole for her…….dodging bullets. 🙁

    Before I met Toxed on Dr. Becker’s forum I had read a book by Raymond Francis called “Never Be Sick Again”. He, like Toxed, was sent home from the hospital to die when the medical establishment had no more hope for him. He overcame his illness but in order to do so he had to become a recluse and moved up to the mountains, with no modern amenities. So when I met Toxed, I was already familiar with how life altering chemical toxicity could be. She’s a strong woman and a fighter and I wish her only the best.

  • Shawna

    Toxed and I started a website together, which took a significant amount of our time, called The Holistic Chatterbox. For reasons I won’t get in to, I left the site but I think she is still posting on the website and also on her Facebook page. She really is brilliant at what she does!!

  • Bobby dog

    Thanks Darlene, I am glad you stopped by again! You have interviewed some of my favorite celebrities that advocate for animal rights and also just some of my favorite celebrities and writers in general. Your beautiful kitty is certainly a “spokescat” for a very important cause! Thank you both for your commitment to OCSA.

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    Thank you for the link. Unfortunately, the page with the subscription link does not also contain and unsub link. It’s possible that all I did was sign up for those e-mails and am not part of DFA’s membership. I simply want to stop the e-mails since I will use the ones I receive from the FDA. They’re not as “pretty” but they should be effective. Again, my thanks.

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    Thank you, Bobby dog, for the one kind comment I’ve received. I stopped by to respond because, whoever you are, I appreciate your kindness. You are probably correct but I think it’s pretty obvious from this thread that my experience and perspective would not be appreciated and would only give the regulars someone for target practice. It’s not worth it. People behind a computer feel very brave and everyone is an “expert.” They find like-minded people and are quite happen. I won’t rock their boat another time but I do thank you of your kindness. It is very much appreciated.
    Warmly,
    Darlene

  • Dori

    Shoot! That really stinks for her. So sorry to hear it.

  • Pitlove

    I really enjoy her posts whenever I happen to stumble upon one. Why does she not post on DFA anymore? If it’s personal or whatever no need to post it.

  • Crazy4cats

    eewwww!

  • theBCnut

    Toxed is down today. She got hit from crop dusters.

  • theBCnut

    That is a typical Dachshund trick, which is why I will never own another Dachshund even though I love their evil little hearts.

  • theBCnut

    I have one of those neck pillows that are high density memory foam. You can’t wash them. Guess where some of the foot prints were.

  • Bobby dog

    Hi Darlene:
    I hope you reconsider unsubscribing from DFA. Your professional work experience and charity work with animals would provide a unique perspective to the DFA community.

  • Crazy4dogs

    While I realize recalls are scary to many people, I think an even scarier thought is that many of these treats are irradiated, even by the so called “better companies”. It’s hard to know which are/aren’t, but there is a very small symbol on some of the bags. Who know what the danger is in this?

    Here are some links:

    http://truthaboutpetfood.com/coming-to-a-pet-food-near-you/

    http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/11/16/chicken-jerky-treat-casualties.aspx

    http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/is-your-pets-food-irradiated/

  • Pitlove

    Well geez guys way to prove me wrong! lol but hey thats a good thing and even further proves the point that Darlene is overreacting!

  • Dori

    Thanks Shawna. I recently gave up looking for my little scribbled piece of paper with her info.

  • Shawna

    She’s on Facebook (with the same name as the website). I’ll pm you with her info. 🙂

  • Shawna

    Yes, I think Sonya is correct!! Toxed just had a birthday so I too have been thinking about her a lot. I didn’t know about Sonya’s passing!! That makes me very sad. Rest in peace little baby girl…

    As many of you know we had a bit of a falling out but I do miss Toxed. She’s a wonderful and very informed lady!!

  • Dori

    I wonder about Toxed every once in a while. Wonder how she’s coping and what she’s up to. She sent me her site one time which I quickly stored away somewhere for future use and, of course, have no clue where I put it.

  • DogFoodie

    Wasn’t it Sonya, Shawna. It seems also that Sonya passed away recently. Now you’ve got me thinking about Toxed today.

  • Dori

    Actually Pitlove I’m immune compromised after years of having an autoimmune illness I’ve jumped into the immune compromised group. (Years of meds for the autoimmune illness have now made me susceptible to illness). But that doesn’t mean that I’m never going to handle raw food. How would I prepare dinner (on the rare occasions I do…hahaha), I feed my three raw diets and treat raw the same as I do when preparing any raw at home for my husband and I. It’s not a big deal. Wash, wash, wash. That’s what I did when preparing raw meals for my human family all my life anyway. It’s just common sense. What I never did because no one ever mentioned it was that the same is true of kibble and canned. I don’t feed either of those but I’m wondering if it states on their bags or cans that precautions should be taken when handling those foods for the same reasons that you would with raw.

    I don’t doubt that there are also others that are immune compromised that are on this site feeding raw. We just don’t go around broadcasting it as an introduction to ourselves. Our illnesses are not who we are. We all have something…some visible, some not. As a matter of fact while typing I’m realizing that one of my dogs, Hannah, with cancer might be considered by some to be an animal that should not be fed raw when, in fact, the opposite is correct.

  • Dori

    That used to happen when I was letting a puppy sleep in bed with us before they were completely potty trained. Back to the crate at night for them until they were.

  • Dori

    Don’t forget BC that we also have some vegetarians on this site that also feed raw. They would have no reason to feed raw when they themselves don’t eat it if they didn’t feel that it is more species appropriate and healthier than kibble and canned. Recalls of raw would be a perfect excuse for them to switch, but they don’t because they either know better or they use common sense in knowing that our dogs are not going to be hurt by salmonella only we will if we don’t adhere to cleanliness.

  • Dori

    It’s not actually a EUREKA MOMENT as there is no one food that is for every dog or cat. That’s just common sense. I’ve got from an autoimmune illness which I still have to immune compromised because of the intravenous medications that I must take and I’ve been feeding raw to my crew of three for a little over 4 years now. It has never been an issue for me or my dogs. I use common sense when preparing raw foods for my dogs and also for my husband and myself. It’s really quite simple: WASHING EVERYTHING!!! Utensils, bowls, counters and hands. It’s not brain surgery it’s simple common sense. People don’t realize that the same exact procedures need to be used with kibble and canned.

  • Shawna

    Actually Toxed2Loss, who used to post here a lot, is SEVERELY immune compromised. She actually can’t even go outside without a mask on because the chemicals being sprayed on the fields around her house will cause things like a stroke, heart attack or just feeling supremely ill. She is so immune compromised that her husband has to shower to get toxins from perfumes etc (from the gals he works around) off before he can enter the house or again, she will go down hard.

    She can’t have newspapers in her home because the ink is toxic to her even. Yet she feeds, and has fed, her two dogs, Rosy her Poodle service dog and her Pom which I am blanking on her name, a raw diet and has for years. She also handles raw meats before cooking her and hubby’s meals.

    If you ask Toxed2Loss, raw meat is the least of her concerns when it comes to her severely compromised immune system.

  • Crazy4dogs

    OUCH! Fortunately, I’ve never had that happen, just the poop feet and a lot of muddy paw prints.

  • Pitlove

    I highly doubt that any of the people here that are raw feeders are immune compromised. I think anyone who is, after going through most likely years of dealing with their illness, would be much more educated than that.

    Clearly, this is a sensitive subject for you and I respect that you or someone in your family has an immune disorder and can not be around raw meats, however clearly that is no reason to tell people on this site that they are being irresponsible and not considering consequences of feeding raw if they are perfectly healthy!

  • Pitlove

    Even better when your dog just decides he’s gonna poop right in the bed, not even just track it in with his feet haha. Thankfully that hasn’t happened in a long time though!

  • Crazy4dogs

    I’m not a part of DFA, just a poster on the site. If you read down to the end of your recall email notification there is an unsubscribe link. I have an unsubscribe link right at the bottom of every email sent.

    Here’s the link if you want to unsubscribe by logging in:

    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall-alerts/

  • Crazy4dogs

    UGGHH! I’ve had that happen to me recently too. Nothing worse than searching the house looking for smeared in dog poop and finding poop on the sheets right before bed! 🙁

  • aquariangt

    Here is your quote:

    “What all raw feeders, in their passion, neglect to mention is how dangerous it can be. Everything has its drawbacks. Nothing is perfect.”
    My comment was based on you keep harping on the dangers, but that’s not really the case if you also feed your family meats that you handled at any point that are raw. If you can’t keep your family from getting in the dogs face after they’ve had a raw meal, that takes management on your part. There are CERTAINLY reasons not to go for a raw diet, but I really don’t find safety to be one that should be discussed. Immune-comprised humans aren’t that rare, and taken correct precautions, it isn’t going to do much compared to your own food.

  • el doctor

    I’m sorry, but I’m not the owner.

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    Note that every single response to what I said has been negative. I’ve yet to see an exception. Since your “handle” here is “el doctor,” are you the site owner? If so, I’ve been trying to find a place to unsub from updates. I’ve been using your updates to send to social networking which I thought was the point. I had merely said thank you for posting what I seldom see anywhere, which is a recall to raw food. I see recalls for many commercial foods. I can use the government site. I’m not argumentative and this entire thread has become absurd. People can think what they want. Making assumptions about me is laughable. I will use the government site instead but would appreciate a way to unsub from the updates from this site. I would appreciate knowing how to find the unsub place. It wasn’t mentioned in FAQ. Thank you.

  • el doctor

    “My tone wasn’t nasty. That’s your interpretation”

    It’s my interpretation also.

  • el doctor

    “I don’t know why everyone is jumping on me or why the assumptions are being made when no one here knows me.”

    In your short time here, your posts and your reactions to those who disagree with you have given us a window into your psyche!

    And although we don’t really know you, we have witnessed your disrespectful and rude demeanor in a matter of minutes.

  • el doctor

    I didn’t assume anything. You said this about ALL raw feeders –

    “What all raw feeders, in their passion, neglect to mention is how dangerous it can be.”

    What a silly thing for someone who posts letters after their name in order to garner credibility to say!

  • el doctor

    Why are you only adamant about protecting immune compromised people and children against the dangers of acquiring Salmonella from raw food?

    What about the dangers of those same populations acquiring Salmonella from dog foods that are not raw?

    Why the one-sided super biased point of view?

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    No. That’s your assumption. But everyone here has assumed something about me that isn’t true. It’s rather amusing. I signed up for this site for the recalls so that I could cross-post them to social networking sites. Obviously, this is not a friendly place to be. I’ll look for a way to unsub and use the government website instead.

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    I said it was dangerous for those who are immune-compromised, which is a simple fact. As I said to someone else who posted, I was simply stating a simple fact. Everyone seems to be jumping to conclusions about who I am, how I feed, etc. I don’t know why everyone is jumping on me or why the assumptions are being made when no one here knows me.

  • el doctor

    What a biased, stereotypical, untrue view you have of ALL raw feeders!

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    My tone wasn’t nasty. That’s your interpretation. People feed a wide range of foods. That’s their choice. I merely pointed out one thing that was not mentioned and everyone got up in arms over it. Frankly, I’m sorry I said anything. I don’t argue. I don’t fight. I’m positive in everything I do. Those who are at risk should understand that. Period.

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    Thank you for the clarification. No, I don’t know you and you don’t know me. I do, however, know some of the vets you mentioned.

  • theBCnut

    You don’t have to pick up feces with your bare hands to be exposed to what is in feces. Dogs walk through their bathroom and then walk in your house. Dogs lick their feet(or butt) and then lick you. Dogs are taught to “Shake hands.” Last night, one of my dogs went out for his final potty of the night and came in and went to my room and jumped on my bed. He does this every night, but last night he stepped in fresh poop and tracked it all over the house. I spent an hour looking for every single spot on the floor so I could get it with a wet paper towel. Then I spent a while longer washing my hands, because I know when I wipe something up with a wet paper towel, I likely got something on my fingers. Stuff happens.

    Sorry you have to assume you know what tone someone is using in the printed word instead of just reading and learning something. This really is an excellent site. We try to help and educate. No one is trying to force anyone to feed in a way they aren’t comfortable with. In fact, many of the “raw feeders” on this site that you are assuming are trying to shove raw down everyone’s throat actually feed a mix of different types of foods due to whatever life throws at them. We all want what is best for our dogs according to our individual circumstances.

  • Pitlove

    People really don’t need credentials to be able to read a research article, interpert it and repost it when it becomes nessesary.

    Not to mention the only nasty tone I see right now is yours. Just like you don’t want to see raw feeders toting about how much better raw is, some people don’t want to see kibble feeders being arrogant either. It’s a 2 way street.

    Also none of the regular posters on here have ever said raw is for everyone. We are all aware that raw is not ideal for every situtation, mainly due to the human caring for the dog. We do the best we can for our dogs given our individual situation and for some that is kibble only, kibble and canned, kibble canned raw or completely raw.

  • aquariangt

    The “dangerous” argument towards raw is so silly. Who here cooks meat at home? Who here cleans up after themselves when they do it? smh

  • Shawna

    Considering I was directly quoting UC Davis I’m not sure why I have to have credentials but if it is credentials you need, I originally saw this comment on DVM Dr. Karen Becker’s article/video titled “Raw Meat: The Completely Healthy ‘Pet’ Diet Your Vet Probably Vilifies” http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/02/15/raw-meat-the-best-and-healthiest-diet-for-pet-cats-and-dogs.aspx

    Vet Dr. Meg Smart also recommends whole foods either cooked or raw. Great thing about Dr. Smart is that she is also a small animal nutritionist and taught veterinary small animal nutritionist for over 30 years per her blog. Here she gives her history “Variety is the Key (My conclusions after over 30 years of teaching veterinary clinical nutrition)” http://petnutritionbysmart.blogspot.com/2012/07/practical-advise-on-feeding-your-dog.html#more And here she discusses raw and home cooked “I like to see variety in a dog’s diet as their digestive tract is not designed to be fed the same diet day in and day out. Homemade diets are not for every dog owner. I always ask clients” what do you or did you feed your children” if they reply “Kraft dinners and the likes” I do not advise a homemade diet…. I believe that whole food diets either homemade or commercial are ideal as variety is easy to achieve…. I see a benefit in feeding whole foods whether cooked or raw. – http://www.angryvet.com/angryvet-nutrition-interview-drs-joseph-wakshlag-and-meg-smart/#sthash.8xPuPROn.dpuf

    If you knew anything about me, you’d know I’ve posted that same UC Davis article about salmonella on kibble recalls. You’d also know that I feed mostly raw but also kibble, canned, raw, dehydrated, freeze dried, and home cooked toppers. Not everyone wants to feed raw and that is okay but to suggest all raw feeders “don’t want to consider all of the consequences” is ridiculous and absurd.

    Just in case two vets wasn’t enough, here’s additional vets, veterinary naturopaths, veterinary nutritionists and veterinary nutrition researchers that can all be easily verified online. Lew Olsen, Monica Segal, Steve Brown, Mary Straus, Dr. Chris Collins, Dr. Bruce Symes, Dr. Anita Moore, Dr. Peter Dobias, Dr. Kim Bloomer, Dr. Amy Nesselrodt, Dr. Tom Lonsdale, Dr. Ian Billinghurst, Dr. Richard Pitcairn, Dr. Martin Goldstein, Dr. Stephen Blake, Dr. Jeannie Thomason, Dr. Christina Chambreau, Dr. William Pollak, Dr. Charles E. Loops, Dr. Wysong, Dr. Susan Krakauer, Dr. Will Falconer, Dr. Lisa Pierson, Dr. Andrea Tasi, Dr. Jean Hofve, Dr. Elisa Katz, Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, Dr. Barbara Royal, Dr. Doug Knueven, Dr Jodie Gruenstern, Dr. Patricia Jordan and the vet at http://www.mercyvet.com.

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    Eureka! Someone finally said it! RAW ISN’T FOR EVERYONE! That was my entire point. Funny how raw feeders jump all over it as if it were. As for what Shawna posted, di

  • Pitlove

    Darlene- Please, just because you or someone in your family is immune compromised it does not mean that everyone should not feed raw. Please read what Shawna posted to you 4 days ago as it might enlighten you into the inner workings of your dogs GI tract. Having a dog is literally exposing you to salmonella every day via their feces.

    People choose to feed raw and have not had issues at all. That being said, raw is not for everyone, as is not every dog food kibble or canned.

    And if you didn’t know you, dry dog foods, treats etc are also subject to salmonella contamination. Not just raw.

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    Most pet food companies will recall food if they suspect there may be a problem. They don’t wait for anyone else to tell them to do it. It’s logical that if they kill their customers, they’re out of business.

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    You obviously aren’t immune compromised, nor is anyone in your family. Good for you!

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    Who said I do? If you’ve ever been to Mexico you know that you’ve been warned against eating the fruit. Most people wash fruits and vegetables before eating, or peel the skin from the fruit. Raw meat is directly handled and is very dangerous to anyone who is immune compromised. I can only think that you don’t know anyone who is or have never talked to a physician about it. You might want to do that.

  • Josh

    based on that logic one should not eat raw fruits and veggies (which can also be contaminated with listeria, salmonella, e coli etc) and have human contact.

    Darlene, it doesnt make sense.

  • WandaSteeves

    Its true big pet food never gets tested, yet kibble has a higher recall.. FDA is targeting raw because, big pet food company’s know it’s the proper way. I understand people can’t afford to feed raw to allot of animals, but be informed. This came out yesterday. Again FDA doesn’t require ingredient changes on labels until the company’s runs out of OLD labels.. This is a great site! http://truthaboutpetfood.com/purina-buys-merrick-and-castor-pollux-pet-food/

  • Shawna

    Salmonella is a normal gut bacteria in the dog and cat. I would assume that if they ate a large amount of salmonella contaminated item/s the amount in the feces could increase but considering dogs eat some pretty nasty stuff outside, including feces, contaminated foods should not be ones only concern. Even if they don’t eat feces it is quite possible that they walk in areas where feces was unless the owner meticulously cleans up after them. Seriously immune compromised folks might want to avoid pets in general?

    “Center for Companion Animal Health, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Vol, 8, No, 2 Fall 2003

    A number of bacterial organisms commonly associated with diarrhea in dogs and cats include Salmonella, Campylobacter, Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium difficile.

    Veterinarians are faced with a quandary when attempting to diagnose dogs and cats with suspected bacterial-associated diarrhea, because these organisms commonly represent a normal part of the host’s intestinal microflora.” http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ccah/local-assets/pdfs/newsletter_2003_fall.pdf

  • Darlene Arden, CABC

    Thank you for yet another heads-up. What most people don’t think about with Salmonella is that the dog isn’t the only one subject to illness. Whoever he kisses, including children, can have it transmitted to them, and people who are immune-compromised should not be exposed to this. Some people just don’t want to consider all of the consequences. Again, thank you.

  • ProudAmerican9

    Much ado about almost nothing, IMHO. As a raw feeder of over 20 yrs, our dogs have never been ill from anything raw they’ve eaten. Their stomach acid is so strong that it kills the bacteria. Seems like natural food manufacturers are being targeted. Conventional vets and rest of the pet food crowd don’t like how many people are changing to raw feeding and natural pet rearing. The animals are incredibly healthy, don’t need to see vets and therefore, there’s no money to be made off of them for the conventional toxic folks. I’d give these to my dogs with no hesitation.