More listeria found in dog food. This time it is the Carnivore meat company of Green Bay Wisconsin which is voluntarily recalling Vital Essentials raw frozen food.
Recalled products are
Vital Essential Frozen Beef Tripe Patties and Vital Essentials Frozen Been Tripe Nibblets
Lot number 10930 and Lot 10719
If you missed my last posting on how Listeria affects you and your pet please read below.
What does this mean to you?
Listeria can be deadly to humans with weakened immune systems , ages 65 or over, pregnant women and the unborn fetuses, and young children.
Symptoms are fever and muscle aches, and diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Someone diagnosed with this has an invasive infection and it can spread beyond the gastrointestinal tract,
Other symptoms would be headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions.
Pregnant women may experience fever , fatigue and aches. This can lead to miscarriage , stillbirth and premature delivery. The newborn can suffer a life threatening infection.
Here you can read what causes Listeriosis http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/listeriosis-topic-overview
What does it mean for your dog?
You may see neurological signs: circling, depression and hemiparesis (paralysis). Unfortunately clinical signs are see when testing infected tissue after death. There were signs or lesions in the lungs, liver , spleen, kidneys, adrenal glands and lymph nodes.