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Friday, July 3, 2015

Stop Sale! Stella & Chewy's

Stella and Chewy's has been issued a STOP SALE order by the  Maryland department of Agriculture. Stella  and Chewy's Freeze dried chicken patties dog food are contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes

Lot number : 11-15  with expiration date of 4/23/16

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  

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.

Update as of 7/7 2015  from the FDA