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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

More Listeria Bacteria Found ~Vital Essentials

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  

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.