Natural Balance recalls certain dry cat food against the risk of salmonella
If you are giving your cat Natural Balance brand dry cat food, check the company’s new notice to make sure the products you have purchased have not been recalled. According to the company, some of its Natural Balance Green Pea & Chicken Formula dry cat food have been recalled due to the potential risk of salmonella contamination. Dry food contaminated with Salmonella can infect both cats and humans.
The recall involves certain Natural Balance LID Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula dry cat food distributed in 5 lb and 10 lb bags. According to Natural Balance Pet Foods, which voluntarily recalled the product, these bags have been sold online and in retail stores across the United States.
Fortunately, the company has not received any reports of illness resulting from the recalled cat food product. Pet owners who purchased this recalled cat food are advised to stop giving it to their cats and return it for a refund or throw it away. the recall notice on the FDA website includes identifying details such as expiration dates and lot code numbers.
As with humans, cats can be infected with salmonella, although the symptoms may be more difficult to detect. According to the recall notice, infected cats may suffer from drooling, loss of appetite, fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Not all cats will show symptoms, although they still have the potential to transmit the disease to humans and other cats.
During this time, humans can become infected with the virus if, for example, they touch contaminated kibble, the food dish it has been put in, or play with a cat carrying the pathogen. Symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, stomach pain, fever, and diarrhea. In rare cases, infection with salmonella can cause more serious problems in humans. Anyone who thinks they have a Salmonella infection should talk to their healthcare professional.