The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced in a press release today that Hill’s Pet Nutrition has voluntarily recalled 62 bags of their Science Diet® Adult Small and Toy Breed™ Dry Dog Food.
These bags were distributed in California, Hawaii and Nevada to 17 veterinary clinics and pet stores. The recall involves part of a single production run and the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella can infect the animal and the people who handle the contaminated food. Watch for such symptoms as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. In rare cases, Salmonella can result in arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract infections. Should you contract these symptoms, consult your medical professional for advice.
Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and show some or all of the above symptoms. Some dogs may display a decreased appetite. Others may show no signs of illness at all.
Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and hot water after handling pet food or any of your pet’s belongings.
The voluntary recall is limited to 62 bags – 15.5 lb. size – of the Science Diet® product with the SKU code of 9097. The best before date of the production code is 8 2015 MO94.
If you have purchased any of these specific bags, discontinue use and immediately call Hill’s Pet Nutrition at 800-445-5777, Monday – Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (CT).
This recall does not affect any other Science Diet® products.