Comments on Nature’s Variety Expands Raw Dog Food Recall

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Steven Ward   Los Angeles, CA

8/21/2010 11:15:09 AM

What if you have a bag that you having been feeding your dogs with the upc code and its half way finish. How can I tell if my dogs are sick and what do I do with the remaining medillions? If I havn't notice anything wrong with my dogs I can continue to finish the bag or return it back were I purchase it. Thank you.

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Emiy   Barneveld, WI

3/17/2010 3:51:30 PM

This is why I feed my six fur babies high qulaity premium kibbles. I also make homemade dog food as well. I know they are meant to eat meat but, I make chicken and sirloin and turkey loaves for my boys and I also give them fresh fruits and veggies. I add no additional supplements. I don't believe in the raw due to contamination. Emiy

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Karen   Fort Ann, NY

3/11/2010 2:40:44 AM

This is not the first time Nature's Variety has had a problem with salmonella contamination in its raw diets. I am a Jack Russell breeder and had a horrible experience over two years ago with an entire litter of 4 week old puppies suffering from salmonella poisoning. All had to be treated with antibiotics and all temporarily lost the hair around their eyes and mouths. Fortunately, my "other half" was a veterinarian, so we were able to treat the puppies fairly soon after their exposure to the food and the salmonella. While I was reimbursed for my expenses related to treating the puppies and for sending the food back to Nature's Variety for testing, they were quite clever about never admitting in writing that it was salmonella, and it took me well over a month and several phone calls to get those results. I think the only reason I did get the results was because I told them I also had kept portions of the two contaminated bags of food and could have them tested by an independent lab in my area. They also NEVER informed anyone at the pet store where I purchased the food about the problem! I had to do that myself. The entire way they handled my situation smacked of a cover-up to me. I will never use their food again. My guess is that Nature's Variety has a major problem with their processing and/or equipment, as the two bags I had were different formulas, and had different "best by" dates. One was medallions and the other was patties. Both were chicken,
however.
So dog owners beware--salmonella can definitely affect your dogs!

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

3/9/2010 10:47:42 PM

Scary.

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Jenn   Austin, TX

3/9/2010 8:48:13 PM

I love this dog food company, usually they are really safe. I am glad that they are taking the matters into their own hands rather than waiting for something else to happen, like other companies. I feed my dogs their beef raw diets once in a while. But never chicken, because you never know with raw poultry, even with the best of companies....

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S   Three Oaks, MI

3/9/2010 3:52:41 PM

I agree w/ the comment below!

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Bobbi   SF, CA

3/9/2010 8:21:49 AM

I believe the human food and animal food industries will always have these problems.

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