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My Dog Ate Recalled Food but is Fine

By: Dr. Jon Rappaport

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Our question this week was:

My dog ate some of the recalled food but is acting totally normal. Do I still need to take her in? What is the recommendation?

A.L.


Answer

Hi – thanks for your email. According to the ACVIM*, the best recommendation for pet owners remains to consult with a veterinarian if a pet has eaten the recalled food in all cases, but particularly if the pet is showing any illness including anorexia, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive drinking or excessive urinations.

If you suspect your pet has been affected by the food – please read these steps to help your veterinarian with your pet's diagnosis: Go to Advice to Pet Food Owner After National Recall.

A couple articles that might be helpful to you are on our Petplace.com "Acute Renal Failure" and "Pet Food Recall: Updated Information for Veterinarians".

Best of luck!

Dr. Jon

*The ACVIM is the national certifying organization for veterinary specialists in large and small animal internal medicine, cardiology, neurology and oncology.

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