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Important Information about Breeder’s Choice Recall

Dear Valued PetSmart Customer,

Breeder’s Choice has issued a product recall on certain “Best If Used By” Date Codes of AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula. Only the following “Best If Used By” Date Codes have been affected. You can locate the “Best If Used By” Date Codes on the back or the bottom of the bag.

Description

Best If Used By Date

AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula- 26 lb

28 Aug 2013
29 Aug 2013
30 Aug 2013

This product is being recalled due to potential for Salmonella contamination. No human or pet illnesses have been reported to-date.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:  nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.  Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.  Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.  If you are concerned about your health or that of your pets, contact a veterinarian immediately.

Please stop using this product immediately and bring any remaining AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula- 26 lbs affected by this recall to your closest PetSmart store for a full refund. You can see the FDA Press Release here for additional information. If you have questions about this recall, please call Breeder’s Choice customer service number 1-866-500-6286.

At PetSmart, we’re concerned pet parents, too. We’ll continue to do everything we can to help you and your pet during this time.

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