AvoDerm dog food recall: Pet food recalled over salmonella risk

Veterinarians are urging pet owners to monitor their dogs after a manufacturer recalled a brand of pet food due to possible salmonella contamination.

Breeder's Choice Pet Foods is recalling its AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula with the "Best Before" dates of August 28 2013, August 29, 2013 and August 30, 2013, according to a statement released Wednesday.

BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a group of specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals, said the product was distributed in California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia and Washington.

"If your pet is experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or otherwise not acting right, contact your primary care veterinarian as soon as possible," said Dr. Neil Shaw, chief medical officer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners. "If it is an after-hours emergency, we would be glad to help at one of our locations."

Salmonella can be passed from animals to humans, and anyone with the recalled product should not touch it and discard it immediately, the statement said.

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