Pet Food News

Petfood recall: First veterinary case surfaces

The first veterinary case of a dog sickened from tainted peanut products has been reported on the US West Coast, according to  DVM Newsmagazine .

The dog, a 3-year-old mixed breed from Oakland, Oregon, USA, developed diarrhea after its owners fed it Happy Tails Multi-Flavored Dog Biscuits, a treat containing peanuts from the  Peanut Corp. of America  (PCA) that was included on the  Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recall list  and sold at  Albertson's grocery stores .

The sickened dog was treated with fluids and antibiotics and is expected to make a full recovery, according to the state veterinarian.

PCA shut down the Blakely, Georgia, USA, plant, and the FDA is conducting a criminal investigation after discovering that the company shipped products even after receiving positive Salmonella tests on the lot. PCA announced Feb. 10 that is also was shutting down operations at one of its subsidiary plants in Plainview, Texas, USA.