Pet owner Steve Brandell of Ohio said his mixed-breed Golden Retriever became sick after eating Proctor & Gamble Co. (P&G)'s Eukanuba brand dry dog food.
The particular type of food, Naturally Wild, became part of a voluntary recall by P&G on July 30 when the company became concerned that certain products might have been contaminated by Salmonella. So far, there has been no confirmation that any pets have gotten sick. A P&G team of veterinarians will contact both Brandell and his dog's veterinarian to investigate the situation. In the meantime, Brandell said he switched his dog to a different food and the dog has since recovered.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.