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What the Raw Single Dried Sardines Recall

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By Nicole Cosgrove

pet food recall alert

July 14, 2023 – What the Raw has issued a voluntary recall of 184 containers of Single Dried Sardines due to potential Clostridium Botulinum contamination.

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What You Need to Know About Clostridium Botulinum

Botulism has not been reported or observed in pet cats and has only been rarely reported in pet dogs. The signs of botulism in dogs are caused by muscle paralysis and include:

  • Progressive paralysis – which leads to compromised or an inability to move properly
  • Disturbed vision
  • Difficulty or inability to eat/chew food
  • Difficulty or inability to swallow
  • Unexplained muscular weakness that keeps getting worse
  • Breathing difficulties

Death is usually due to paralysis of the lungs or heart. Unfortunately, treatment is usually not possible, although a few experimental therapies have had limited success. Therefore, if you suspect your dog has ingested the bacteria, immediately take them to your veterinarian.

Dog Foods Recalled

What the Raw has recalled the following lots of Single Dried Sardines:

Product Name: UPC Impacted Best by Date(s)/Lot Codes
What the Raw – Single Dried Sardines packaged in shrink wrap N/A Lot No. 250402202223, 121110202122, 210510202324, 141228202223, 210620202324

Expiration dates: 11/10/22, 04/02/2023, 12/28/2023, 05/10/2023, 06/20/2024.

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What to Do Next

Consumers are advised to destroy the food in a way that children, pets, and wildlife cannot access and sanitize pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers. If your dog has consumed any of the affected products, monitor them for signs of breathing difficulties, progressive paralysis, or difficulty eating or swallowing.

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Sources used: FDA

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Nicole is a lover of animals of all sizes but is especially fascinated with the feline variety. She’s the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese, and works every day so he can relax in the sunshine or by the fire. She’s always had a cat in her home and has spent countless days with others, observing behaviors and softening up even the grouchiest of the lot. Nicole wants to share her kitty expertise with you so you and your cat ...Read more

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