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Salmonella Scare Prompts Pet Food Recall

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CHICAGO – BluePearl Veterinary Partners recommends for pet owners to keep a
close eye on their dogs after a major pet food manufacturer announced a recall
of one of their brands due to potential salmonella contamination.

According to a press release issued by Breeder’s Choice Pet Foods, the company
is recalling only its AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula
with the “Best Before” dates of 28 Aug 2013, 29 Aug 2013, 30 Aug 2013.

The recalled product was distributed to retailers and distribution centers in
California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia and Washington.

People who have the potentially contaminated product should discard it
immediately and stop handling it as it poses a risk to humans and other animals
as well.

In addition to direct transmission to dogs, salmonella is zoonotic disease,
which means it can be passed from animals to humans. Common symptoms of
salmonella in dogs include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea,
lethargy, fever and abdominal discomfort.

“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, a group of specialty and
emergency veterinary hospitals. “If it is an after-hours emergency, we would be
glad to help at one of our locations.”

The product information is:
Product Code/SKU/ Material #    UPC Code    Size    Product Name/Description    Best Before
Code (day/month/yr)
1000065074    0 5290702043 8    26 lb.    AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult
Dog Formula    28 Aug 2013
29 Aug 2013
30 Aug 2013

About BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Formed in 2008, BluePearl Veterinary Partners employs more than 1,000 people
including approximately 250 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals are referral-only
and don’t provide primary care. Most BluePearl hospitals offer 24-hour emergency
care services. BluePearl is one of the world’s principal providers of approved
veterinary residency and internship educational programs. BluePearl also
participates in and conducts clinical trials to study the effectiveness of new
drugs and treatments, which give clients access to cutting-edge medicine not yet
commercially available and improves the quality of care delivered to our

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