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Why was Iams dog food recalled?

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Iams dry dog food was recalled in 2013 because it had the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The dog food, which was distributed in the United States, was voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Proctor & Gamble. No salmonella-related illnesses were reported, according to the FDA.

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The Iams adult dog food products involved in the recall were Healthy Naturals Chicken, Healthy Naturals Weight Control, Premium Protection Chicken, ProActive Health Large Breed and ProActive Health Large Chunks. ProActive Health Small Breed Adult, ProActive Health Small Breed Puppy and ProActive Health Large Breed Senior Plus were also affected by the recall.

Salmonella can affect dogs who eat the food and humans who handle the contaminated product, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after handling the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Pets infected by salmonella may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.

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