We all know the dangers of food poisoning and how important it is to properly handle and prepare food, but it isn't just you and your family you need to protect. Your pets need to be protected too.
Veterinarian Karen Halligan says there are a number of precautions you need to take to prevent your pet from salmonella.
She says when buying dog or cat food make sure the packaging is no damaged. If there are tears or holes then bacteria could have gotten to the food. If you buy canned food make sure there are no dents. Also, make sure you don't use the food past the expiration date.
Store your dry foods in it's original package in a sealed contained in a dry place under 80 degrees and unused canned food should be kept refrigerated.
If you notice that you dog is cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy or shock make sure you take them to the vet immediately!
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