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Colorado pet owners may have purchased a dangerous product

Pet owners in Colorado that purchased products for their pets that are manufactured by Natura Pet Products may need to know that a recent recall by the company has been expanded to include more products. People may not stop to consider that the pet food they are buying is a dangerous product. However, the current recall by Natura pet products is for possible salmonella contamination.

The company is recalling a number of their dog, cat and ferret products that expire before or on March 24, 2014. The contamination can be spread not only to pets, but to humans who have handled the contaminated product. Anyone that has purchased a pet food or treat product that was manufactured by Natura Pet Products may want to contact the company or go to the company's website to see if the product they purchased is part of the recall. Natura manufactures products under the name brands EVO, Innova, HealthWise, California Natural and Karma.

Signs that a pet has contracted salmonella poisoning are vomiting, diarrhea (bloody or not), lethargy, abdominal pain or fever. Humans that have contracted salmonella poisoning tend to exhibit the same symptoms. There are some rare, yet serious, conditions that can be contracted as well. Anyone who is manifesting these symptoms, or whose pet is, may want to seek medical attention.

Many people in Colorado think of their pets as part of the family and making sure that all family members, including pets, are not at risk of getting sick is a priority. When it is discovered that a pet food manufacturer has inadvertently produced a dangerous product, it can be hard to trust that company's products in the future. Anyone that finds they have contracted an illness related to a pet product may benefit from filing a claim with the company for any financial damages that result.

Source:latinospost.com, "Natura Pet Products Expands Recall of Dry Food and Treats," Erik Derr, April 21, 2013

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