Salmonella and Pets

Earlier this year, peanuts from a Georgia processing plant were identified as the source of Salmonella-related illnesses across the country. While the initial focus was on human illness and food products, pet food quickly became an area of concern as well. But just because the source has been identified and products pulled from the shelves doesn’t mean pet owners should forget about the dangers of Salmonella infections in their pets or themselves, says Dr. Kim May, assistant director of professional and public affairs at the AVMA.