If you're the owner of a dog or cat, or numerous types of both, you should know that the Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners about a recall that was issued for many pet food products that may be contaminated with salmonella.

Obviously, as a pet owner, the FDA is urging you to check the foods that your cats and/or dogs eat. The company that manufactures the foods, Midwestern Pet Foods, has issued a voluntary recall, according to WHDH/7 News Boston, who covered the story.

Some of the brands and labels of pet food that are part of the recall include Sportmix Wholesomes, CanineX, Unrefined, Venture, Pro Pac, and Pro Pac Ultimates.

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If you do find that one of the brands included in the recall was part of your pet's diet, here are some salmonella signs to be on the lookout for:

Diarrhea that may contain mucus or blood

Fever

Vomiting

Abdominal Pain

More tired than usual

No appetite or decreased appetite

Always keep in mind that many dogs or cats that have a salmonella infection often don't show any symptoms at all, however they can be carriers of the bacteria. This means that they can still shed the bacteria in their saliva or stool and then spread the salmonella to humans.

Pet owners, be cautious when handling what might be contaminated pet products. For the full list of pet food brands and products that are included in the recall, please visit the Food and Drug Administration's website here.

For the full story, check it out at WHDH's website here.

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