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4health Pet Food recall due to salmonella

by Therese on May 5, 2012

in Pet Food Recall, Pet Health

4health pet food recall due to salmonella4health Pet Food, sold by Tractor Supply Company, is another one of the foods in the Diamond Pet Food recall. The following foods are being pulled from the Hagerstown, MD and Braselton, GA Tractor Supply distribution centers. I don’t know what stores they may have been sent to, or if they even made it out of the distribution centers. The following list comes from Tractor Supply.

SKU           Description

1027607   4HLTH   5LB C&R
1153026    4HLTH   5LB INDOOR CAT
1027576    4HLTH   5LB L&R
1027592    4HLTH   5LB LG BRD
1024376    4HLTH   5LB MATURE ADULT
1024383   4HLTH   5LB SALMON & POTATO
1027615    4HLTH   5LB SM BITES
1027584   4HLTH   5LB PUPPY
1152999    4HLTH    18LB ALL LIFE STAGE CAT
5149574    4HLTH    18LB C&R
1024380   4HLTH    18LB HEALTHY WEIGHT
1153000    4HLTH    18LB INDOOR CAT
5149532    4HLTH    18LB L&R
1024377    4HLTH    18LB MATURE ADULT
5138507    4HLTH    18LB PUPPY
1024384    4HLTH   18LB SALMON & POTATO
5149605    4HLTH    18LB SM BITES
6009468   4HLTH    35LB C&R ADULT
1024381    4HLTH    35LB HEALTHY WEIGHT
5138492    4HLTH    35LB L&R
5138515     4HLTH    35LB LG BRD
5149621    4HLTH    35LB PERFOR
1024385    4HLTH    35LB SALMON & POTATO
5149613    4HLTH    35LB SM BITES
1024378    4HLTH    35LBMATURE ADULT
5149566    4HTH    35LB PUPPY

Only bags with the ‘Best By Date’ code on or prior to April 7th 2013 should be removed from the Sales Floor. All bags with a ‘Best By Date’ Code after April 7th 2013 are safe to sell.

  • No 4health products have tested positive for Salmonella and no illnesses have been reported from this brand.
  • Tractor Supply has taken proactive measures to ensure the safety of our Customers and their pets.

If you have questions, visit the Diamond Pet Food Recall website or call 800-442-0402.

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Sandi May 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I notice in this group of recalled products, that cat food is included. Why isnt cat food included in the other brands as part of the recall? If this company is recalling cat food as well as dog food, one would think it means it was made with the same equipment so if that is true, then why arent other companies recalling their dry cat food as well?


Jodi Satterfield May 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm

What do you do if you have the food? do you just take it back to the store/place you got it from or what? Why has there not been anything posted about this until now??


Therese May 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Yes, you can take it back to the store. See the Diamond Pet Recall website for info: http://diamondpetrecall.com/refund-protocol/


Carolyn Hall May 7, 2012 at 6:23 am

We just lost our 12 yr old collie (4/23) with sudden onset symptoms compatible w/salmonella after eating 4Health L&R 1027576 from WV Tractor Supply. Just saw that there was a recall (5/6).


carla May 7, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Sorry for your loss. I lost a 11 month old mastiff to thrombocytopenia on March 7 th 2012. He was eating Taste of the Wild also on recall list. I don’t know if it was related to the dog food or not, but i wil try my damest to find out. Again sorry for your loss


kari November 9, 2013 at 10:23 am

I’m so sorry to hear that. My dogs ate having severe diarrhea and eat that dog food. Do you think I got a bad batch also?


carla May 7, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Lost a 11 month old mastiff on March 7th 2012 to thrombocytopenia. He was eating Taste of The Wild ,also manufactured by Diamond Pet Food and also on the recall list. Just made the connection after seeing the 4 Health recall. Got a new puppy (another Mastiff) and the breeders were feeding him 4 Health puppy food so i kept him on that until i read the recall tonight. Will be going out in the morning for new dog food. I just hope to GOD i didn’t lose my dog to bad dog food. I don’t know if it was just a freak thing or not, but i will persue this issue!!!!!!!


Sandra June 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I am beginning to have problems with my litter with diarrhea


sky July 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm

On 4/11/12 our Vet suggested we change our Dog Food, as our healthy that day German Sheppard constantly had the “yeast smell” that the Vet atrributed to our using a moslty corn based food. So we went to the neawly opend Tractor Supply in Easton, Md and purchased their 4Health Lamb & Rice, for Adult. On 6/11/12 our dog had bloated up and was so sick that she was put to sleep. I only learned from yestersdays local news report about the DIAMOND DOG FOOD recall, including the bag we brought. I am now looking thru my credit card statement to see when I purchased that Recalled Dog food but I know it was betweeen 4/11/12 an 6/11/12.
I feel just terrible..


Ashley October 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm

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When one of my cats started getting sick, stopped playing and just slept all the time, I began to think that it was her diet that was causing this. I then spent months and months researching the right food for my cats. I then decided to open up a website with only Holistic, Organic & Natural cat food that I have personally found to help my cats live a healthier life style. http://www.FoodSnobCats.com.

You won’t find any of these food brands at your local grocery store or large pet food store. These brands have much higher standards than you would find in your average cat food brands. Check us out and let us know what you think!


Shirley December 14, 2012 at 9:19 am

I have a bernese mountain dog pup, that I was slowly switching from my dog food to 4 health, have 3/4 of big bag left and I am noticing his breath smells fowl, I took him off, is it too late.


Ron Hargrove February 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I am in the process of switching my dogs over to 4Health. They are from 80-125 lbs. I have one dog with weight issues that gets 1/2 cup morning and night, and the others get 1 cup morning and 1 1/2 cups at night. I know it sounds like too little food, but they get treats throughout the day as well. They are all at a great weight. I have had no problems of any kind with the switch. Normally, foul smells from a dog are from a parasite or bacteria problem, but bad breath can also be a sign of diabetes. If I were you, I would have a vet check them out to be safe.


Joselyn May 2, 2013 at 11:56 pm

PLEASE DONT SWITCH YOUR DOGS TO 4HEALTH!!! my dog developed allergies and i put him on 4health. this is the second recall for the same thing in the six months ive had him on it. this first time he didnt get sick. but this time he got sick, my yorkie got sick and i even poisoned the dog i pet sit with it!!!! I had three dogs puking up bile and crapping everywhere!!! Thats the whole reason I looked to see if there was another recall. My dogs are off that garbage. Im paying a lot more for food but its a small price to pay to stop poisoning them!


albert j February 11, 2014 at 2:32 pm

I got 4HEALTH dog food on Monday I did not know there was a recall I got at TSC I gave my dog did not eat much of it I mix with dogchow and caned food I am not going to give no more.


Pommy Mommy February 18, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I am also switching to 4 health for my Pomeranian’s but how do we know if there is a recall on it, if it’s not on the News? I’d rather be safe then Sorry!


Shirley February 20, 2013 at 8:27 am

Hi, I am concerned now about the Salmonila scare, my bernese mountain dog I have been feeding 4 health, the bag is labeled after the dates posted, but now I am leary on feeding him this anymore. How can I be sure this is not going to happen again, Please help me on this. Friends of mine also feel the same. HOW CAN YOU reassure me on this. I have now switched to a different food because I am scared that it will happen again.


Beverly April 22, 2013 at 1:51 am

i lost a whole litter of papillons puppies due to feeding them the 4 health…The parents had the same symptoms…but after I pulled the feed…then the parents made it. I TRUELY hate it when someone isn’t watching their product close enough and we lose our babies because of it!


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Denise Cranford May 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

About 3 weeks ago I started switching my babies from Blue buffalo to 4 health. My Schnauzer became ill vomiting blood. I rushed him to the local vet college where he was put on IV for fluids and given medication. I almost lost him. I put him on pedialyte for about 24 hours and then clear broth for a day and then added rice. The doctor gave me science diet id and I went back to blue buffalo and started switching again to 4 health. He started throwing up again today. I had also started switching my border collie. She’s had diarrhea since Sunday. I took her off all food and started her on clear broth the rice a added chicken last night. She’s still sick. I live on a farm with lots of dogs and cats. None of them are sick. The only common denominator is the 4 health. Has anyone else had problems recently? I’m going back to blue buffalo.


Susan Martin May 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

I just switched my 6 month old puppy from Purina puppy chow to 4Health puppy food and she has had direhea for two weeks since she has been eating it. I am extremely worried. Can you advise. Her stool was fine before this.


Jessica August 15, 2013 at 11:13 pm

I bought the 4HealthGrain Free Salmon and Potato product for my 2 Labs, and my English pointer because they are all very active and high performance dogs (they hunt almost everyday of their particular season). In March 2013, my female Lab got a Urinary Tract Infection. We didn’t know why it happened, we figured it just happened with no explanation. We didn’t like the smell of the food and the way it made the dogs poop look and smell like, so we went back to Pedigree. A few months later, in July 2013, we bought the food again because they seemed to be tired of Pedigree, and I’ll have you know, my female Lab got yet ANOTHER Urinary Tract Infection. We still didn’t know what caused it. I did some research today, and found out that 4Health carried Candida, which is a bacteria that lives in the Gastrointestinal Tract and the Urinary Tract. This product caused a very painful infection for her twice this year, a condition that causes painful urination and bloody urine. Unless you want to put your dog through this, I would not recommend buying this product.


Patty Spurling September 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I recently switched my dogs from blue buffalo to 4health grain free ( about three weeks ago). My shihzue got very sick. They diagnosed her with “AIHA” A very serious anemia. A infection or bacteria can be the cause, the first thing I did was check for recalls of her food, there isn’t any, so I kept her on it. She died one week later (yesterday) They don’t have any idea what caused this horrible disease, but after reading this blog, I can’t help, but think it was the food. They loved the food they were on, but thought I could save a few $$$$. My heart aches from her loss. I am going to do much more research on this.


kari November 9, 2013 at 8:23 am

I just took my cocker to the vet. Real sick and diarrhea for 4 days now. Now my Lab has it. I feed them 4 Health Lamb and rice. Now I think it might be bad dog food as well. Maybe I got a bad batch also. This is really scaring me now reading all the other posts. I hope its not to late to change dog foods and save my dogs. I’ll let you all know if this cleared up the diarrhea problem.


kristy December 17, 2013 at 10:27 am

I received a free complimentary bag of 5 lb – 4health chicken & rice dog food from TSC: Best By 22Jan2014. My big fat maine coon cat really wanted some as did the dog. When I opened the bag, I immediately thought it smelled foul, but it was something I had not purchased before. The cat ate about 10 pellets and the dog ate it three times and then stopped. And you know when a dog won’t eat something . . . . Out cat has been sick since before thanksgiving. He has severe pancreatitis. We are off to the vet again today. So much for FREE! :o(


Brandi trosen January 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

DO NOT FEED ANYTHING MADE BY THIS COMPANY TO YOUR PETS! I bought 1 bag of this food (4 Health) and by time it was finished my english bulldog was not eating not drinking vomiting was hospitalized and died. It started with pancreatitis and then liver and small intestines. On top of that she developed pneumonia from all the vomiting. our other bulldog started vomiting last night. went back to Blue. Doing better. I emailed them no response.
I lost my baby Katie who had just turned 1 on 12-12. Please Do not feed this to your pets


Kristy February 3, 2014 at 11:52 pm

My heart aches for your loss. My Henry died 12/29/2013. The vet said he thought it was cancer. I haven’t been able to bring myself to discuss Henry’s medical situation with the vet because I am a heart broken mess.


Michelle Haycraft January 19, 2014 at 2:38 pm

I have a five year old yellow lab. He is a working dog, he is a guide dog. He is on the dog food called4Health. Please keep me updated on all of the new recalls for the brand, 4Health.
Thanks so much,


Judith Aldridge February 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm

My greyhound, Magic, is on grainfree witefish. Now I don’t know if I should feed it to her. She was really sick a month ago. The vet said she had the flu ! Who knows !


Brenda King March 26, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I feed 4 health to my dogs and they are perfectly fine. They love it.
I love this food and it’s cheaper than TOTW.


Karen May 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm

I’m sadden by the horror stories associated with feeding our pets and having health issues or death. This is a national epidemic and it’s not just 4 Health. I used to feed my dogs Pedigree and I learned better with the corn products he had allergies and hot spots. I then started using Natural Choice lamb & rice, they threw up all the time I was at the Vet monthly with gastric problems, the poor thing would tremble in pain. I know it cost more but I have been using Blue Buffalo Healthy Weight since and have had no problems he loves it and I save myself the 180. monthly vet bill. I love him like family so I treat him live family and don’t feed him anything less. I just wish for myself and others Blue would lower it’s cost so more people can afford to give their pets food that is safe and good.


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