E. Coli: What You Need To Know About The Bacteria That Causes Food
E. coli is a normal inhabitant of the gastrointestinal tract of all animals. It can spread from animal to animal or from human to human. Under certain circumstances, this bacteria can also be responsible for causing food-borne illness. Dogs can get infected with E. coli in a similar way to people who get infected. There have been many recalls of dog food diets and treats contaminated with e. coli. Ingestion of these foods and treats could cause colibacillosis disease in dogs. Symptoms include depression, dehydration, diarrhea, lack of appetite, and vomiting. Hygienic measures are the most reliable method of preventing infection. Practice good handling techniques when preparing food. Cook all meat thoroughly before feeding to your dog. Be cautious of unpasteurized dairy products. . . .