Sample Population—240 samples from 20 raw
meat diets for dogs (containing beef, lamb, chicken, or
turkey), 24 samples from 2
dry dog foods, and 24
samples from 2
canned dog foods.
Procedure—Each product was purchased commercially
on 4 dates approximately 2 months apart. Three
samples from each product at each sampling period
were evaluated via bacterial culture for non–type-specific
Escherichia coli (NTSEC), Salmonella enterica,
and Campylobacter spp.