Did you know that pets can get sick from Salmonella? Salmonella is showing up in a variety of pet foods, which has prompted the FDA to issue recalls and safety warnings for dog food products from five different companies in February, including Raws For Paws Dog Food, Smokehouse Pet Products, and Red Barn Pet Products.

But aside from reacting to this health scare, here are five easy things you can do at home to ensure that your pet can be it’s healthiest.

Stop feeding the recalled products to your pets

This one is a no-brainer. It’s time to throw away those extra bags of food that you’ve bought.

You simply can’t afford to risk your pet’s health. The FDA is also investigating a pattern of contamination in raw pet foods made by Arrow Reliance Inc., which produces products for Darwin’s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Pet Food. You’ve been warned!

Keep diet and exercise in mind

An overweight pet could pose some serious health risks, such as cancer and diabetes. Just like humans, your dog or cat can greatly benefit from eating healthier and getting some exercise. Instead of feeding your dog that piece of cake or ice cream as a snack, give your pooch some peeled baby carrots. Foods that are lower in calories along with physical activity such as going for walks or playing fetch will keep your pet in shape and feeling great.

Keep wild mushrooms out of your yard

Although rarely fatal, wild mushrooms can cause kidney and liver failure and can lead to vomiting and dehydration. Some wild mushrooms can be psychoactive.

Actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson revealed in 2015 that his French bulldog puppy Brutus ate a toxic mushroom while he was playing outside. As Brutus began to succumb to the lethal toxicity, Johnson and his family made the painful decision to take him off life support.

In an Instagram post at the vet, Johnson wrote,"I held his lil' paw as he was finally at peace."

Wash your hands before and after handling pet food

Salmonella can transfer from human to pet and vice versa. Therefore, when handling food, it’s best to wash your hands with an antibacterial soap to promote cleanliness and sanitation.

Help them to deal with upcoming stressful situations

Alprazolam or "Xanax" given to your cat or dog can help to reduce stress and anxiety, that might be associated with thunderstorm phobia and other phobias, separation anxiety, and situational fears (such as car travel and veterinary office visits). Talk to your veterinarian about getting this for your pet.