Dog pig ear treats recalled for possible Salmonella contamination

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California Airedale Terriers at off-leash dog park.

The FDA says the Salmonella discovered in pig ear treats can infect people — either from handling the treats or directly from your dog once he’s become ill.

Dog treats recalled

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Retailer pet supplies plus has recalled bulk pig ear treats sold in its stores. Those are the kind it puts in open bins and sells individually.

Pre-packaged branded pig ears have not been recalled.

So far, 45 people in 13 states have been diagnosed with the salmonella-related illness although none of these cases are confirmed to be a result of the pig ears.

Testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development revealed that aging bulk pig ear product in one of our stores tested positive for Salmonella. We have pulled bulk pig ear product from the shelves at all of our stores and have stopped shipping bulk pig ears from our Distribution Center. We are working with the FDA as they continue their investigation as to what caused the reported Salmonella related illnesses.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Bulk pig ears were distributed to Pet Supplies Plus stores in AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI and WV. Bulk pig ears were stocked in open bins. Prepackaged branded pig ears are not included in this voluntary recall.

For more information, visit the FDA site.


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