Dog Treat Recall

According to a press release by the Food & Drug Administration, Pet International of Miami, Florida, is recalling 1500 units of 6 inch Beef Trachea Pet Treats that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Salmonella can affect both humans and pets.

Healthy people should be alert for symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramping.  Dogs may also display such symptoms, but they can be just carriers of the bacteria and not show any signs of the infection.  Those people with compromised immune systems should be extra careful to seek medical help should any symptoms appear.

This product is sold only at retail stores in Conifer and Lakewood Colorado.  The discovery of the infected products occurred during a routine sampling by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

The products recalled display the following information:

Buster’s Natural Pet Supply
Lot Code:  8501450
6 “ Beef Trachea 12 pack Plastic Pouch
UPC Code:  8501450

If you have this product, wear gloves and double-bag it and either return it with the receipt (required) to your place of purchase for a refund or dispose of it safely.  Be sure to wash all pet dishes, toys, etc, and wash your hands with soap and hot water.

For more information, call the company at 305-591-3338, Monday – Friday, 9 – 5 EST.

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