October 21, 2016

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Bones Recalled for Salmonella

Blue-Buffalo-SalmonellaBlue Buffalo Company is recalling Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones for Salmonella. Consumers who have purchased these items should throw them away in a sealed bag. Pet food and treats contaminated with Salmonella can causes illness pets who eat them and humans who handle them.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection in humans include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. In some cases, Salmonella can also cause heart problems, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers who have handled this dog treat and developed these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever, abdominal pain,  lethargy, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, or vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers of the bacteria and infect others. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.

The recalled product is individually shrink-wrapped in plastic with the UPC number 840243110087 printed on a sticker affixed to the product with an expiration date of November 4, 2017, printed as “exp 110417” on the shrink-wrap. It was distributed starting November 19, 2015 in PetSmart stores in the following nine states: California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.



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