September 26, 2016

FDA: Don’t Give the Dog a Bone

Bones are not a safe treat for dogs of any size, says the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  "You’ve just finished a big weekend family dinner and you are wondering what to do with the bones from the ham and roast, when in trots your big black Labrador Retriever. It’s hard to resist those longing, puppy-dog eyes," begins their warning. But it's in your pets best interest to find a safer treat. Bones can cause all kinds of problems for your dog including choking, blockages of the gastrointestinal tract, cuts and wounds in the mouth or on the tonsils, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, and death. The FDA has received about 35 reports of illnesses in dogs and eight fatalities related to bone treats. The agency has also received reports of product problems, such as bones … [Read more...]

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Bones Recalled for Salmonella

Blue 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 … [Read more...]

Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks Recall for Salmonella Expanded

Salix Animal Health of Deerfield, Fla. is  expanding its recall of Good 'n' Fun - Beefhide Chicken Sticks dog treats for Salmonella. Consumers who purchase this brand of dog treats should check for the UPC code 091093822471 and expiration dates ranging from 02/2018- 07/2018. These treats should not be given to dogs as they may cause illness. Salmonella in pet treat can cause illness in pets that eat them or humans who handle them. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection in humans include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Salmonella infections can also trigger long-term ailments, including heart problems, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product … [Read more...]

Big Bark Beef Jerky Dog Treats Recalled for Salmonella

Grill-Phoria of Loveland, Colo. is recalling Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs for potential Salmonella contamination. Consumers who have purchased these products should not feed them to their dogs. The recalled products were sold between September 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015, in 3.5 oz bags that do not have lot codes. Salmonella in pet treats can affect animals who eat them and humans who handle them. To prevent illness, always thoroughly wash their hands after having contact with pet food products. Consumers who have purchased these products should carefully clean any surfaces they have come in contact with. Salmonella causes symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Sometimes it can also cause more serious … [Read more...]

Dog Deaths Prompt Petco to Dump Treats Made in China

Petco has become the first national pet specialty retailer to end sales of pet treats made in China. The decision was prompted by continuing reports of illness and deaths associated with the products. Between 2007 an 2014, at least 5,600 dogs illnesses and 1,000 dog deaths were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The chicken, duck, or sweet potato jerky treats have also sickened 24 cats, and three people. "As a trusted partner for pet parents, we believe this is the right thing to do, and we're proud to take this step in the best interest of pets," said Jim Myers, Petco CEO. "What we feed our pets matters, and this milestone supports the company's steadfast commitment to putting our customers, partners, … [Read more...]

Jump Your Bones Roo Bites Dog Treats Recalled For Salmonella

Jump Your Bones Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida is recalling Jump Your Bones brand name Roo Bites dog treats because of potential Salmonella contamination. At the time of the recall, there had been no reports of illness. Salmonella on the treats can sicken dogs who eat the them and the humans who handle them, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection in humans include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. In a small percentage of cases, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Anyone experiencing … [Read more...]

Target, Petco, Sam’s Club, Costco Recall Dog Treats For Salmonella

Target, Petco, Sam’s Club and Costco are all recalling dog treats made by Kasel Associates Industries Inc. of Denver for possible Salmonella contamination. Some dogs have become ill after eating these treats. This is the third time in 10 months that a problem has been detected at Kasel. In December, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer warning after company refused to issue a recall for dog treats tainted with Salmonella. The current recall covers all products manufactured by Kasel between April 20, 2012 and September 19, 2012. These products were sold under a variety of brand names including Boots & Barkley, BIXBI, Colorado Naturals, K9, Nature’s Deli, Petco, and TDBBS/Best Bully Sticks. Some of these products have shelf lives of up to two years so … [Read more...]

Company Refuses To Recall Salmonella Dog Treats

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to feed their dogs certain Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected products are packaged and distributed by Kasel Associates Industries Inc., of Denver, Colorado which has declined to perform a voluntary recall at this time. On October 2, 2012, Kasel issued a recall for one lot of  Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats, but that recall does not cover the products now in question. In November 2012, the Colorado Department of Agriculture found Salmonella in a retail sample taken from Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats with lot code BESTBY061913DEN on the back side of the package in the transparent section immediately following the term “All American … [Read more...]

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