FDA: Dog Chews Contaminated With Salmonella

The FDA is warning that certain dog chews have been contaminated with salmonella. The product in question, American Bullie A.B. Bull Pizzle Puppy Chews and Dog Chews, were manufactured by T.W. Enterprises of Ferndale, Washington.

Salmonella can sicken dogs and be transferred to people who handle the chews. The FDA says:

Salmonella can potentially be transferred to people handling these pet treats, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

CNN says that dog biscuits have also been recalled in connection with the wheat gluten rat poison recall. At this point you should probably feed your dog moonlight and/or designer furniture because literally everything else will poison it. —MEGHANN MARCO

FDA Issues Health Hazard Alert for Pet Chews Due to Contamination with Salmonella [FDA]
FDA: Pet chews could be contaminated with salmonella [CNN]
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