Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pro-Pet Vitamin Recall

June 24, 2010

United Pet Group has issued a voluntary recall of all unexpired lots of Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin tablets for dogs due to a possibility of Salmonella contamination. This product has a UPC code of 26851-01800.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause severe gastrointestinal disease. It can also affect other organ systems as well. Typical signs associated with Salmonella in pets include but are not limited to: vomiting, diarrhea, diarrhea with blood, lethargy, depression, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, and abdominal pain.

Salmonella can also affect humans and there is a risk if you or someone you know has come in contact with pet food, treats or supplements contaminated with Salmonella, this includes dry products.

Animals that don't show clinical signs can also be carriers of Salmonella and pass it to other pets and humans.

If your pet has any signs or has ingested the product mentioned above, please contact your veterinarian.

Consumers who have purchased the product mentioned above are asked to contact United Pet Group at 1-800-645-5154 ext. 3, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00pm EST.

Unfortunately this is the second Salmonella related recall this week. The first being Natural Balance 5 lb. and 28 lb. Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food.

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