Monday, April 27, 2015

Nylabone Dog Chew Recall

Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its Puppy Starter Kit dog chews because that lot has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Affected Products Include:

Brand: Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit dog chews
Lot Code: #21935
Size: 1.69 ounce
UPC Code: 0-18214-81291-3
Expiration Date: 3/22/18

The company is recommending that consumers who have purchased this lot, discontinue use of the product. They also state that consumers may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-273-7527, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Central time (after hours/weekends covered by third-party poison control center).

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.

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.

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. The elderly, children and immunocompromised individuals are most at risk.

To reduce risk of infection, people should wash their hands with hot soapy water after touching pet foods and surfaces pet foods have come in contact with. The clinical signs are similar as in pets. If you or anyone you know is showing signs of illness after coming in contact with this product, contact your health care provider.