Pet Food Recall: Merrick Doggie Wishbone Treats
by Dr. Chris
August 14, 2011 Doggie Wishbone treats made by Merrick Pet Care Inc. were recalled this week as a precaution due to possible salmonella contamination.
This announcement comes to us through an FDA press release. Only 248 cases of the treats were involved, but these were distributed to 10 states.
At this time, no ill dogs have been reported, and the recall is just a precaution. The recalled Doggie Wishbone treats include packages with an item #29050, UPC# 2280829050, and Lot# 11031.
The affected treats also have a “best by” date of January 30, 2013.
Salmonella can affect dogs and people. Signs include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, loss of appetite, and fever. Usually only very young or very old dogs are affected.
People can also be infected with salmonella from handling these treats. Children and adults with impaired immune systems are especially at risk. Symptoms of salmonella are similar in humans and animals.
It is always advisable to wash your hands after handling pet food or pet treats.
Click here for the FDA press release: Merrick Pet Food Recall
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