Pig Ear Treats Recall Due to Salmonella
by Dr. Chris
June 12, 2011 Bravo pig ear treats were recalled this month due to a possible contamination with Salmonella. It was a voluntary recall, and the recall is for 50 count bags of pig ear treats sent to retailers earlier this year.
No sick dogs have been reported. If you have purchased Bravo pig ear treats you may return them for a full refund at the place of purchase.
Most dogs are routinely exposed to salmonella likely through bird poop and infected water outside. So their immune system would likely protect most dogs from a small dose. But there are different strains of salmonella, which is why there is always a great risk.
Dog Salmonella symptoms include: fever, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite. Salmonella is involved in most human food and pet food recalls, along with the bacteria E. Coli.
People handling Bravo pig ear treats could also be exposed to salmonella, so be sure to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
Pig ears are popular chew toys for dogs and Bravo touts itself as a leader in the raw pet food industry.
Affected products have product code 75-121 and lot number 12-06-10, you may contact Bravo at bravorawdiet.com or call 1-866-922-9222.
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