Barkworthies has issued a nationwide recall of select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews. The Virginia-based company reports that the products may have been contaminated with salmonella.
The products in question were sold nationwide since May 6, 2014.
Both people and dogs are at risk. Those who have handled the product should be on the lookout for all or some of symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramping, and fever.
Symptoms of a salmonella infection in dogs are: lethargy, possibly bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets have decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Even if the infected pets are healthy, they can still carry the disease and infect other animals or humans.
According to Barkworthies’ press release, the recall was initiated after routine testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture indicated the presence of salmonella in a single lot of the product. The company also says none of its other products are affected.
A refund claim form and information regarding the exact product Lot numbers and UPC codes, can be found on the company’s website.
Source: Discovery News