As of July 20, 2015, the Natural Dog Company of Windsor, Colorado was ordered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to recall one of its products. The item in question is their 12” Tremenda Sticks Pet Chews, which may be contaminated with Salmonella.
After taking a sample of the product, inspectors found the presence of Salmonella in the following batch of Natural Dog Company dog treats:
12” Tremenda Sticks Pet Chews in a 12-ounce bag without a lot number or expiration date. UPC #: 851265004957
The contaminated product was distributed to the following states: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah and Washington.
If you have any of the contaminated product in your possession, discontinue use immediately. Take the unused portion back to where you purchased them for a full refund.
If your pet has eaten any of the treats, here is what you need to know about Salmonella.
Not only can Salmonella contamination harm your pet by eating it, Salmonella contamination can happen to a human who has handled the treats or touched surfaces where the treats were laying, without washing their hands afterward.
Affected persons who are concerned that they may have been affected should look for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and a fever. Salmonella can also cause more serious problems such as arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract problems. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see a physician right away.
Pets who have a Salmonella infection may also have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting and tiredness. Some animals will only have a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. An animal who has Salmonella poisoning can carry it and pass it on to other healthy individuals or animals. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet is having any of these symptoms.