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Jun 23, 2010 7:38 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Salmonella recalls in two separate pet products

The Food and Drug Administration says a company is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of its "Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement" tablets for dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination. 

The company, United Pet Group, says the product was sold nationally at various retailers. 

The supplement comes in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label, and UPC code 26851-01800.  The affected products are those with expiration dates on or before "06/13". The expiration date can be found imprinted vertically on the right side of the product label.

These products are being removed from retail stores and dog owners should immediately stop feeding these supplements to their pets.  

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to contact United Pet Group or the place of purchase for further direction. Consumers may contact United Pet Group at 1-800-645-5154 ext. 3, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.

A dog food is also under a voluntary recall due to a possible Salmonella contamination. 

The recall involves Natural Balance's Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food in the 5-pound and 28-pound bags with a "Best By" date of June 17th, 2011.

The food is distributed only in pet specialty stores in several states including here in Colorado.

If you have any questions, contact the company at (800) 829-4493, or info@naturalbalanceinc.com.

No dogs have gotten sick from either products and the recalls are pretty much a precaution, but if you have used these items here is what to look for.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.

Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled products and has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.

People who have handled these products could also be at risk.  Symptoms for people are pretty much the same as they are for dogs, and if you have these symptoms it would probably be a good idea to see your doctor.

 

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