Loveland, Colo. — The Natural Dog Company has issued a recall of their 12 inch Tremenda Sticks dog chews.
The contamination was noted after an inspection at the Colorado Department of Agriculture which revealed the presence of Salmonella in a sample taken from a 12oz package of 12″ Tremenda Sticks.
Currently, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the contaminated chews, but the FDA warns caution and says consumers should discontinue use immediately. They also state that there is a risk of illness in humans who have handled the product.
The original press release states the following:
“The recalled product comes in a 12oz bag without a lot number or expiration date with UPC number: 851265004957. Products with new packaging, which includes both a lot number and expiration date but the same UPC are not affected by this recall.”
Consumers who have purchased 12oz packages of 12″ Tremenda Sticks should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-424-4602.
Symptoms of Salmonella in pets include, but are not limited to fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. If you suspect your pet has Salmonella poisoning after eating one of these or another recalled treat, please call your vet ASAP.
Humans may experience the same symptoms as pets along with abdominal cramping and nausea. In rare cases, Salmonella can lead to arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms, please see your doctor.