United Pet Group has issued a voluntary product recall for Pro Pet’s Adult Daily Vitamins for Dogs. One lot of the vitamins was discovered to be contaminated with Salmonella; the company is recalling all unexpired lots as a precautionary measure.
According to a press release from the FDA, Pro Pet Adult Daily Vitamins for Dogs 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”, which can be found imprinted vertically on the right side of the product label.
These products are being removed from retail stores and consumers should immediately stop feeding these supplements to their pets.
Also from the press release:
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 product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
People who handle dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.