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Recall Warning! Puppy Nylabone Starter Kits May Contain Salmonella

Puppy Nylabone Starter Kit lot has been recalled.

The FDA has issued a recall for one lot of Puppy Nylabone Starter Kits because they could be contaminated with Salmonella. The company that makes the dog treats, TFH Publications, Inc. / Nylabone Products from Neptune, New Jersey is recalling their 1.69 oz Puppy Starter Kit dog chews. These packages were distributed throughout Canada, the United States, and through one US online mail order distributing facility.

Salmonella contamination could affect dogs that eat the chews or humans who handle them.

The recalled packages of Puppy Nylabone Starter Kits have the following information on the backs: Lot #21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, and an expiration date of 3/28/18.

Routine testing by TFH Publications, Inc. / Nylabone Products detected Salmonella in one lot of products, leading to the recall. No illnesses of dogs or people have been reported so far.

If you have a Puppy Nylabone Starter Kit with the above identification numbers, return the unused portion to the place you purchased it from for a full refund.

Signs of Salmonella infection in dogs include:

  • Lethargy
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

Dogs may appear healthy when they are infected with Salmonella but spread it to other dogs and humans.

If your dog has eaten or chewed on some of this recalled product and shows any of the signs of illness listed above, call your veterinarian right away.

Signs of Salmonella infection in humans include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

In rare, complicated cases, Salmonella infections in humans can cause:

  • Arterial infections
  • Endocarditis
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle pain
  • Eye irritation
  • Urinary tract symptoms

If you would like to speak with a representative of the company that manufactures the recalled Puppy Nylabone Starter Kits, you can call 1-877-273-7527.

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