On July 26, 2019, The Lennox International, Inc., of Edison NJ, recalled Natural Pig Ears dog treats due to a possible Salmonella contamination.
Mayo Clinic defines Salmonella as, “a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and are shed through feces.”
“To date, Lennox is aware of two cases of its pig ears causing illnesses in dogs.” reports Dog Food Advisor.
What Is Recalled?
The affected pig ears product were supplied in an 8-pack branded pouch under UPC 742174 995163 and 742174994166.
It is also available in an individually shrink-wrapped package under UPC 0385384810 and 742174P35107. You can find the UPC codes on the front label of the package.
The product was shipped and distributed nationwide between May 1 and July 3, 2019.
Symptoms Of Salmonella In Pets
– diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
– decreased appetite
– abdominal pain
The FDA states, “Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.” If you have fed any of the recalled product and your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, call your vet immediately.
What To Do
If you have purchased this product discontinue use. Consumers can take the product and receipt back to the store where they purchased for a refund.
Consumers with questions can contact the company directly at 800-538-8980 between Monday and Friday 9 am to 5 pm.
The FDA is advising all dog parents to stop feeding ALL brands of pig ears.
Spread the word to keep our fur babies safe! ☟
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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