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Published On: Mon, Mar 11th, 2013

Diggin’ Your Dog recalls Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats due to salmonella risk

Reno, NV pet product company, Diggin’ Your Dog, issued a voluntary recall one lot of its Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats produced on 8-30-12 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Strippin’ Chicks™ Pet Treats, comes in a 5 oz Bag with a Lot Code 250322 and a Use By Date: 2-23-14. No other Diggin’ Your Dog™ products, lots, or production dates are affected.

The company said on their Facebook page Saturday, the affected lots distribution has been accounted for and we are confident that nothing from this lot remains in the market.

At Diggin’ Your Dog we will continue to make all products in small handmade batches for the safety of your pet. We hold our company and its products to the highest level of excellence. We are accountable for every treat that we make and sell and ultimately, place value on consumer safety above everything else.

Salmonella is a pathogen to both humans and animals. There is a risk for humans handling the contaminated dog food if poor hand washing techniques are not performed or surfaces in contact with the dog food are not properly cleaned.

Diggin' Your Dog Strippin' Chicks Pet Treats  Image/FDA

Diggin’ Your Dog Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats
Image/FDA

In humans, Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Pets, including dogs, with Salmonella can become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. The clinical features of canine salmonellosis vary on strain, amount ingested and dog host factors.

Many dogs however are asymptomatic carriers of the bacteria and may shed Salmonella for up to 100 days after being infected. This can become a risk for family members and anyone with confirmed salmonellosis without a known risk of exposure, the family pet should be tested regardless of symptoms.

A full refund, plus $1.00 to cover postage will be received by mailing the UPC and lot code to:
Diggin Your Dog, LLC, PO Box 17306 Reno, NV 89511.
All refunds will be processed within ten business days (plus postage time).

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