Many Georgia pet parents give their dogs Nylabone dog chews because they provide hours of chewing pleasure. Now Nylabone Products has recalled some of the chews over the possibility that some of the tempting treats may be contaminated with Salmonella. Consumers have been advised to return the products to their retailer for a full refund.
The company says that Salmonella was found during routine testing in one lot of its Puppy Starter Kit chews. Both dogs and humans can contract the disease. In animals, it can lead to fever, lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea. Humans, who could contract Salmonella from the bone-shaped chews by not cleaning surfaces or washing their hands after the product has touched them, can develop similar symptoms. According to the Food and Drug Administration, pets infected with Salmonella can spread it to humans and other animals. In some cases, the illness can be severe in humans.