More jerky treat recalls everyone. This time it’s Nutri-Vet and Nutri-Pet chicken treats, and the real kicker is it involves salmonella. This can be potentially harmful to owners as well even just through handling the treats. According to the article “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”. In addition to watching for illness in your pets, owners should “monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever”.
The products were distributed online and in stores and the article lists all lot numbers, etc. associated with the voluntary recall.
If you’re looking for a healthier, safer alternative to jerky pet treats, consider Pet Planet Health who have a variety of options for your pet. In fact, they even offer free biscuit Friday. Stop by and let them know Critter Caretakers Pet Sitting sent you.
When we dog sit for you in Gilbert, we will do a thorough consultation to see what food and treats you feed your dogs, and we may make alternative suggestions based on the information we educate ourselves with such as this. We believe educating our clients on sound nutrition is an important part of our job as your professional Gilbert dog sitter.
Please see the article linked here for full details on this recall.