Salmonella Risk Spurs Recall on Dog Treats

The Natural Dog Company says 12-ounce bags of 12-inch Tremenda Sticks pet chews were sold in retail stores across the United States.

Stock photo from Google Images.
Stock photo from Google Images.

The Natural Dog Company is recalling all 12-ounce packages of their 12-inch “Tremenda Sticks” dog treats.  They are recalling them due to concerns that pets and people alike could be exposed to salmonella.  The treats are identified as being sold in ten states, possibly a few others as well.

The company is warning that dogs eating them, and humans handling them could cause quite a bit of sickness.  Anyone having the treats are urged to get rid of them as soon as possible.

If your dog has eaten any, symptoms can include:

  • Lethargy
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

Any animal infected with the salmonella can also pass sickness to others in the household, and can be passed to humans as well.  Anyone suspecting salmonella poisoning should get their pets to a vet straight away.

Symptoms for humans are not at all dissimilar.  They include Nausea and vomiting, along with fever and cramping.

The UPC number printed on the bags in question is 851265004957.  Once again, the treats known to be affected are the 12-ounce bags of their “Tremenda Sticks” products.  The company says there are two different styles of packaging that contain the treats, an older style package and a newer one.  The newer packaging is apparently not affected.

If you live in the states of:

  • Ohio
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Utah
  • Washington

The treats may have made it to some surrounding states as well.  If you have the products in your home, check the UPC.  Any unused treats may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.  The company can be contacted for questions by calling 1-888-424-4602.

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  2. Just another reason my dogs eat a 100% raw diet. They’ve been eating a raw BARF diet made from human grade ingredients for 2 years and I’ve NEVER had a problem with salmonella or intestinal parasites. I know what goes into their food and where it comes from. I don’t leave it up to a profit making company.

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