Dog Supplement Recalled Due to Salmonella

United Pet Group voluntarily recalls Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement for dogs.

Posted: June 23, 2010, 5 p.m. EDT

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently reported that United Pet Group of Cincinnati is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of its Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement tablets for dogs due to possible salmonella contamination.

The product, which was sold nationally at various retailers, comes in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label. The UPC code is 26851-01800. The affected products are those with expiration dates on or before “06/13.” The expiration date can be found imprinted vertically on the right side of the product label.

These products are being removed from retail stores and pet owners should immediately stop feeding these supplements to their pets, according to the FDA.

Laboratory testing revealed that one lot of the vitamin product was contaminated with salmonella. United Health Group is recalling all unexpired lots of the product out of “an abundance of caution,” the FDA reported.

Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will only have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain, according to the FDA, adding that infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

People who handle dry pet food or treats can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

The FDA is urging pet owners who have a pet that has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms to contact their veterinarian.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to contact United Pet Group or the place of purchase for further direction. The company can be contacted by calling 800-645-5154 ext. 3, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT.

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Jerrod   Lafayette, CO

6/27/2010 8:16:43 AM

When you take the dog to the vet be sure to tell them that there has been a recall to the vitamins and ask them to do a fecal culture. If they don't there is not way to prove that they have salmonella poisoning and the company is most likely not going to pay for it. Thats what happened to us, my dog is finally pulling through from taking these and since the vets didn't do a fecal culture they cant say for sure it was salmonella and now the company probably won't pay for our $1200 in vet bills from 3 trips in 5 days. Thank God she is finally better.

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

6/26/2010 2:17:43 PM

Thanks!

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Meredith   Bedford, NH

6/25/2010 7:48:37 AM

Tatesha I hope and prayer that your dog pulls through this.

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tatesha marino   tampa, FL

6/24/2010 5:01:29 PM

MY DOG IS NOT HOLDING DOWN HIS FOOD AND HE IS TAKING THE PRO PET DAILY VITAMIN THAT I GIVE TO MY DOGS EVERY DAY AND NOW MY DOG IS SICK NOW SO I HOPE MY DOG DON"T DIE BEHIND THIS OR SOMEONE IS GOING TO PAY FOR THAT SO IF YOU CAN CALL ME BACK @ 813 802 4940 to let me know what i need to dog about my dog and i am going to take him to his doctor for his appointment friday the 2nd for his sick visit and i got the pro pet from walmart super store.

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