The Natural Dog Company has recalled its Tremenda Sticks pet chews after an inspection from the Colorado Department of Agriculture discovered Salmonella in a sample of the product. The Tremenda Sticks that could potentially be affected are 12-inches long, are sold in 12-ounce packages and have been distributed to retail stores in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah and Washington. The affected packages do not have a lot number or an expiration date on the label, but do have the UPC number 851265004957.
Salmonella, the FDA warns, could affect both the animals who chew affected treats and any humans who handle the sticks without washing their hands thoroughly afterward. Pets that have been infected with Salmonella could have symptoms including lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting and fever.
If you believe that your pet could be affected, the FDA suggests that you contact your veterinarian. Those who have unused Tremenda sticks may return them to the point of purchase to receive a full refund. Anyone with questions about the recall can contact the company at 888-424-4602, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST.