By VLADIMIR NEGRON
November 10, 2009
All pig ears and beef hoof products manufactured by Pet Carousel have been recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected pig ear products were packaged under the brand names Doggie Delight and Pet Carousel. The affected beef hooves were packaged under the brand names Choo Hooves, Dentleyâ€™s, Doggie Delight, and Pet Carousel. All sizes and all lots of these products made by California-based Pet Carousel are the subject of a health alert by the U.S. Food and Drug Administation.
The recall, issued Thursday by the FDA, were as a result of a inspection that found Salmonella in Pet Carouselâ€™s manufacturing facilities.
Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may only experience a decreased appetite, fever, and vomiting. If your pet has consumed any of the affected products or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.
PetSmart, which carries the Dentleyâ€™s brand, extended its voluntary recall on beef hoof products today to include a total of 14 products. These products may have been purchased from Sept. 1, 2009 to November 6, 2009. For the complete list, visit the company Web site at www.petsmart.com.
PetSmart advises anyone who purchased the recalled products from its stores to discontinue use immediately and return the items for a complete refund or exchange.