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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Recall! Joeys Jerky treats

"Here you come again" as Dolly Pardon sang out in her 1977  hit song! Some of you may be too young to remember that one.

Well Salmonella is back in Joey's Chicken Jerky treats. Many of you have by now learned your lesson with all the recalls over the years on all jerky treats, but there are still some unsuspecting victims out there who are first time dog owners that need to know the hazards about the jerky treats, not just Joey's but all jerky  treats as year after year there are recalls due to salmonella, and the same goes for pig ears and snouts.

In dogs salmonella can cause diarrhea (sometimes bloody) vomiting, lack of appetite, lethargy , abdominal pain/cramping, and fever. And of course let me repeat that if you have a multiple dog home some dogs can be carriers and not show symptoms of this at all while other dogs in the home will be showing illness.

As for humans many of the same symptoms apply, I have had this and you do get flu like symptoms , vomiting , diarrhea, cramping and for the elderly and very young it is essential that you see your doctor as it hits this population pretty hard.
 Humans can get salmonella from touching the treats and not washing their hands afterward.

      Here is the link to report a pet food/treat  complaint

save any receipts or bar code of the product for a refund and then toss the bag in the trash!

This recall is voluntary , however 21 people in Merrimack and Hills Borough Counties in NH have been identified as having the same strain of salmonella, but no deaths have occurred. 

Here is the information from the New Hampshire Dept of health. you can find contact numbers at the bottom of the page