In July 2019, an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella was linked to pig ear dog treats. At least 45 people were sickened in 13 states.
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Pig Ear Dog Treats Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
July 2019 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about pig ear dog treats after a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella.
Pig Ear Recall
On July 3, Pets Supplies Plus recalled pig ears that were sold in open bins at stores in Texas and 32 other states due to a potential risk of Salmonella contamination.
How Many People Are Sick?
Between November 2018 and June 2019, there were at least 45 people who were infected with Salmonella in 13 states. Twelve people who were hospitalized and no deaths were reported.
Where Were Illnesses Reported?
The following 13 states have reported Salmonella illnesses in the outbreak: California (1), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa (12), Kansas (3), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (7), Missouri (3), New York (6), North Dakota (1), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (1), and Wisconsin (1).
The strain of Salmonella in the outbreak is resistant to several types of antibiotics, according to the CDC. The problem is that antibiotic-resistant infections may be difficult to treat, which can increase the risk of severe complications or death for a sick person.
Does My Dog Have Salmonella?
Dogs may not show any symptoms of an infection with Salmonella. If they do show symptoms, they usually have diarrhea that may be bloody or contain mucus. Infected dogs may have fever, vomiting, and seem more tired than usual.
Health officials in Michigan collected pig ear dog treats from stores where sick people reported buying the products, and found that several tested positive for different strains of Salmonella.
How to Avoid Salmonella from Dog Treats
Consumers can take steps to reduce their risk of Salmonella infections from dog treats and food:
- Wash your hands with soap and water after touching pet food or treats, including pig ears.
- Don’t let your dog lick your mouth, face, open wounds or areas with broken skin
- Children under 5 years old should not touch or eat pet food or treats.
- Don’t use your pet’s feeding bowl to scoop food. Use a clean, dedicated scoop, spoon, or cup.
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