WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of a diet supplement for dogs called Cetyl M due to possible salmonella contamination.
The FDA said the manufacturer, Response Products of Broken Bow, Neb., is voluntarily recalling Cetyl M for Dogs, lot numbers 1210903 and 0128010. People who handle dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products.
The FDA said pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
Cetyl M for Dogs was distributed nationwide through direct sales, retail stores, veterinarians and online retailers in either a 120-count bottle (shipped Jan. 8-April 2) or a 360-count bottle (shipped Feb. 11-April 2). The lot numbers appear above the bar code on the label.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products can return them for a refund or contact the company at 877-266-9757 for further information.
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