Health Alert: Merrick Pet Treat Recall

August 19th, 2010 by Dan

Merrick Pet Care has recalled all 10 oz lots of their Beef Filet Squares and Texas Hold’ems treats due to possible risk of salmonella. The illness can effect animals and their is risk to humans if they have not properly washed their hands after handling the treats. So far no illnesses have been reported.

Symptoms of salmonella in pets include:

* Decreased appetite
* Vomiting
* Diarrhea
* Fever

Because outwardly healthy pets can be carriers to humans and other animals, if your pet has eaten any of the recalled Merrick treats, please contact your veterinarian. If you have any questions you can reach Merrick at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00 – 5:00 CDT. You may return the recalled products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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