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Posted on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 : 4:37 p.m.

Diggin' Your Dog recalls specific lot of pet treats because of Salmonella risk

By Lorrie Shaw


flickr photo by Jon Rawlinson

A Food and Drug Administration press release indicates that a Diggin' Your Dog has voluntarily recalled one of their products because of possible Salmonella health risk.

One specific lot of Strippin' Chicks pet treats are included in the recall, and the product has only been distributed to Colorado and Nevada.

The lot being voluntarily withdrawn includes five-ounce bags, and bears a lot code of 250322 and a use by date of 2-23-14.

Salmonella, also referred to as salmonellosis, causes digestive problems, and mammals typically present with fever, diarrhea, vomiting and weakness. Other symptoms can occur. Some animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. It should be noted that some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If your pet exhibits any of sign of illness and has consumed this product, they should be seen by their veterinarian immediately.

Salmonella can affect other animals as well —  not just the pets who consume the treats. There is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling dry pet food of any kind and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to any contaminated product.

If you have purchased any of these products, you are urged to stop feeding the product to your pet, remove the lot code from the packaging, and discard the remaining treats. According to the company, a full refund, plus $1 to cover postage will be received by sending the UPC and lot code to: Diggin' Your Dog, LLC, PO Box 17306 Reno, NV 89511.

Click here to read the FDA press release.

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Lorrie Shaw leads the pets section for and owner of Professional Pet Sitting. Shoot her an email, contact her at 734-904-7279 or follow her adventures on Twitter.


Sarah Thompson

Mon, Mar 11, 2013 : 9:50 p.m.

diggin is a american company everything including the package is made in the usa not all bad meat is from china


Mon, Mar 11, 2013 : 1:05 p.m.

If it is not made in America? Then do not give it to your dog. Although Hartz is an American company. Must have been some bad china stuff.