Pig Ear Treat Warning

@LindaOHio (10276)
United States
September 10, 2019 2:06pm CST
Both the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) are investigating reports of salmonella found on pig ear treats for dogs that were sold at Pet Supplies Plus. These are pig ears that were sold in bulk from bins. If you have any of these pig ears, do not handle them unless you wash your hands thoroughly. Then the pig ears should be thrown away. Both humans and dogs can get sick from salmonella contact. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. My personal recommendation is to never buy dog treats sold in bulk and in open bins. Photo Credit: Pixabay
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@sallypup (32946)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Sep
I stopped buying pig ears and such for the pups cause the fat in them made the pups ill. Same with turkey if we have it at Thanksgiving. Too much fat for their systems. Thanks for the good advice.
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@porwest (18296)
• United States
14 Sep
I remember hearing about this and did not know it was still an issue. But a very solid recommendation still.
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@KityCat (268)
13 Sep
Nope.I never buy.In fact I do not have a pet now.
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@Tampa_girl7 (34190)
• United States
11 Sep
We always buy sealed treats.
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@LadyDuck (240308)
• Switzerland
11 Sep
I hope that the voice spread among dogs owners.
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@smileyhema (4500)
• United States
11 Sep
Thanks for educating us on this..
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@wolfgirl569 (22072)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Sep
I never buy them. Many are bleached to make them look whiter. Bleach is not good for any living thing to ingest.
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@bunnybon7 (42777)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Sep
I stopped buying any of those raw hide type things way back when I had my lab and he nearly choked trying to swallow down a big chunk he had chewed off back in 2004 thanks for letting people know this
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@rakski (36875)
• Philippines
10 Sep
oh my. that is not good
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@amadeo (101342)
• United States
10 Sep
I would not even touched t hem.Or feed t hem to my Ms.Ruby.They are digusting.
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Sep
Yikes, how awful to be sick with that.
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@CarolDM (40806)
• United States
10 Sep
There was a news story about this. I never bought these when I had dogs.
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• Rupert, Idaho
10 Sep
I heard something about that on the news. Good advice! I wouldn't recommend buying treats sold in bins/bulk either.
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@MALUSE (53411)
• Germany
10 Sep
Thank you for explaining the abbreviations. Hardly anybody does this.
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