Recall on Pet Treats

Jump Your Bones Roo Bites, a dog treat made from kangaroo meat, may be contaminated with salmonella, according to the Florida- based manufacturer.

No pets or people have yet become ill from contact with the treats, distributed nationwide to retail pet stores and online. The product, sold in ”boutique bags,” have the UPC code 63633010041 for 80 grams/2.82 ounces, including samples of .32 ounce.

Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection in humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contact your doctor if you have symptoms after handling the dog treat.

Symptoms in animals may include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite and an abnormally fast heart rate. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

If you’ve bought the recalled product, dispose of it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information, you can call 1-888-249-6755 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

— Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer

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