Diggin’ Your Dog Withdraws Pet Treats Due to Salmonella

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March 7, 2013 – Diggin’ Your Dog announced today the brand is voluntarily withdrawing one lot of its Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats produced on August 30, 2012 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product sample was obtained in Colorado and the company has accounted for its distribution in both that state and Nevada.

What’s Being Recalled?

The product being withdrawn is Diggin’ Your Dog Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats in the 5 ounce bag. The Lot Code is 250322 with a “Use By” date of February 23, 2014.

No other Diggin’ Your Dog products, lots or production dates are affected.

About Salmonella

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms…

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments — including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

If an animal is known to have consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, pet owners are asked to contact their veterinarians.

What to Do?

Customers who have purchased the affected treats are advised to stop feeding the product to their pet, remove the lot code from the packaging, and discard the contents.

A full refund plus $1.00 to cover postage will be received by mailing the UPC and lot code to Diggin Your Dog, LLC, PO Box 17306 Reno, NV 89511.

All refunds will be processed within ten business days (plus postage time).

For more information, consumers are invited to contact Diggin’ Your Dog by phone at 775-742-7295 Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM PT — or by email at [email protected]

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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  • Lexy

    I’ve personally never bought anything of quality from China. Everything I’ve ever bought from there, like shoes and bags, blouses, etc. have all been throw away stuff and I bought them knowing that. That’s why the cheap prices…for the inferior quality. But, food? especially for my furkids? Naaaaa :O(
    True, you can find junk here too. So sad, but true.

  • Lexy

    I’m with you. I love my furkids and I watch what they eat closer than what I eat ;O)

  • AndrĂ©s

    nutricion
    animal
    Aawell-balanced diet help much to the welfare of animals, the fur is brighter and energy is at 100%, you should visit the veterinarians to help us to improve these aspects.

  • Marie

    How you worded that statement does indeed imply that I don’t love animals or my own pets, regardless of what you really meant.

    I know you never mentioned anything about this particular product being from China, I was just confused about your China rant because it appeared to come out of nowhere. Then you seem to contradict yourself by saying that all Chinese products (not pet-related items, but products in general) should be banned because they are “all junk” despite acknowledging in the very next sentence that US-made goods can also be poor-quality.

    Additionally, I happen to like my Chinese-made microwave, tablet, and alarm clock. I just don’t buy anything edible for my pets or myself from that country. I use my functioning brain to pick out the good and the bad products and don’t buy them. This isn’t hard.

    I happen to know a hell of a lot about pet food, so you needn’t tell me I need to do research.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Well said!!

  • http://www.thegreedypinstripes.com/ BryanV21

    Your statement about loving your dog in fact DOES read like you’re implying Marie doesn’t. Perhaps you should word things a little better.

    BTW, you can find some really poor foods and treats made in the USA, so should I shun all US companies too?

    Personally I wouldn’t trust anything coming from China, but I wouldn’t bash the products of an entire country either.

    You see, I don’t live in a world of extremes. I believe in a gray area. If only everybody else did too.

  • Lilli

    People and animals become infected with salmonella (many strains) by swallowing the bacterium. This can happen from eating contaminated food that has not been completely cooked, or has been contaminated after preparation. Salmonella can also be spread from person to person when an infected individual does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after using the toilet. Food handlers who are infected with salmonella can contaminate food during preparation, or handling, if their hands have not been washed thoroughly. Even wearing protective rubber gloves can contaminate food if the handler has touched contaminated animal parts/surfaces then other foodstuff concomitantly. It can be transmitted from grains that have been infiltrated by rats/mice/squirrel feces. It can also be transmitted by contaminated water. It is communicable between animals and humans. Good hygiene is essential; you cannot wash your hands too much.

  • Mullinax

    First of all, I never said you didn’t love your pet/s …. I said, “I don’t know about you, but I love my dog.” I also never said anything about this product being made in China. I said, “My beef is, the laws are just too damn easy on these companies that provides dog food, treats, etc. Especially CHINA! THOSE IDIOTS NEED TO BE BANNED FROM BRINGING ANYTHING INTO THE UNITED STATES! It’s all junk anyway!”
    If you don’t believe that, then how about go do some research and see which companies have more poorer quality dog food (United States or China).

  • Marie

    If you’ve had that bad experience with pet food, you should certainly make your own pet food. I’m glad to hear you’ve taken responsibility about your pets’ health. Why are we talking about Wellness?

  • Marie

    Please don’t insult me with the insinuation that I don’t love my animals. I never said that and you know it so don’t put words in my mouth.

    Fine. You have high standards – one of which, apparently, is that a profit-driven organization should care about your pet. That isn’t reality, that isn’t reasonable, and you know that they aren’t going to do that. That’s your responsibility, so make your own treats that meet your high standards because no other third party will be able to in your eyes. I’m surprised you think highly enough of Wellness to do so, because I personally don’t.

    Why are we talking about China? This product was made in the US and sourced in the US.

  • Arlene

    Yikes, @Marie_the_cat:disqus I’ve purchased some Wellness products that when I opened the bag it smelled like a can of toxic paint. I have basset hounds and they’ll eat anything… they just looked at me when I tried to serve it to them with a look that said “what are we suppose to do with this stuff” I also found some metal parts in a bag once. I cook my own food now.

  • Mullinax

    I know we all make mistakes…. How about compare the crap that these dog food companies get away with vs human food production. My beef is, the laws are just too damn easy on these companies that provides dog food, treats, etc. Especially CHINA! THOSE IDIOTS NEED TO BE BANNED FROM BRINGING ANYTHING INTO THE UNITED STATES! It’s all junk anyway! Not sure about you, but I love my dog. She is part of my family, just as my kids are and her food distributors should be held to the same standards!

  • http://twitter.com/BARBARAMAZE Barbara Mazeika
  • Marie

    This product is made in the USA and is considered quite high-end, from what I’ve heard.

  • Marie

    It’s a wonder companies even bother recalling, what with all the complaints when they try to do the right thing. Oh well.

  • Joan

    Thanks for the update, Very scary with all the recalls. Glad we have someone to let us know.

  • Marie

    So you’re saying that companies need to have no errors, human or otherwise? You’re better off making your own treats because that just isn’t reasonable.

  • Marie

    These treats are made in the USA.

  • Jackie

    This is ridiculous the amount of treats and food being recalled!I am thankful for this website and these recall notices. I make sure I get USA made treats or homemade from my own kitchen.

  • Lori

    Just about all the dog food that is recalled comes from China. I only buy treats made in the USA with USA products.

  • Mullinax

    This really has gotten ridiculous, with the amount of recalls that have happened. Sure these companies are recalling the products. But obviously do not truly care about our little family members like we do. If they did, they would be more careful when choosing the ingredients for the food & treats. JMHO.
    This is exactly why my little Mayzie only gets food & treats made by Wellness! Very high quality.

  • Feathers

    Thank U so much for keeping me up on all of these horrible recalls. I feed my little ones Merrick & they love it. I hope & pray they never have a recall because I have tried almost every single dog food on the market!!!!

  • Wandas1960

    I can’t believe all the recalls lately! Time to find home made treats to make. Thank you for keeping us informed.

  • timothybeery

    Thanx for keeping us posted on the latest updates….
    I am really wondering why is this happening….what can we do to prevent this?” It is not good for our animals nor for us their keepers..
    Tim Beery 707.998.9389 :Lake County CA

  • Lauren Monsey Nagel

    Thanks for keeping us in the know!!!