Pro-Pet Recalls Canine Vitamin Supplement

United Pet Group has issued a voluntary recall of one brand of it's vitamin supplement products, citing a potential risk of Salmonella contamination.

Laboratory testing has revealed that one lost of United Pet Group’s Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement tablets for dogs was contaminated with Salmonella. As a cautionary measure, the company is recalling all unexpired lots of this product. The Food and Drug Administration has been notified of the problem.

The affected product was sold nationally at various retailers and comes in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label, and UPC code 26851-01800. These products are being removed from retail stores and consumers should immediately stop feeding these supplements to their pets. The affected products are those with expiration dates on or before "06/13". The expiration date can be found imprinted vertically on the right side of the product label. Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to contact United Pet Group or the place of purchase for further direction. Consumers may contact United Pet Group at 1-800-645-5154 ext. 3, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.

Salmonella can cause serious infections in dogs. Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Animals can be carriers with no visible symptoms and can potentially infect other animals of humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms you should contact your veterinarian.

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