The Ohio company says it took the action “out of an abundance of caution” after one lot of the product tested positive for salmonella, according to Consumeraffairs.com.
The recalled vitamins — sold in retail stores nationwide — come in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label and have a UPC of 26851-01800. All bottles with expiration dates on or before “06/13” are included in the recall.
Consumers with pets that consumed the recalled vitamins and have symptoms should contact their veterinarians.
United Pet Group said consumers should immediately stop giving their dogs the recalled vitamins. For more information about the recall, pet owners can contact the company at 1-800-645-5154, extension 3.
Posted by John Woestendiek June 24th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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A suburban Cincinnati woman whose dog was seized by a local SPCA and listed as belonging to a locally banned breed has sued the SPCA over the dog’s subsequent death.
Officials took Paulette Evans’ bulldog to the local SPCA last summer when it escaped and a neighbor called authorities. She was charged with keeping a vicious dog and related crimes. Both Evans, 54, and her veterinarian, say the SPCA misidentified the dog’s breed.
The SPCA said the dog died of a virus, but Evans says she doubts that because her dog had been vaccinated against the virus. The SPCA denies any wrongdoing.
Her lawsuit filed in Hamilton County seeks $25,000 in damages, according to the Associated Press, which reported that a city task force is reevaluating the pit bull ban because of difficulty in identifying the breed.
The charges against Evans were dropped after her dog died.
Posted by John Woestendiek February 25th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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