On December 24th authorities at Backworthies, the popular brand manufacturing dog chews, issued a recall for a select lot of their Chicken Vittles due to suspicion of salmonella contamination. Animals consuming the product are at a high risk of infection and even humans handling the product have chances of getting infected, especially if the hands are not thoroughly washed after handling the product.
Infected pets show symptoms like decreased appetite, abdominal pain, lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. If you think your pet might be infected with salmonella, then you should immediately visit a veterinarian. Distribution of the recalled product took place on 6th of May, 2014. You can easily identify the lot code of the product by checking the side of the pouch. According to the tests done by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, salmonella contamination is present only in a single lot. No other product in the lot is affected by it.