Pig Ear Dog Treats Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

Pig ears recall
Pig ears recall

Three brands of pig ear dog treats have been recalled because they may be contaminated with salmonella, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Earlier this month, Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc. recalled its Pig Ears for Pet Treats because of possible salmonella contamination. The FDA linked that recall to the two new recalls.

In the latest recalls, the FDA said Diggers Natural Treat Pig Ear pet treats distributed by Boss Pet Products Inc. between November 2010 and April 2011 could be contaminated with salmonella -- with a report of a dog in Missouri being sickened with salmonella. Pets with an infection may be lethargic and have diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will only have a smaller appetite, fever and abdominal pain. (Pets who act healthy can still be carriers and pass the salmonella on to other animals and people.)