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Pig Ear Dog Treat Lawsuit

Pig Ear Dog Treat Lawsuit

In July 2019, pig ear dog treats were linked to an antibiotic-resistant outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened at least 45 people in 13 states.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting pig ear dog treat induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Pig Ear Dog Treats Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

July 2019 — The CDC is warning about an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.

Pet Supplies Plus Recalls Pig Ear Dog Treats

On July 3, Pets Supplies Plus recalled bulk pig ear products due to a potential risk of Salmonella contamination. The pig ears were stocked in open bins. Pre-packaged pig ears are not included in the recall.

The products were sold in 33 states, including AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI and WV.

How Many People Are Sick?

At least 45 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella in 13 states, including 12 people who were hospitalized, between November 2018 and June 2019. No deaths have been reported.

Where Were Illnesses Reported?

Illnesses have been reported in 13 states, including: California (1), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa (12), Kansas (3), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (7), Missouri (3), New York (6), North Dakota (1), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (1), and Wisconsin (1).

Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella

Tests on the Salmonella strain show that it is resistant to several types of antibiotics. Infections with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella may be difficult to treat with commonly recommended antibiotics, and may require a different antibiotic.

Does My Dog Have Salmonella?

Dogs can have a Salmonella infection without looking sick. However, dogs usually have diarrhea that may contain blood or mucus. Infected dogs may seem more tired than usual, and may have a fever or vomit.

Outbreak Investigation

Health officials in Michigan gathered pig ear dog treats at stores where sick people reported buying the products. They sampled pig ears for Salmonella and several tested positive. Investigators are checking to see if any human illnesses are linked to those products.

How to Avoid Salmonella from Dog Treats

Here are a few tips to avoid Salmonella infections from dog treats and food:

  • Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water right after handling pet food or treats, including pig ears.
  • Don’t let your pet lick your mouth, face, open wounds or areas with broken skin after it eats pet food or treats.
  • Children younger than 5 years old should not touch or eat pet food or treats.
  • Don’t use your pet’s feeding bowl to scoop food. Use a clean, dedicated scoop, spoon, or cup.

Do I have a Salmonella Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting pig ear dog treat induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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