The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently reported that United Pet Group of Cincinnati is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of its Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement tablets for dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The product, which was sold nationally at various retailers, comes in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label. The UPC code is 26851-01800. 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.
These products are being removed from retail stores and consumers should immediately stop feeding these supplements to their pets, according to the FDA.
Laboratory testing revealed that one Lot of the vitamin product was contaminated with Salmonella. United Health Group is recalling all unexpired Lots of the product out of “an abundance of caution,” the FDA reported.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will only have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain, according to the FDA, adding that infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
The FDA is urging pet owners who have a pet that has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms to contact their veterinarian.
Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to contact United Pet Group or the place of purchase for further direction. The company can be contacted by calling 800-645-5154 ext. 3, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT.