Pro-Pet dog vitamin tablets recalled

June 23, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Pro-Pet-brand adult daily vitamin supplement tablets for dogs because of possible contamination.

The FDA said the United Pet Group of Cincinnati initiated the voluntary recall of all unexpired lots of the tablets due to possible salmonella contamination.

The recalled product was sold nationally in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label. Laboratory testing indicated only one lot was contaminated with salmonella bacteria, but the company said it was recalling all unexpired lots of the product "out of an abundance of caution."

Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting, the FDA said. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals and humans.

Consumers can contact the company for additional information at 800-645-5154, Extension 3.

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