The Associated Press has reported that dog chews marketed by T.W. Enterprises of Ferndale, Washington have been recalled because they may be contaminated with salmonella. People who handle the treats can become infected, especially if they haven’t thoroughly washed their hands after having touched the chews.
Otherwise healthy people who become infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping or fever. Some rare cases of salmonella can result in more serious ailments including bacterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms.
Pets infected with salmonella may be lethargic and have diarrhea, fever or vomiting. Some pets will only have decreased appetites, fever and abdominal pain.