Kasel Associated Industries, of Denver, has recalled its Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats.  These treats may be contaminated with Salmonella.  This can result in your pets getting sick.  You are also at risk of getting Salmonella poisoning, especially if you didn’t wash your hands soon after handling these products.  The harmful side effects for you and your pets include:

“Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these symptoms after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian.”

You can read the full press release at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm322471.htm.