Good n Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks recalled for potential Salmonella contamination

If you have recently purchased Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Stix from a Dollar General or Dollar Tree store, do not give them to your dog and do not take the sticks out of the package. Salix Animal Health is voluntarily recalling one lot of the product that may have been contaminated with Salmonella potentially affecting both dogs that eat the sticks and humans who handle the sticks.

Although no reports of illness in pets or people have been reported, the affected packages should be disposed of properly.

Good 'n; Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks

Recall specifics

The recalled packages are 2.8 ounce bags of Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks that were distributed in only Dollar General or Dollar Tree stores.

To determine if you purchased the recalled product, look at the lot code and expiration date on the product package. The bags are stamped on the backside with lot #AO15010 and the expiration date of 03/2018. The UPC code on the bag is 0 91093 82247 1.

Disposing of the recalled packages

Leave the sticks in the package and either dispose of the product in the trash or return it for a full refund. For information on returning the product, contact Salix’s consumer affairs team at 1-800-338-4896, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Affects of Salmonella on dogs

Dogs and other pets that have been infected with Salmonella may have the following symptoms:

  • Lethargy
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain

Not all dogs that have been infected with Salmonella will have these symptoms, but they could be carriers of the bacteria and infect other pets or humans. If your dog has consumed Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks and has any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Affects of Salmonella on humans

Salmonella can infect anyone, but the elderly, those who are pregnant, and the very young are most vulnerable to the bacteria. People infected with Salmonella may have the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

According the FDA, Salmonella can also result in more serious problems, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms, but this is rare.

If you have handled Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks and exhibit any of the symptoms of Salmonella, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Customers with additional questions about the recall can call Salix’s consumer affairs team at the number listed above.

The information presented on this web site is not intended to take the place of your family veterinarian’s advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Discuss this information with your own veterinarian to determine what is right for your pet. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. We can not and do not give you medical advice via this blog. The information contained in this online site and emails is presented in summary form only and intended to provide broad understanding and knowledge. The information should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or advice of your veterinarian. We do not recommend the self-management of your pet’s health problems.

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