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Pig ear treats sickening people and pets

As the old saying goes, you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. But now you can’t feed those ears to your dog, either.  Health officials are warning pet owners to avoid handling, buying or feeding their dogs any pig ear treats, including ones that may already be in their homes, according to ABC affiliate WFTV.  Not only can it sicken your pets, but 143 people have been infected with the strains of salmonella from pig ear treats in 35 states, and multiple manufacturers have recalled their products. Of the 143 who became sick, 24 were children under 5, and 26 were hospitalized. Symptoms of a salmonella infection can include fever, diarrhea and stomach cramps.  Read more....

 

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