FDA Recalls One Lot of Nylabone Puppy Chew Toys



The FDA issued a recall against famous dog toy manufacturer Nylabone for one lot of their popular puppy chew toys due to a risk of Salmonella.


The package being recalled is the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit, which includes 3 different chewing bones. Only one lot of the chews is being recalled:

Lot No. 21935 exp. 3/22/2018

To find the lot number, look on the back of the package (see image above).If you are in possession of toys that belong to the aforementioned lot, dispose of them right away. If your pet has come into contact with the toys, please contact your veterinarian right away.

Why: Salmonella is a very serious bacterial infection that attacks weak cells in the sufferer. Patients with Salmonella often exhibit the following symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Blood in stool
Although it is most commonly contracted from eating raw or under cooked meat, it can live on surfaces that have come into contact with the bacteria (like a dog toy).Threat Level: Low. Since it is only one lot of the product, the contamination is fairly low in its scope, and has been contained quickly. That said, if you have any Nylabone Puppy Chews in your home, it may be best to play it safe and dispose of them.What Can I Do?: Check the packaging. If you donโ€™t have the packaging, play it safe, assume that it is contaminated, and dispose of it accordingly. Contact your vet and tell them about your concerns.Some Alternate Toys: If you do end up having to throw away some toys because of the recall, these are some similar chew toys that are not at risk of being contaminated.
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