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Georgia company recalling pet treats

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A Georgia-based company is recalling some packages of dog treats due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

Bailey's Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Ga., said it is recalling packages of chicken treats in various sizes marked with lot number #132881 and expiration date Feb. 2014, along with five-ounce bags of chicken jerky with a lot number of "Jun 5 2013."

Inspectors from the Georgia Department of Agriculture are in the process of checking retail stores and warehouses to ensure the recalled products have been removed from sale.

The Department of Agriculture said in a press release that dogs that have become infected by consuming treats contaminated with Salmonella may experience fever, lethargy, diarrhea or mucus in stool, vomiting, dehydration, weight loss or rapid heart rate. Pets experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately. This bacterial disease is zoonotic, meaning it can be transmitted to humans.

No illnesses have been reported, according to the statement.

Anyone who bought the treats should immediately discard them. Bailey's Choice Dog Treats LLC will provide a full refund and can be reached at 770-881-0526, thomdo4570@gmail.com or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com.

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