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Pet treats recalled because of possible salmonella contamination

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Cubed versions of Roo Bites are being recalled because they may be contaminated with salmonella. (Photo: Jump Your Bones, Inc.)

Cubed versions of Roo Bites are being recalled because they may be contaminated with salmonella. (Photo: Jump Your Bones, Inc.)

(PIX11) – Pet treats are being recalled because they could be contaminated with salmonella, officials said this week.

A Florida-based company is voluntarily recalling the Jump Your Bones brand Roo Bites (Cubes) sold nationwide.

The treats affected by the recall are marked with the UPC code 63633010041for 80 g./2.82oz. bags, including samples of .32 oz. They were distributed to retail pet food stores nationwide.

Salmonella can sicken pets who eat the food and their owners who handle the food. No pets or humans have reported getting sick from the latest recall, the company said.

Symptoms of salmonella infection in pets include lethargy, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will experience less severe symptoms, including decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

The symptoms are similar in humans sickened by the bacterium.

Even if a pet doesn’t show symptoms, it can still be a carrier, able to infect other animals and humans.

Customers are urged to stop feeding their pets the recalled treats, throw the food away, or return the leftover food to where they bought it for a full refund.

Questions can be directed to Jump Your Bones, Inc. at 888-249-6755.