Dog chews sold under the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit brand are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination, with a potential risk to humans. The Neptune, NJ-based TFH Publications Inc./Nylabone Products issued the recall on April 22. “Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products,” the recall notice said. No illnesses have yet been associated with the dog chew recall. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection in humans include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Salmonella infection can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Anyone exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Anyone with a pet with such symptoms should contact a veterinarian, especially if the animal consumed the recalled product. The recalled Puppy Starter Kit consists of one lot of dog chews that were distributed nationwide, to Canada, and through one domestic online mail order facility. The product comes in a 1.69-oz. package marked with Lot #21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, located on the back of the package, and with an expiration date of 3/22/18, also stamped on the back of the package. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of 1.69-oz. packages of the Puppy Starter Kit.