Arthritis Pet Supplement Recall:Cetyl-M for Dogs

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April 14, 2010 – A pet product used to relieve dog arthritis pain has been recalled by the FDA due to possible Salmonella bacterial contamination. The Cetyl M dog arthritis product is made by Response Products in Los Vegas, Nevada.

The recall is for Cetyl M for Dogs, lot numbers 1210903 and 0128010.

People handling CetylM are at risk of becoming infected with Salmonella, bacteria especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after touching this product.  Healthy people infected with Salmonella should be aware of potential signs, which can include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Should any of these signs exist, contact your physician.

Pets with Salmonella infections are often lethargic and may have diarrhea with or without blood, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and subsequently infect other pets and people. If your pet has consumed any of the recalled CetylM and/or has any of these signs, contact your vet.

Cetyl M is used for for Dog Arthritis and was distributed nationally through pet retail stores, veterinarians and online pet retailers.

The above-referenced lots of Cetyl M for Dogs were distributed in either a 120-count bottle (shipped between January 8, 2010 and April 2, 2010) or a 360-count bottle (shipped between February 11, 2010 and April 2, 2010).

Affected lot numbers of recalled CetylM are as follows: #1210903 and 0128010. The lot number can be found directly above the bar code on the label.  This product is in tablet-form, about the size of a dime and is a light brown color.

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7 Responses to “Arthritis Pet Supplement Recall:Cetyl-M for Dogs”

  1. Becky Says:

    Being a concerned customer and knowing that I love my beautiful dog, I just wanted to mention that I am currently using a product called Dr. Carol’s Hip & Joint Support as an alternative to recalled CetylM. It has superior ingredients and contains Hyaluronic Acid and my dog is doing much better on this than he was when I gave him the other pet arthritis product.

  2. Cheryl & Mike O. Says:

    Dear Dr Carol,

    Its only been a few weeks and before we spoke to you we were ready to give up hope of helping Bently’s arthritis. In case you don’t remember, Bently is our beloved 13 year old Lab, and he is doing so much better. We started the PAAWS and Hip product about a month ago and have stopped the Rimadyl.

    Even though it’s only been a short time, we can hardly believe how well he is doing. Now Bently can almost run.. like a trot and he plays with Harriet, our other dog. He even started following me around the house again like he used to and he hasn’t done that for years.

    We will keep him on your products forever!

    Thank you again,
    Mike, Cheryl & Bently

  3. Halle S Says:

    I was trying currently to find a advantageous skin care solution for my dog and PAAWS is amazing.
    Thank you for a GREAT product!

  4. Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM Says:

    Hi Halle
    I am so glad your dog is doing better! Please keep me posted
    Thank you
    DR Carol

  5. Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM Says:

    Hi Cheryl & Mike,

    How nice to hear back from you.

    It sounds like Bently is beginning to enjoy life again.

    His mobility will continue to improve over the next 4-6 months, now that you have seen the initial signs of improvement.

    Keep up your great work!

    Thank you for keeping in touch.

    Dr Carol

  6. Johnson Says:

    I have gone through every word you have printed here. It gives me a good perspective in a lot of subjects now.

  7. Hermine Skrobacki Says:

    I just read this article and wished to give you thanks personally. Clear and to the point!

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