Troubleshooter: Pet vitamin recall

July 28, 2010 5:47:15 PM PDT
Janet Graffagnino's three dogs are like children to her and she's been giving them vitamin supplements since they were puppies.

But she recently had a scare when a long list of Pro-Pet and Excel brand products for dogs and cats were voluntarily recalled by manufacturer United Pet Group because of the possibility of salmonella contamination.

She said she went shopping for the vitamins several times and couldn't find them on store shelves, but there was no sign announcing the recall.

"It upset me a lot because I could have made my dog sick and that would have killed me," she said. "Recalls for human Tylenols or any other medicine or food or even the dog food items have signs there. But for this, there was nothing."

Graffagnino says she only learned about the problem after going online to try and buy the products and instead found information about the recall.

Now, she's hoping her voice protects other pets from the recalled products.

Graffagnino says she did hear from a rep from United Pet Group when she reached out to them, who informed her she could take her unused vitamins back to the store she bought them for a refund.

For more information about the recall, go to http://www.propetrecall.com/

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