INDIANAPOLIS — The treats you’re feeding your dog could make you sick.
The Center for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats.
Forty-five people in 13 states have fallen ill since November, including three people from Indiana.
A majority of those infected told the CDC they came in contact with a dog before getting sick.
Separately, 17 of 24 people interviewed by the CDC said they’d handled the treats or been in contact with a dog fed those treats.
A common supplier of the tainted treats hasn’t been found, but pet store chain PetSupplies Plus has recalled its pig ear treats as a precaution. The recalled treats were sold in bulk and not pre-packaged.
The CDC and FDA are still investigating.
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