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People in Canada are throwing out dog treats after link to salmonella outbreak

People in Canada are throwing away dog treats after health officials warned of a salmonella outbreak linked to the tiny treats.

Yes, that's right; dog treats are the new red onions.

On Tuesday, the Public Health of Agency issued a notice warning dog owners not to feed their pets the Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats.

The treats are are sold at Canadian Tire and Save-On-Foods locations across the country.

So far, eight people have become sick with salmonella after handling the dog treats: five in British Columbia, two in Alberta, and one in Yukon.

The Public Health Agency is also reporting one death linked to the salmonella outbreak.

"Although products are no longer available for purchase in stores, they may still be in consumer homes," the agency said. "Given this, do not feed your dog any Paws Up! or Western Family brand pig ear dog treats."

People who experience symptoms such as fever, chills, diarrhea, or a headache should contact their health care provider if they suspect they have a Salmonella infection.

Lead photo by

James Lacy

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