a victim of salmonella poisoning?
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26, 5:35 AM
by Sandy Weaver Carman, Atlanta Dogs
Is a dog now a victim of the salmonella outbreak?
is suspected in the death of an elderly dog here in Georgia, as the search continues for just how
the intestinal bacteria got into peanut products from a Georgia
Atlantan Bert Kanist is heartbroken
and just wants answers. He fears he poisoned his dog with Austin brand peanut butter crackers two
days before they were recalled.
Like some other pet
owners, he gave his dogs human food as treats, and
his dog Ozzie loved peanut butter crackers. He ate two packages of them,
became ill the next day, and succumbed to the illness within 24 hours. Mr. Kanist's other dog, Snickers, didn't eat any of the
peanut butter crackers, and seems fine except she's missing her buddy.
Now Mr. Kanist reports that he's getting the run-around from both
government agencies and from Kellogs, the owner of Austin brands. Because
his dog's body was cremated, a necropsy can't be performed, but testing for
the presence of salmonella is being done on peanut butter crackers from the
same case as the one the suspect crackers were from.