Atlanta dog a victim of salmonella poisoning?

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January 26, 5:35 AM

by Sandy Weaver Carman, Atlanta Dogs Examiner

Is a dog now a victim of the salmonella outbreak?

Salmonella 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 processing plant.

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.



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