Pet owners getting sick from salmonella in pet food

November 3, 2011 6:47:12 PM PDT
The government is racing to determine just how much salmonella is contaminating pet food making owners sick.

Dogs and cats are not getting sick from the salmonella; the owners are, after feeding their pets contaminated food.

Health experts say owners should wash their hands thoroughly after handling pet food, and do not put your pets food bowl on the counter or in the kitchen sink.

At least 70 people have gotten sick from salmonella tainted pet food.