The FDA has No Idea Why Jerky Treats Are Killing Hundreds of Dogs
About 500 dogs and nine cats died from the Chinese treats as of January.
But in spite of running more than 1,000 tests and visiting multiple manufacturers, the FDA still isn’t sure what it is in the chicken, duck, and sweet potato jerky that is making the animals sick. “To date, testing for contaminants in jerky treats has not revealed a cause for the illnesses,” said deputy director for the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine Martine Hartogensis.
Nestle Purina PetCare Co. and Milo’s Kitchen withdrew some of its popular dog treats in January after New York state agricultural official found potential antibiotics contamination. Maybe stick to making your own dog treats for now.
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- Jerky treats recall: FDA seeks help in mystery deaths of 580 dogs and cats (csmonitor.com)
- FDA seeks pet owner help on dangerous jerky treats (news.yahoo.com)
- Tainted dog jerky treats linked to hundreds of pet deaths: FDA (nydailynews.com)
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