Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dog Owners Beware!

If you give your dog (or cat, in some cases) jerky treats, you'll want to read this: The FDA has been actively investigating consumer complaints about jerky pet treats causing illness in dogs and in some cats. As of Sept. 24, 2013, over 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have reportedly become ill from eating jerky pet treats. The scary part is that because pet treats aren't subject to the same scrutiny human foods are, no one knows for sure which brands may contain an ingredient that's making the pooches sick, or even what the suspicious ingredient may be! According to the FDA, "The treats are sold as jerky tenders or strips and are made with chicken, duck, sweet potato, dried fruit, and in combinations of these ingredients." Read the full bulletin from the FDA here.

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