600 Dog Deaths After Consuming Jerky Treats From China
October 27, 2013
Reports of illnesses in 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the United States
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the deaths of almost 600 dogs that ate jerky treats made in China. The F.D.A. said it had received reports of illnesses in 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the United States since 2007, and that 580 dogs had died from the treats, which were sold under a variety of brand names. Pet owners and veterinarians have sent in reports of kidney failure, gastrointestinal bleeding and a rare kidney disorder, the F.D.A. said. The agency is appealing to pet owners and veterinarians for more information on animals that may have gotten ill after eating the treats. Pets can experience a decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting and diarrhea, among other symptoms within hours of eating jerky tenders or strips made of chicken, duck, sweet potatoes or dried fruit.
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