Consumer Alert: Pet Jerky Treats Could Make Your Animal Sick
Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received numerous reports from consumers and veterinarians about thousands of dogs and cats getting sick from jerky treats. The FDA would like to hear from you if your pet has also experience illness because of a jerky treat.
According to the FDA:
To date, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has conducted more than 1,200 tests, visited jerky pet treat manufacturers in China and collaborated with colleagues in academia, industry, state labs and foreign governments. Yet the exact cause of the illnesses remains elusive.
Minor symptoms of the sickness caused by the treats include increased water consumption and/or increased urination. Extreme cases have lead to kidney failure and gastrointestinal bleeding. Although some jerky treats were removed from the market in January 2013, there are still others on the market. The FDA urges pet owners to be cautious before feeding jerky treats to their pets.
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