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Pet Jerky Treat Death Toll: 360 Dogs, 1 Cat, FDA Says


Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animalrights, sadness, killed, killing, suffering, pets, cruelty, death, dogs, cats, investigation )

Roxy
- 704 days ago - vitals.nbcnews.com
At least 360 dogs and one cat reportedly have died in the U.S. after eating chicken jerky pet treats made in China,



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rene davis (74)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 12:43 am
Gee thanks for this a friend of mine dropped some of this stuff other the other day I better check where it was produced.
 

Mm M. (448)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 12:51 am
Thank you for getttting this out there Roxy for people to take a peek. They have to be AWARE what they are feeding their Best Friend. Sometimes you learn the hardest way and that would haunt a person that loved that dog/cat for the rest of their lives.

People need to look at what you are feeding you BEST FRIEND...Frankly, I can eat anything I feed my Jessie Girl. Actualy, she does eat better than I do! No problem with me.

Thank you for the news dear Roxy! Outstanding artical ~~ AT SITE GUYS PLEASE TAKE A PEEK!
 

Roxy H. (340)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 1:07 am
ya i just bought milo's treats today, and they are on the list... so i am throwing them out geez, glad i seen this too o.0 blah, our poor pups
 

Mm M. (448)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 1:27 am
Roxy ~ caught when I WAS up and came to care to to post a couple videoa, this is such an mportant news at site...I wshl I could keep reading
 

Mm M. (448)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 1:33 am
OK Yes ~~ Tired and and sadly guys can't type..Did take a PEEK and my eyeballs won't stay over l eiough to do this. Tryinb to take care of so many things right now i ENTIRELY UPETTING!!xx

 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 2:14 am
"Food and Drug Administration officials this week issued the first summary of reports of pet deaths linked to the jerky treats in the past 18 months, along with the strongest suggestion to date that owners might want to avoid the products all together.
“The FDA is reminding pet owners that jerky pet treats are not necessary for pets to have a fully balanced diet, so eliminating them will not harm pets,” agency officials said in an online report.
At the same time, the FDA said it will begin testing treats to see whether irradiation of the products may have contributed to reports of treat-related problems ranging from diarrhea and vomiting to kidney failure, Fanconi syndrome and death.
In 2009, the Australian government halted irradiation used to sterilize cat food after reports of paralysis and other problems appeared to be linked to the process. Ninety cats were sickened, of which 30 died, according to press reports at the time."
 

John S. (300)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 2:53 am
Pet jerky? I give my boy real Biltong that we can share.
 

Roxy H. (340)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 3:08 am
thank goodness John, sigh i have a habit of buying treats, well, back to making them again ... this poison stuff has gotten real bad :(
 

naomi cohen (51)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 12:45 pm
thank you for alerting everyone to this. i do not have a dog, but it is devastating all the same.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 2:39 pm
Noted and Thnx Roxy :-0 ..
 

Steve S. (67)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 2:51 pm
ouch, wonder if we should petition to get that milo treat commercial taken off the air? its misleading
 

valda p. (13)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 3:42 pm
As I wouldn't -and-don't -buy and eat food manufactured and grown in any Asian countries -especially China -I most certainly would not be giving it to my very loved cats and dogs,money and -trade -talks.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 11:02 pm
Thank you Roxy for alerting us. I will check all my treats!
 

Veronique L. (213)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 1:04 am
Unbelievable!
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 1:16 am
Thank you
 

Evelyn W. (15)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 3:19 am
So many people " believe what they see on tv ads". Thank-you for posting.,hopefully people will start to learn to do research about everything that they give to their 4 legged kids.
 

Lourdes Acevedo (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 4:50 am
thanks for the info!!
 

Kay M. (351)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 6:22 am
sadly noted.
 

Harshiita Sharma (139)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 6:40 am
So sad!
 

aj E. (164)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:38 am
can't trust anything anymore.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday September 17, 2012, 1:41 am
Right on, Elaine A!
 

Leen Kel (31)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 12:45 am
Noted & thanks.
 

iveta cer (71)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 10:30 am
I will never buy treats again for my dog made in china. I bought Waggin train in costco not chicken but duck and i am going to returned. I love my dog and cat i dont want them to die ! I dont understand why they still selling them !
 

federico bortoletto (33)
Friday September 21, 2012, 9:59 am
Notato e grazie per le informazioni.
 
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