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hi all, here is the latest on those damn chicken jerky treats: (i can’t believe people are still feeding them and stores are still selling them.)
Preliminary Animal Health Notification
December 19, 2008
FDA Continues To Receive Complaints about Chicken Jerky Products for Dogs and Cautions Consumers
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to caution consumers of a potential association between the development of illness in dogs and the consumption of chicken jerky products also described as chicken tenders, strips or treats. FDA continues to receive complaints of dogs experiencing illness that their owners or veterinarians associate with consumption of chicken jerky products. The chicken jerky products are imported to the U.S. from China. FDA issued a cautionary warning to consumers in September 2007…..
as long time readers of this blog know, i lost a dog friend to kidney disease due to these jerky treats. mindy, buzzybeegirl’s dog.
we at cody bear’s friends strongly recommend you
1. feed your dog high quality american made food. (unless you’re not in america. that would just be silly.)
2. strongly research your dog’s food and treats. the ingredients and the manufacturing methods and company history.
3. develop a relationship with your vet. this will help you get truthful and beneficial food info. in a pinch, a vet that knows you’re a good client will usually bend over backwards to fit you in in the event of an emergency.
4. exercise your dog regularly so that they are in top health. that way if they do get their choppers on something tainted their body will be equipped to handle it.
thanks to laurie s. for forwarding the update to me.
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