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May 20th, 2014
04:12 PM ET

FDA: Toxic jerky treats linked to 1,000 dog deaths

(CNN)–The FDA has issued a new health warning about jerky pet treats imported from China that are making dogs sick.

The agency has reported about 1,800 new cases of pet illnesses since the last warning in October.
The FDA said the majority of the jerky treats were from China with flavors that include chicken, duck and sweet potato.

In all, the agency reports a total of about 4,800 complaints and 1,000 dog deaths related to the treats.
The FDA said it is continuing its investigation to find out what exactly is causing the illnesses.


Filed under: Animals • China
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  1. Marilyn Zanelli

    please add dental treats to this tragedy. My dog ingested 5 and overnight has become blind, disabled, disoriented from something that is avoidable. She had an allergic reaction with an autoimmune response. I have posted some pictures and video on my facebook page

    August 16, 2014 at 11:43 pm | Reply
  2. mark

    Never stated the name of the jerky treats that are tainted????!!!!! or am i missing something

    May 20, 2014 at 11:58 pm | Reply

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