FDA Warns Dogs to Avoid Chicken Jerky

Time to pull back those chicken jerky strips! The article is saying they don't know where the tainted jerky comes from but I bet we...

Joy  |  Sep 27th 2007


Time to pull back those chicken jerky strips! The article is saying they don’t know where the tainted jerky comes from but I bet we can guess…

Thanks to Scientific American for this warning.

FDA warns chicken jerky may make dogs sick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chicken jerky products for dogs may be making some pets ill, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Wednesday.

The FDA has received more than 70 complaints about close to 100 dogs who became ill or died and are believed to have eaten chicken jerky products, the agency said in a statement.

Although the FDA has conducted chemical and microbial testing, the agency said it has not been able to identify any contaminant or a definitive cause for the reported illnesses.

Preliminary information the agency received from Banfield, The Pet Hospital, an Oregon-based hospital group, suggested a connection between exposure to the jerky, also known as chicken tenders, strips or treats, and gastrointestinal illness.

Dogs that have become sick typically showed some of these signs: decreased eating, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, increased water consumption and/or increased urination.

It was unclear where the treats were made.

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