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Pet Food Warning: Beware Pet Treats from China

Treats recalled after hearing more than 3,600 complaints of dogs and cats becoming sick.

Pet treats made in China have been recalled. Credit: chicagonow.com
Pet treats made in China have been recalled. Credit: chicagonow.com
The Medfield Animal Shelter reminds pet owners to check packages carefully and to not buy any pet treats made in China which have been linked to recent pet deaths. 

According to GlobalAnimal.com, the FDA’s investigation into chicken, duck, and sweet potatoes jerky treats and chew treats, including rawhide, for dogs from China has yet to give consumers an answer to why their dogs are sick.  Pet food brands such as Purina, Publix, Del Monte, Costco and other brands of pet treats are voluntarily recalling their treats, though the FDA still doesn’t know why the dog treats are causing pets to get sick. The government agency has reportedly received more than 3,600 complaints of dogs and cats becoming sick, particularly gastrointestinal illnesses. The FDA has issued a warning for all pet food treats made in China. But pet guardians should be aware that pet food manufacturers are not required to list the country of origin for each ingredient used in their pet products.

For a list of pet foods recently recalled, click HERE.

The Medfield Animal Shelter suggests making chicken jerky treats at home. For recipes, click HERE.

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