Recall: Pet Jerky Treats!
Finally, a recall on pet jerky treats! We’ve talked about this for a couple of years now. There were some dog treats that were under suspicion, due to pet deaths, but never a recall by the FDA.
Well now they have finally recalled those treats – after 600 pet deaths – wow! That sure was sloooow!
In January, the FDA reported that 500 animals had been killed from the jerky treats and 3,200 sickened. The rate of deaths has fallen sharply thanks to a jerky treats recall from two of the largest sellers.
The initial report prompted jerky treats recalls from several brands, including Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch treats made by Nestle Purina PetCare Co. and Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats from Del Monte Corp.
The treats are jerky type treats, so, if you have ANY jerky type treats I would get rid of them – they say the illness is violent and quick after the dogs eat them. They are looking at treats from China. I remember in the beginning it was just the chicken ones they were worried about, but, now they have expanded it to other types.
The FDA has also put out a fact sheet for pet owners to make them more aware of the risks.
The jerky treats recall is expected to remain in effect until FDA officials can find the source of the problem.