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Killer Dog Treats

By October 24, 2013

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Killer Dog Treats The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not yet issued a notice to stop the sale of dog treats that have possibly led to over 600 cases of death and over 3600 incidents of illness. The FDA has yet to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem although dog owners have been complaining about the problem since 2007. The FDA has issued a notice on its website saying, "most of the jerky treats implicated have been made in China". Unfortunately, that is not much help to dog owners, as manufacturers do not have to specify the country of origin on its packaging.

The food supply is a problem that seems to be getting worse while the regulations that are in place to protect the population and its pets appear to be getting weaker. Manufacturers want to increase profits and if that means using suppliers in countries with less than optimal regulations and sanitation, then they will, as long as the FDA approves. Many of the dog treats tested contain unapproved antibiotics; whatever that means it can't be good. If your dog does get sick after eating jerky treats, the FDA says you can file a report with them, but it won't stop another dog getting sick until something concrete is done about the problem.

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