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FDA Cites 500 Dog Deaths Linked to Chinese Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

By January 17, 2013

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After years of suspicion by pet owners who claim their dogs got sick, and even died, after eating chicken jerky dog treats made with ingredients from China, the recalls are racking up. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration reports that 500 dog deaths may be linked to Chinese products.

The FDA has also gotten almost 2,700 reports of illness linked to the questionable dog treats. Although the statistics are alarming, the agency hasn't been able to make a definitive link between the treats and illness.

Canyon Creek Ranch, Waggin' Train, and Milo's Kitchen chicken jerky treats, three of the brands cited by many consumers as possibly sickening their pets, are all under a voluntary recall because samples were tainted with trace amounts of antibiotics.

Also recalled are Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Treat products and Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats. For more information on the recalls, check out my current dog product recall list.

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