From an AP report (via KRON4): “The Food and Drug Administration is trying to solve a stubborn mystery surrounding the deaths of almost 600 dogs that ate jerky treats, and officials are hoping pet owners and veterinarians can help them figure out what exactly may be causing the illnesses.
“The problem appears to be tied to dog pet treats made in China, the FDA said, though investigators haven’t yet found a certain cause. The FDA says it has received reports of illnesses in 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the United States since 2007, and 580 dogs died. The pet treats were sold under a wide variety of brand names.”
KRON4 stopped by VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists yesterday to speak with internal medicine specialist Dr. Alan Stewart on the problem. Watch the video below to learn more:
As always, we encourage you to be aware of your pet’s health and symptoms at all times to ensure their safety. Contact your animal companion’s primary care veterinarian or VCA SFVS (415-401-9200) if you have any questions or concerns.
Learn more: FDA Warns Pet Owners of Dangerous Jerky Treats