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#1 Hum

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 19:59

Federal health officials are warning pet owners to be cautious about feeding their dogs jerky treats as they continue to investigate a treat-related illnesses that has left nearly 600 dogs dead and sickened more than 3,000 others.

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an alert to consumers about the illnesses and deaths tied to jerky treats from China. Officials say the exact cause of the illnesses remains unknown.

"This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we've encountered," Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine, said in a statement. "Our beloved four-legged companions deserve our best effort, and we are giving it."

The agency has received reports from pet owners and veterinarians about jerky pet treat-related illnesses affecting 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the U.S. since 2007. Approximately 580 of those pets have died, according to a news release.

The FDA noted a decrease in reports of illnesses earlier this year after a number of pet jerky treats were pulled from the market. Officials say the number of reports may have declined because fewer jerky treats were available to consumers.

Symptoms observed within hours of eating the treats include decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased activity, increased water consumption and increased urination, the agency said. Severe cases have involved kidney failure and gastrointestinal bleeding, the FDA said.

The agency urges owners of pets showing symptoms to consult a veterinarian and save any remaining treats and treat packaging for possible testing.

"Our fervent hope as animal lovers is that we will soon find the cause of—and put a stop to—these illnesses," Dunham said.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 23:42

 

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an alert to consumers about the illnesses and deaths tied to jerky treats from China.

 

From China? No freaking wonder.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 23:44

From China? No freaking wonder.

 

Plenty of meat for their takeaways?



#4 Growled

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 00:34

Plenty of meat for their takeaways?

 

Plus China doesn't have near as strenuous laws regarding safety, and we allow their products into our country with almost no restrictions.  



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:38

From China? No freaking wonder.

I have no idea why treats would need to be made in China -- unless they are made from people.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 15:58

I have no idea why treats would need to be made in China -- unless they are made from people.

 

Everything has to be cheaper and most believe it is cheaper if it comes from China, I suppose.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:57

I believe my dog died when they had a dog food recall after some dogs died and my dog died around the same time as the recall. China needs to get their act together.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 13:03

its communism products



#9 Shiranui

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 13:07

I have no idea why treats would need to be made in China -- unless they are made from people.


Shh..

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 00:25

I just visited a dollar store on Friday.  Sure enuff, they had jerky treats made in China. :|





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