FDA investigating dangers of jerky pet treats after 600 pets die from contamination

Approximately 600 pets have died from the contaminated treats, and the FDA is looking into what in the treat is responsible.

Approximately 600 pets have died from the contaminated treats, and the FDA is looking into what in the treat is responsible. (10/23/13)

EDISON - The FDA is investigating the potential dangers of jerky pet treats after 3,600 dogs and 10 cats were sickened in the U.S. since 2007.

Approximately 600 pets have died from the contaminated treats, and the FDA is looking into what in the treat is responsible.

Vets at Raritan Animal Hospital are advising pet owners to consider choosing other snacks until the FDA concludes its investigation.

"I'd probably stay away from chicken jerky treats no matter where they are made," says Dr. Chris Laffoon. "Even those made in U.S. The companies don't have to cite where components are coming from."

Laffoon suggests using online recipes to make the treats at home.
 

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