Almost 4,000 dog illnesses have been linked to jerky treats made in China. Some retailers are still selling the products, even though almost 600 dogs have died as a result of the ‘treats’. Despite extensive testing, the FDA has yet to link a compound (cause of the poisonings) to the illnesses.
- gastrointestinal illness
- kidney disease
- skin irritation
Although chicken is the most common ingredient, some also contain duck, sweet potatoes, yams and dried fruits.
The best treatment is prevention, so make your own treats or use Cheerios (oat based food), dried peas, kibble …the options are endless!