You may be killing your dog and there are companies out there, selling you the weapons under the guise of “healthy” treats.
Watch/read this segment on the popular consumer protection program, Market Place, in the meantime, stop feeding your dog treats unless you know EXACTLY where they are manufactured. The companies are aware of the problem but refuse to do anything about it. This is not a problem unique to Canada – the sickness and death of dogs tied to the ingestion of these Jerky Treats are all over – including the U.S.A and the U.K.
Here’s what the FDA has to say:
Why did FDA issue a cautionary update in November 2011?
In 2011, FDA saw an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China.
FDA previously issued a cautionary warning regarding chicken jerky products to consumers in September 2007 and a Preliminary Animal Health Notification in December of 2008. The number of complaints being received dropped off during the latter part of 2009 and most of 2010. However in 2011, FDA once again started seeing the number of complaints rise to the levels of concern that prompted release of our earlier warnings.
Since the issuance of the CVM Update on November 18, 2011, the agency has received numerous additional complaints regarding chicken jerky products.
Many Jerky Treats for dogs are manufactured in China and the dogs are dying.