FDA Asks for Help Regarding Deadly Pet Jerky Treats

The FDA is looking for help regarding a series of illnesses related to animal jerky treats.

The FDA is looking for help regarding a series of illnesses related to animal jerky treats.

More than 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have become sick after eating the treats, resulting in 580 deaths.

Most symptoms include naseua, vomitting and urinating often.

The jerky comes in different flavors including duck, chicken and beef and are made in China.

However, because there is no law forcing manufactureres to put their ingredient origin on the packaging, it's hard for consumers to know where their jerky is coming from.

"Anything from China with these jerky treats the FDA is concerned that they don't have the same regulations as we do as far as chemicals and products that can go into the foods," said Veterinarian Kaitilin Grimes.

That's why the FDA is urging people, who've seen these illnesses firsthand, to contact the agency in hopes they find a solution.

Until there is more information on the jerky, though, Grimes is recommending pet owners stay away.

"There are lots of other treats out there made from the companies by very well-respected brands, I would stick with those," said Grimes.

To contact the FDA call 855-630-2112

For more information on jerky treats click here

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