Chicken Jerky for Dogs ( from China ) – FDA Warning

Chicken Jerky Dog Treats - FDA WARNINGChicken Jerky for Dogs  ( from China ) – FDA Warning

On November 18, 2011 the FDA put out a warning for pet owners that chicken jerky products for dogs may be associated with illness. The jerky treats also include chicken tenders, strips or treats. The products associated with the dog illnesses have been imported from China.

Please watch for these symptoms – they will occur with hours to days of feeding the products:

  • Decreased Appetite
  • Decreased Activity
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea – sometimes with blood
  • increased water consumption
  • and or / increased urination

If your dog shows any of these signs – please stop feeding the chicken jerky product and contact your veterinarian. The complications from the contamination may leave your dog’s kidney damaged permanently if not treated immediately.

Please take your pet to urgent/emergency care- especially if the symptoms persist for more than 24 hours or become severe.

The contaminated product is linked to kidney failure. A urine test conducted by your Vet will show increased glucose levels, which is an indication of Fanconi Syndrome, that is linked to stress from the kidney.

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We believe the FDA warning is worded to mildly.

Please check your product labels and if you suspect any problems, do not feed your dog these food snacks.

Petite Pet Pills also urges you to contact the store you bought your treats from and the manufacturer.  The Dog and Cat food industry must look out for your pet’s health. You and your pet should not suffer because someone wanted to make a profit.

Please post here if you have any products you think might be contaminated. It’s Important to get the word out!

Here is the full warning from the FDA :

And if you would like to read more- look at:

Poisoned Pet blog – Dog Treats

Another article from a news station notes that the problem has been ongoing since 2007.

Channel 33 News Florida – FDA WARNING – Chicken Jerky Treats Suspect Since 2007

To Get an idea of the manufacturers that might be involved and to know in advance if you have these products please read here ( people were posting in the comments )  Gluten is often an imported product and is used in pet food as a filler. The rest of the ingredients can be claimed as USA manufacturing. In all the notices we came across – no one has named products openly. No recall has been conducted.

US Dogs Die from Chicken Jerky Treats from China

Please send this information to as many people as you can.

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