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Warning on Chicken Jerky Treats For Dogs From China-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor: A warning from the Food and Drug
Administration of a potential canine health risk that says that illness in dogs may be associate with
consumed chicken jerky
treats that are imported from China.
The Truth: The warning is real but no
brand names have been listed, according to the notice released on
November 18, 2011 by the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA). The warning can be found on the FDA web
Click for warning.
The FDA warning said that in "the last 12
months, FDA has seen an increase in the number of complaints it received
of dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products
imported from China. These complaints have been reported to FDA by dog
owners and veterinarians."
In September 2008 the FDA issued a similar warning regarding
imported chicken jerky products for pets after they received a number of
complaints. Incidents of affected canines began to drop in 2009
but started rising again in late 2011, which sparked a second warning
from the government agency.
It also warned that "Chicken jerky products should not be substituted
for a balanced diet and are intended to be fed occasionally in small
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
It was on Fox news earlier that 70
dogs have died as a result of eating chicken jerky treats made from
chicken that has come from China. Kingdom Pets brand from Costco is one
of them. Also certain Blue Buffalo brand pet foods have a recall for the
same thing. Please re post and make sure all your doggie friends are
aware of this!!
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