FDA adds products to jerky treat warning


Based on high numbers of customers complaining of illnesses in their dogs, the Federal Dept. of Agriculture issued a cautionary warning last November regarding chicken jerky products from China.  Last month the agency updated its warning to include jerky treats made with duck and sweet potato pending a full investigation.  Samples of the treats are being tested for a variety of health risks, including Salmonella, pesticides, metals and other toxins, though to date scientists have been unable to “determine a definitive cause for the reported illnesses.”  Find more information at: FDA.gov/AnimalVeterinary.