FDA Update On Dog Deaths Possibly Related To Chinese-Made Jerky


(Washington, D.C.) The FDA continues to receive reports of dogs who may have died due to jerky treats, most of which came from China.

The agency advises consumers that if a pet becomes sick, they should stop giving the treats and put them in a sealed bag so they can be analyzed.

The FDA is also reaching out to veterinarians for blood samples and other evidence.

“This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we’ve encountered…Our beloved four-legged companions deserve our best effort, and we are giving it,” Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, said.

The FDA, which has been investigating since 2007, hasn’t been able to identify what exactly causes animals to get sick.

The agency has gone to China to inspect plants where the treats are made, but has come up empty-handed.

From the complaints, the FDA has been able to break…

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