Do you remember the great pet food recall of 2007? It happened after hundreds of pets died because the food they were eating was not safe. Now, in 2012, it's not the food, this time its the treats. Back in November of last year, the FDA issued a warning about chicken jerky treats imported from China.
So far, the investigations that the FDA have done, have not yielded any results as to what the cause of the illness is within the treats. This means that the FDA cannot issue a recall. Meanwhile, pets are continuing to get sick.
The list of brands that have been reported so far are:
- Waggin Train
- Canyon Creek Ranch
- Booda Bones – Aspen Pet
- Milo's Kitchen
- American Kennel Club
- Ever Pet
- Home Pet 360
- Walgreen's “Simple” (New Brand)
- The Kingdom Pets
What to Do as a Pet Owner:
First, if your pet becomes ill and you have been feeding any of the treats listed above (or another brand imported from China), call your veterinarian and/or emergency after hours clinic. Second, file a report with the FDA.
Symptoms of Illness May Include, But Not Be Limited to:
- Decreased appetite
- Decreased activity
- Increased water consumption
- Increased urination
What to Do as a Pet Food Supplier:
Remove the products from your shelves.
What to Do as a Concerned Pet Lover:
Print copies of the FDA warning and show them to pet store managers if you find the products on their shelves and urge them to remove them.
Hopefully, the FDA will make some headway with their investigation. In the meantime, two Senators have called for the FDA to not allow the treats to remain on shelves.
Thank you to Pet Pardons News for the information.