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360 Dog Deaths Linked To Jerky Treats From China

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Food and Drug Administration officials say that at least 360 dogs and one cat have died in the U.S. after eating chicken jerky pet treats made in China. The FDA issued an alert to pet owners earlier this year following a surge in complaints by dog owners and vets, however the problem has not been pinpointed, nor has a recall been issued -- meaning there is no specific product to look for.
 
The numbers are the first summary of reports of pet deaths linked to the jerky treats in the past 18 months.
 
Officials said, “The FDA is reminding pet owners that jerky pet treats are not necessary for pets to have a fully balanced diet, so eliminating them will not harm pets." They also will begin testing treats to see whether irradiation of the products may have contributed to the reported problems.
 
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