Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Beware: Chicken Jerky Treats Made In China

A Houston woman said she went through a nightmare involving deadly dog treats while visiting relatives in Connecticut last week.

Sallie Des Biens said she bought some Waggin’ Train chicken jerky treats at a grocery store for her daughter-in-law’s dog, Major. After Des Biens fed Major a few treats, the dog went into liver failure and died.

“My daughter-in-law is a med student and couldn’t be home when her dog died. I feel so guilty,” Des Biens said. “I don’t have any pets, and mistakenly assumed if you could buy something at any store, it must be safe.”

Des Biens did some research and discovered other cases where chicken jerky was suspected in animal poisonings.

In fact, the FDA issued a warning in November: “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

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