As you know at Bubbly Paws Dog Wash, we always put the health and safety of your pooch first. The past few days, there has been lets of news about Chicken Jerky Treats that are imported from China. We do sell chicken jerky treats, but the chicken is sourced from local farms outside of Boston. They are 100% manufactured in the United States of America. I just contacted the company where we get our bulk treats, and they re-confirmed everything I stated above. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the products we sell, please ask. You can read more about the imported Chicken Jerky treats here, or watch the NBC News story below.
From The AP:
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is asking dog and cat owners to report any problems their pets have had after eating jerky pet treats.
In a notice to consumers and veterinarians published Tuesday, the agency said it has linked illnesses from jerky treats to 3,600 dogs and 10 cats since 2007. About 580 of those pets have died.
The FDA says its Center for Veterinary Medicine has run more than 1,200 tests, visited pet treat manufacturing plants in China and worked with researchers, state labs and foreign governments but still hasn't determined the cause of the pet illness.
The FDA says pets can suffer from a decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting and diarrhea among other symptoms within hours of eating the jerky treats.