Dog Treat Dangers – Chicken Jerky From China Is Harmful To Pets

The government has issued multiple warnings about certain brands of dog treats and their potential dangers. Most pets in loving homes are given treats on occasion, but chicken jerky from China is anything but a treat.  Chicken jerky treats from China have caused vomiting, diarrhea, blood loss and similar problems with dogs and other pets. Since 2007 the Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about a potential association between development of illness in dogs and the consumption of chicken jerky products. Among the products are chicken tenders, strips or treats imported to the U.S. from China. The FDA has received 900 complaints in just the last six months, yet there has been no recall. Pet owners are asking, why are they still on the market? Why are they still on the shelf? These products are being sold under several different brand names and on shelves that contain no warning or indication that the imports could be a problem for pets. The FDA says its scientists have not been able to determine a definitive cause for the illnesses. Reports say that the FDA sent scientists to China to investigate. Despite the government warnings and news stories about them, many pet owners still have no idea about the risks associated with the treats. The packages should indicate they are from China, but in some cases it takes searching to find that information on the bags. The attorneys at Balkan & Patterson, LLP are experienced in class action litigation and will act to protect consumers against corporate wrongdoers. If you believe you have potential for a class action, please contact us immediately and we will review your case at no charge.

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