Worldwide, there have been multiple reports of dogs who’ve gotten seriously ill after eating meat jerky pet treats. Cases have been reported in the U.S., Australia and many other nations across the globe.
According to published reports, there is no single brand affected involved, which has made a recall virtually impossible. The only common thread among all of the cases is that they involved meat jerky dog treats that have been manufactured in China.
The symptoms that pets are suffering range in severity and nature. Many pet owners are reporting symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, a refusal to eat, dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea, fever and pancreatitis, among other symptoms.
If you buy treats for your dog, you may want to steer clear of jerky style treats for the time-being. It’s also wise to keep your treat packaging until the treats are finished, as the package contains important information such as lot number, which can help track the treats and aid in the issuance of a recall.