Chicken Jerky Products
|Animal guardians love to give their canine companions fun treats to chew on and/or eat. Chicken jerky products have long been a favorite; however, recently the FDA has been experiencing increased reports of side effects and adverse reactions by animal guardians using these products.
The FDA said this is the same group of products that were also reported has having high numbers of adverse reactions back in 2007. While it is suspected to be due some sort of problem with the ingredients (which are largely made in China), the exact chemical or microbial causes have not been found as of yet. The FDA, however, recently released a report to warn those animal guardians who are using these products.
Some of the symptoms seen include severe lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting/diarrhea, as well as organ and kidney failure. If your pet is consuming these products and exhibiting any of these clinical signs, please discontinue use of these products and see your veterinarian immediately for supportive care for your pet. I prefer all natural treats such as those made by EVO (i.e California Natural treats), PetGuard, Stella & Chewy’s, and PureBites. For chewable fun, bullysticks are also helpful for canines to exercise their teeth and gums.