Through the years, the FDA has been releasing warnings about jerky treats made in China; the last one came Friday. It said much of what the last one said — dogs and cats are getting sick and dying from treats made in China — only the numbers were different.
They’re growing, of course.
As of May 1, the FDA said it has received about 4,800 reports of pet illnesses linked to treats made in China, affecting a total of 5,600 dogs, 24 cats, and 3 people. More than 1,000 dogs have died. The FDA says the treats linked to these illnesses were almost all manufactured in China, in chicken, duck, and sweet potato flavors. The majority of the cases involve gastrointestinal illnesses; a third involve kidney failures.