We received a comment yesterday to please post about dogs who are getting sick from eating chicken jerky which seems to be sourced from China. We have been around for nearly five years now, and have refrained from posting about dog food recalls, etc., simply because there are other websites dedicated to the cause, and we tend to think that our readers are well-informed on such subjects.
Regardless, the illnesses from chicken jerky sourced from China has been going on for several years now, and people keep buying it, and dogs keep getting sick, so maybe just a little more information on the subject is necessary. Smaller dogs seem to be at a higher risk for the illness.
Our best advice would be to go to your cabinets, check all your treats, and check all your dog food, and throw away anything made in China. Read packages carefully, because the company may be American, but often the ingredients are sourced from China. If you're not sure, just throw it out, and make sure to buy American next time, or local to where you live. Or, you could even make your own homemade chicken jerky, like what's in the photo above - find the recipe at dogtipper.
Read and watch a video about a 10-year-old Pug from Westlake, Ohio, who just became another statistic at Fox8. Keep up with the latest news about chicken jerky issues at AskAVetQuestion, who states that the FDA has now announced that they are investigating 353 reports of dogs getting sick after eating chicken jerky.
Don't be the next statistic.