How did the dog get sick from chicken jerky?

How did the dog get sick from chicken jerky?

The discovery that chicken jerky treats made in the USA sickened a dog was instigated by Dr. Bonnie Werner, an internal medicine specialist at Animal Emergency Medical Center in Torrance, CA when she treated a 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier. The dog was sick with vomiting and diarrheafor more than a week prior.

Why are chicken jerky treats made in the US?

Many people started buying chicken treats made in the US as the number of dogs sickened by Chinese treats began to grow, but if tainted treats made in the US are now making dogs sick too, my advice would be to stop buying any chicken jerky treats and either switch to another kind of treat or make them yourself.

Can you buy chicken jerky for your dog?

Chicken jerky is a popular snack for both dogs and humans! For dogs, jerky is a wholesome treat that’s packed with protein. While you could easily buy a pack of jerky at your local pet store, you can save a lot of money by doing it yourself at home.

Can you give a cat a jerky treat?

Cats don’t really chew on treats anyways. Catswell used to make a jerky-like cat treat but it was pretty soft. If you dehydrate, maybe don’t let the pieces dehydrate completely. LTS3 makes a good point – maybe also try to make the pieces small. I know Ziwipeak uses an air drying process to make ‘jerky-like’ food.

What do veterinarians say about chicken jerky treats?

In April, Nestle Purina sent a letter to about 20,000 veterinarians nationwide asking them to share “accurate, fact-based information” to counter what it called “inaccurate and misleading information about chicken jerky treats for dogs circulating in the social media, online and in traditional media reports.”

Can a dog get sick from eating chicken jerky?

By now you have likely heard of the concern that chicken jerky treats are making dogs sick. Almost two years ago, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association put out a statement advising veterinarians that there had been several reported cases of dogs getting sick after eating chicken jerky treats.

Why did Lacie die from eating chicken jerky?

Lacie, a Labrador retriever mix, was healthy until she developed a fatal kidney disease that her veterinarian suspects was caused by eating chicken jerky treats.

Is it okay for cats to eat dried out jerky?

Dried out jerky can be tough for cats to chew on. Cats don’t really chew on treats anyways. Catswell used to make a jerky-like cat treat but it was pretty soft. If you dehydrate, maybe don’t let the pieces dehydrate completely. LTS3 makes a good point – maybe also try to make the pieces small.