FDA Cites Meat-based Dog Jerky for 1,140 Dog Deaths

Here at V-dog, we make our products in the USA with 100% plant-based, high quality ingredients and stringent processing standards at our USA production facilities. Around the country, meat-based dog food and treats continue to sicken and kill our beloved dog family members. Here is the latest story from PetFoodIndustry.com: 


FDA update: Jerky treats sickened 6,200 dogs, killed 1,140

The illness reports also involved 26 cats and three people.

More than 1,140 dogs have died after eating jerky pet treats, out of 6,200 cases of jerky-related canine illness reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2007 to December 31, 2015. FDA recently released those figures in an update on its continuing investigation into animal illnesses and deaths related to jerky-style treats.

In that same time span, FDA received approximately 5,200 complaints of illness associated with consumption of chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats. The illness reports also involved 26 cats and three people. Most cases involved products imported from China, but some resulted from treats labeled as US-made.

Many affected animals showed symptoms of a rare kidney disease, Fanconi-like syndrome (FLS), which is normally genetic. Reports of jerky-related FLS cases have declined in recent years. Between May 2014 and September 2014, FDA received 270 case reports. However, only 200 reports were filed since the agency’s last update, which covered September 2014 through the end of 2015...

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