Posts tagged "Dr. Dan McChesney"

Jerky Treats from China Killing Pets

Jerky Treats from China Killing Pets
Since 2007, the  Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine  says it has received reports of 3,600 sickened dogs and 10 cats becoming ill as a result of eating jerky treats made in China, not to mention 580 deaths reportedly caused by the tainted jerky, Why are pet owners still buying this stuff? And... Read more »

China Insists the Sometimes Lethal Problem with the Jerky Treats Is Ours

China Insists the Sometimes Lethal Problem with the Jerky Treats Is Ours
Tainted chicken jerky treats imported form China have been sickening and even killing dogs now for several years. In 2012, the number of dogs killed reached a max according to Dr. Dan McChesney, director of the Office of Surveillance and Compliance at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine. McChesney told me that  U.S.... Read more »

Reader Questions: Boycott Chicken Jerky Treats; Puppy Bumpers; Pee Question; Scooting Cat

Reader Questions: Boycott Chicken Jerky Treats; Puppy Bumpers; Pee Question; Scooting Cat
Q: Our dog got really sick eating chicken jerky about six months ago. At that time, our veterinarian confirmed that it was very likely the jerky made her ill. Our veterinary bill was over $2,500! The treat manufacturer never replied to our email or phone calls. Our dog might have died. How can this be... Read more »
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Just Say 'No' To Chicken Jerky Treats

Just Say 'No' To Chicken Jerky Treats
I will begin with the take home sentence first: Don’t buy chicken jerky treats. Call it a boycott – if you like. I just don’t understand how it’s worth the risk when the only benefit of chicken jerky treats is that dogs like them. There is no compelling nutrtional benefit. And the risk – though... Read more »

Giant Pet Food Recall, Are Chicken Jerky Treats Dangerous

Giant Pet Food Recall, Are Chicken Jerky Treats Dangerous
      A specific and rare strain of salmonella (Salmonella Infantis) was recently identified at the Diamond Pet Foods plant in Gaston, S.C., leaving 14 people sick in nine states. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA CVM) helped identify the problem. For pet owners, this is confusing. While it... Read more »
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