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Dog Treat Alternatives for Chicken Jerky

Tragically once again, suspicious dog food from China is making our animals sick. If you have any chicken jerky treats at home, stop feeding them to your dog and consider these healthy dog treats instead.

Here’s an excerpt about the suspicious treats from a November 19, 2011 announcement by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA):

“FDA is again cautioning consumers that chicken jerky products for dogs (also sold as chicken tenders, strips or treats) may be associated with illness in dogs.

In the last 12 months, FDA has seen an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China. These complaints have been reported to FDA by dog owners and veterinarians. Although most dogs appear to recover, some reports to the FDA have involved dogs that have died. To date, scientists have not been able to determine a definitive cause for the reported illnesses.”

Learn more about chicken jerky treat poisoning here.

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6 thoughts on “Dog Treat Alternatives for Chicken Jerky”

  1. I read about this and I suggest using a dehydrator to make your own chicken jerky. That is what we are going to do.

  2. Cadence’s Mom, let us know how it works out for you. We hope you’ll consider writing a guest blog post for Tripawds to share your experience!

  3. I read this yesterday and went right home and checked the duck jerky that we buy. Sure enough…China in the fine print, North Carolina in larger print. Dang it.
    Thanks for the alternative ideas.

  4. You can also use an oven on low heat to dehydrate if you don’t have an actual dehydrator. Rumbles Mom, we bought a chicken jerky from Costco that also looked like it was made in the US. They had duck jerky that was sitting right next to it and I checked the back of the package. It said ‘China’, so we put that package down and picked up the chicken jerky. I checked the front and back and it said it was made in California, so I thought we were safe. Apparently I must have missed some fine print on that package too. I get Food safety emails from the FDA that shows all recalls and alerts. One of them was on chicken jerky made for pets. Better to be safe than sorry so we are going to return the package to Costco.

    Jerry, I will keep you updated when we make them! Thanks!

    P.S. For some reason the comment isn’t going through and there is giving me some kind of WordPress error. I am attempting to post this as guest.

    Cadence’s Mom

  5. DogsWell Jerky strips are made in China but packaged and distributed in the US!
    My 2 year old came down with an allergic reaction to the Duck strips and I returned them to the grocery store. As a consumer I do not appreciate the “Made in China” in fine print on the package.

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