There has been much confusion surrounding the deaths of over 4,800 reports of pet illnesses which may be related to consumption of the jerky treats.Most of the reports involve jerky products sourced from China. The majority of the complaints involve dogs, but cats also have been affected. The reports involve more than 5,600 dogs, 24 cats, three people and include more than 1,000 canine deaths.
The FDA has been gathering information from pet owners and conducting several tests, including post-mortem examinations. Thus far there has been little to indicate one specific source of the illness’/deaths’, but there have been some findings of both melamine and the antiviral drug amantadine, but not in all cases.
The FDA will continue their studies throughout the year until a more clear understanding of the situation is made known. For more information from the FDA and questions, please click here to read more.
In the meantime, large pet food suppliers have pulled Chinese jerky treats, the main culprit, from their shelves. At the Barkery, we do not and have not sold China made pet foods for several years, and we will continue this promise to our customers. Your pet’s health and safety are our number one concern.
Please, pay close attention to the labels on your pets’ food packaging. We urge you to be smart and not serve your pet any China made food products, period.