Chicken jerky treats have sickened 900 dogs

Hundreds of complaints made to the government

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received about 900 reports of canine illness and death associated with chicken jerky strips, treats and nuggets since November.  Complaints include cases of problems ranging from vomiting and diarrhea to kidney failure and other serious ailments after dogs consumed the Chinese-made treats.

Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brands produced by Nestle Purina PetCare Co., and Milo's Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats, produced by the Del Monte Corp, are among the brands of chicken jerky treats cited by pet owners and veterinarians in their complaints of harm filed with the FDA.  Both companies have said their chicken jerky treats are sound and that any pet illnesses are unrelated to the products.

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