A Warning from the FDA about Chicken Jerky Treats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeing an increase in the number of complaints about dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China.

In a warning posted Nov. 18, the FDA warns pet owners that chicken jerky products for dogs in chicken tenders, strips or treats, could cause illnesses in dogs. The FDA advises pet owners to watch their dogs closely for symptoms of illness after feeding them chicken jerky products. The symptoms may occur anywhere within hours to days after feeding the dog the product.

Pet owners should watch closely for the following symptoms:

* Decreased appetite
* Decreased activity
* Vomiting
* Diarrhea (sometimes with blood)
* Increased water consumption
* Increased urination

The FDA is recommending that pet owners consult their veterinarian if these symptoms

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