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Petco and Petsmart Have Quit Selling Treats from China

I’m glad to see two major retailers of pet products, Petco and Petsmart are putting the health of our furry friends and family members above their own profits.  We don’t see enough of that these days in corporate America.  Usually it’s all about the bottom line.  Here’s a refreshing article posted today, January 8, 2015 in the Bark Post blog.

In a huge move regarding pup parents and their dogs, giant pet retailers Petco and PetSmart will no longer sell chicken jerky treats made in China.

According to the FDA, the treats have linked to over 1,000 dog deaths since 2007, with 5,600 dogs reported sick. Though the FDA has not been able to identify a direct link to the treats and dog illness, even examining 26 of the bodies of the dogs that died. Although they were not able to find a conclusive cause, they were also, in half of the autopsies, not able to rule out completely that the jerky treats were not the cause.

See Bark Post blog for the rest of the story.

Source: Bark Post blog

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