Thanks. i have to search really hard to find any jerky treats made in the US lately and when I find them, they are really expensive. This will be a lot cheaper and healthier for the beasties.
No problem...hope they turn out great for you. It is really hard to find jerky treats that are made in the USA and the last ones I found where like $12.00 for 8 strips...it was crazy!Thanks. i have to search really hard to find any jerky treats made in the US lately and when I find them, they are really expensive. This will be a lot cheaper and healthier for the beasties.
Dogs are still getting sick from chicken jerky treats made in China so beware. I haven't found any yet in any store that aren't MIC. My poor dog hasn't had a chicken jerky treat in over a year since dogs started to get sick & I threw all mine out.
Interesting recipe.......may just try it out. Would like to eventually get a dehydrator but right now it's not on my list of priorities.
I just ordered some of these & they are on the way. The price is right & it's all from the USA.......finally, chicken jerky for my Hannah!
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Nothing but great reports so far. Will have them early next week & will report back.:smile:
I hope your Butter is better soon!Yes, dogs are still getting sick, and my dog, Butter, is one of them. Below is a copy of the FDA warning on this -- be sure to check any chicken strips, bites, jerky product label to see where it is made.
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Preliminary Animal Health Notification - Chicken Jerky Products for Dogs
Preliminary Animal Health Notification
December 19, 2008
FDA Continues To Receive Complaints about Chicken Jerky Products for Dogs and Cautions Consumers
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to caution consumers of a potential association between the development of illness in dogs and the consumption of chicken jerky products also described as chicken tenders, strips or treats. FDA continues to receive complaints of dogs experiencing illness that their owners or veterinarians associate with consumption of chicken jerky products. The chicken jerky products are imported to the U.S. from China. FDA issued a cautionary warning to consumers in September 2007.
Australian news organizations report the University of Sydney is also investigating an association between illness in dogs and the consumption of chicken jerky in Australia. At least one firm in Australia has recalled their chicken jerky product and the recall notification stated the chicken jerky product was manufactured in China.
FDA believes the continued trend of consumer complaints coupled with the information obtained from Australia warrants an additional reminder and animal health notification.
Chicken jerky products should not be substituted for a balanced diet and are intended to be
used occasionally and in small quantities. Owners of small dogs must be especially careful to limit the amount of these products.
FDA, in addition to several veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the U.S, is working to determine why these products are associated with illness in dogs. To date, scientists have not been able to determine a definitive cause for the reported illnesses. FDA has conducted extensive chemical and microbial testing but has not identified any contaminant.
FDA is advising consumers who choose to feed their dogs chicken jerky products to watch their dogs closely for any or all of the following signs which may occur within hours to days of feeding the product: decreased appetite, although some may continue to consume the treats to the exclusion of other foods; decreased activity; vomiting; diarrhea, sometimes with blood; and increased water consumption and/or increased urination. If the dog shows any of these signs, stop feeding the chicken jerky product. Owners should consult their veterinarian if signs are severe or persist for more than 24 hours. Blood tests may indicate kidney failure (increased urea nitrogen and creatinine). Urine tests may indicate Fanconi syndrome (increased glucose). Although most dogs appear to recover, some reports to the FDA have involved dogs that have died.
The FDA continues to actively investigate the problem. Many of the illnesses reported may be the result of causes other than eating chicken jerky. Veterinarians and consumers alike should report cases of animal illness associated with pet foods to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator FDA's Consumer Complaint Coordinators in their state.
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