Recall on Milo's Kichen and Nestle Purina PetCare treats
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:19:33 GMT —
Two companies are recalling puppy treats that may contain traces of a poultry antibiotics that aren TMt approved in the United States.
Milo TMs Kitchen is taking Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats off the shelves, and Nestle Purina PetCare is recalling Waggin TM Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats.
KHOU Houston reports that the China-made chicken jerky products may contain antibiotic residue approved by only Chinese and European regulators.
The products do not pose a safety risk, but the companies are still recalling those specific products.
The recall does not cover the San Francisco and St. Louis based companies other products.
Symptoms reported to the FDA include gastrointestinal problems like vomiting and diarrhea, as well as kidney problems, which can cause dogs to drink and urinate more than usual.
The FDA said that commercially produced pet foods contain all the nutrients that pets need, so treats are not necessary for nutrition, and commercial pet food "is very safe."
The New York State Department of Agriculture detected the antibiotic in samples of the company TMs products.
The Food and Drug Administration has been tracking pet illnesses and said that jerky treats, particularly chicken jerky made in China, has been linked to animal sickness.
The agency said in September that it had been notified of 360 dogs that died after eating jerky treats over the last 18 months and is conducting a broad investigation. No definitive cause for the dogs' sicknesses has yet been identified.