This is a cross-post and follow-up to the Chinese jerky treat scandal that rumbled on and on because the FDA were unable to definitively establish that this product was contaminated despite the protestations of thousands of dog owners (and some cat owners) including over 1000 dog deaths.
I’ll keep this post very short because I have fully explained it on another page. However, a veterinary pathologist who I understand is Dr Kendal Harr has established in research that chicken jerky treats eaten by dogs over the past few months are contaminated with:
- an insect repellant DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), which is a rather nasty chemical that can harm people and;
- an anti-viral drug called “amantadine”, which has side effects in people associated with the central nervous system.
I don’t know if people are aware of this or how will impact on the FDA licensing of this product. Perhaps something has happened already and I am behind the curve. If not please spread the word. I mentioned a while ago that Petco were planning to remove the product from their shelves in the not too distant future.