“This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we’ve encountered” said to journalists Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.
Two of the largest sellers of pet jerky announced voluntary recalls motivated by the presence of unapproved antibiotic residues in their products. However, FDA thinks this is not the problem.
Symptoms of the affected pets are a decreased activity and appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. All the products causing this strange pet illness are chicken flavored treats manufactured in China. Nestle Purina Pet Care Co’s Waggin Train, Canyon Creek Ranch and Del Monte Corp’s Milo’s Kitchen Home-Style Dog Treats Waggin’ Tail recall now products from the market.