I read today in my daily bulletin form Dr. Becker of Healthy Pets, that the chicken jerky treats suspected of causing illness and death in dogs since 2007, have been found to be contaminated with an "unapproved" antibiotic. Apparently this antibiotic has been approved for use in China and some other countries but NOT in the U.S.
The N.Y.S. Department of Agriculture told the FDA it found small amounts of this unapproved poultry antibiotic in certain lots of "Waggin Train, Canyon Creek Ranch, Milo's Kitchen and Chicken Grillers" chicken treats. The manufacturers of these products, namely Nestle Purina PetCare and Del Monte Corp. have voluntarily pulled their chicken jerky treats from the shelves across the country. Thank Goodness.
Kudos to the New York State Department of Agriculture for running independent tests on these products and finally getting them off the shelves and consequently saving lives.
For more information go to www.healthypets.mercola.com.