FDA to vets: Watch out for jerky pet treats; some linked to illness, death

Finally they take action!! since 2007, more than 500 animals died because they did NOTHING! it’s too late but better than nothing. I strongly think they have to ban on selling them. Warning is not enough because people still can see them at pet stores. I have been warning people but most of them still don’t know about this issue.

 

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/22/us/fda-jerky-pet-treats-warning/

Outbreak of deadly dog disease in B.C. prompts warning

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Yes, the vaccination of puppies is essential.

Global News

Dog owners in the Fraser Valley are being reminded to vaccinate their pets after an outbreak of canine parvovirus.

Animal control officers have confirmed 16 recent cases of the deadly disease in the Chilliwack area.

The extremely contagious virus is spread through canine feces and without treatment dogs can die within three to four days.

Puppies and adolescent dogs are most at risk of infection, but the disease can be prevented with a simple vaccine.

News of the outbreak has many dog owners in the Fraser Valley flocking to veterinary clinics for the vaccination.

If your dog isn’t vaccinated against parvo, you should avoid parks and public places where the nasty virus can live on the ground for several months.

Parvo vaccinations cost about $50, a small price to pay considering treatment can cost thousands of dollars.

Officials said other Lower Mainland communities could also see a spike in the…

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Mystery dog illness

State probes mysterious dog illness killing pets

 

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is trying to determine whether four dead dogs — three in Cincinnati and one in the Akron-Canton area — had the same illness and whether that illness was caused by a newly detected virus. Read More

 

Source: The Columbus Dispatch