jerky-treat-recall-2013Once again, there’s a major recall of dog jerky-style treats, made in China, because they contain trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for use in the United States.  All products were made in China.

The withdrawn products include Chicken Breast and Duck Breast jerky by Dogswell, marketed under the following brand names:

  • Breathies
  • Happy Heart
  • Happy Hips
  • Mellow Mut
  • Shape Up
  • Veggie Life
  • Vitality
  • Vitakitty

The affected products contain a “Best Before” (or earlier) date of January 28th, 2015. No other products are affected.

Time to ban these imports?

This is hardly the first time dog treats have been recalled because of:

  • residue of these non-approved antibiotics
  • indications of salmonella bacteria
  • traces of botulism

And, the tragic dog food poisonings of 2007 were a result of a deadly additive – made of melamine among other things – that came from China.  Although companies there (and here) knew this additive posed a grave danger to pets, it was used anyway because it’s a cheap filler!

feeding-on-reader-with-priceIf you’re worried about what you’re feeding your small dog, you might want to check out this downloadable e-book.  It’s 61 fact-packed pages of nutritional advice, warnings and information, so you can make up your own mind of the best way to feed your dog:  The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Morkie. Cost is just $7.00

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