China-Made Treats Linked to Dog Deaths

News late last week that China-made dog treats have been linked to the deaths of 360 dogs - and 1 cat - and sickened another 2,000 should prompt pet owners to do one thing: read the labels. 

The Food and Drug Administration in a report says the majority of complaints since 2007 involve imported chicken jerky (treats, tenders, and strips), but others include duck, sweet potato, and treats where chicken or duck jerky is wrapped around dried fruits, sweet potatoes, or yams.

The vast majority of dog treats and toys sold by the largest pet retailers are made in China. I flipped over a pumpkin shaped rawhid in PetsMart yesterday and, yep, there's the sticker, Made in China.