Why did dog owners receive warnings about Dingo brand dog treats?


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Dog owners received warnings about Dingo brand dog treats because they contained chicken jerky from China, which was reported to cause digestive illnesses and sometimes death. After the report, the Food and Drug Administration issued the warning.

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People who bought Dingo brand dog treats for their canine companions received warnings from the FDA and veterinarians. These treats contained chicken jerky from China, and pet owners reported that their dogs either lost their appetites or vomited after eating these treats.

Affected dogs also exhibited lethargy and anorexia within hours to days following consumption of jerky treats. The complaints included liver, gastrointestinal or kidney disease.

The FDA began alerting consumers in 2007.

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