Concern Growing About Pet Treats

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Concern Growing About Pet Treats

The Middletown Journal — Holly McCutcheon is convinced chicken jerky treats from China sickened her 5-year-old dog, Jack, and another dog she cared for earlier this year.

On Sunday, McCutcheon joined Sen. Sherrod Brown at the Capital Area Humane Society in Hilliard demanding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration speed up an investigation into the pet food, particularly those imported from China, that has reportedly caused hundreds of dogs to become ill or die since 2007.

“If these products are dangerous we’re asking (the FDA) to ask these manufacturers for a voluntary recall,” said Brown, adding the agency has received about 400 complaints in the last few weeks.

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