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FDA Warms Vets Jerky Treats could have led to 580 Pet Deaths

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- The FDA says they have received about 3,000 reports of pet illnesses which could be related to jerky treats. Over 3,600 dogs and 10 cats are involved, with more than 580 deaths. 

The first cases began in 2007 and statistics run through September 24th of this year. The rate of reports has declined since February of this year, but new complaints continue to be reported. 

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Despite testing, no direct cause has been discovered, although most of the treats have been made in China. Owners are asked to watch for signs of sickness which might include diarrhea, vomiting, sluggishness and loss of appetite. 

Anyone who believes their pet has been affected is asked to contact the FDA and save any leftover treats for testing by the organization. 

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