Following dog deaths, FDA issues warning about treats

Dog owners are very cautious about what they give their pet, at least from what I have seen over the years.

Most know sharing turkey or chicken bones with a pup is a bad idea, but according to an advisory published last week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, treats sold on store shelves may be just as risky:

FDA has received about 68 reports of pet illnesses related to "bone treats,” which differ from uncooked butcher-type bones because they are processed and packaged for sale as dog treats. A variety of commercially-available bone treats for dogs—including treats described as “Ham Bones,” “Pork Femur Bones,” “Rib Bones,” and “Smokey Knuckle Bones”—were listed in the reports. The products may be dried through a smoking process or by baking, and may contain other ingredients such as preservatives, seasonings, and smoke flavorings.

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