Are Jerky treats safe for your dog and cat? Of course, not all Jerky treats are unsafe, but there has been a considerable volume of evidence recently that suggests an association with their consumption and illnesses such as salmonella. Not only is salmonella a risk to your pets, but it’s a risk to you as well. Pets have human-like symptoms including cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. A routine sampling by the Colorado Department of Agriculture Feed Program recently found Woofers Dog Treats to be contaminated. The items were recalled.
According to the Animal Health Foundation, other kinds of treats were recently recalled as well and they include Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Treats, Yoghund Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats, and Boots and Barkley Pig Ears.
Should you suspect contamination in your pet’s treats, you may report a complaint to www.fda.gov. The Food and Drug Administration is the authority in such cases.