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FDA reviewing complaints about dog treats

boneReal Ham Bone for Dogs — dog treats made in Missouri from the femurs of pigs — are under review by the Food and Drug Administration after complaints of them causing serious injury and death in dogs.

If warranted, an FDA spokesman said, the FDA will take appropriate action and notify the public, the Associated Press reported.

The product — a smoked pig femur sold as a dog treat or chew bone — is distributed nationally under the Dynamic Pet Products label of Frick’s Quality Meats in Washington, Mo.

The company said Thursday it was saddened to learn of the illnesses and deaths of customers’ pets, and that quality and safety remain priorities. The packaging contains a warning about the product not being for all dogs, and the possibility that it could splinter.”

“That is why every package contains a label that provides detailed instructions to owners on how they can help their pets best enjoy our products,” the company said in a statement. “We strongly encourage owners to supervise their pets with any treats or snacks.”

The Better Business Bureau of St. Louis said consumers have complained about the bones splintering, and pieces  obstructing dogs’ intestines. Consumers reported their dogs had become lethargic or were vomiting. One man came home to find his dog dead, bleeding from the mouth.

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Pingback from Pet Connection Blog » Alert: Splintering dog treat under investigation
Time March 15, 2010 at 8:07 am

[...] you ask?  They are looking into it. Meanwhile, the company in question is quoted in a post from omidog saying, well, you can read it here: The company said Thursday it was saddened to learn of the [...]

Comment from Rick Norton
Time March 23, 2010 at 10:47 am

This is ridiculous! If we can’t trust the products we buy for our pets to be safe,
then we can best send a message to the company by NOT buying their products!

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