Is It Time to Throw the Jerk(y) Out!?
in Uncategorized by Sandy Kempton November 6, 2013
There has been an absolute epidemic of recalls in the last year concerning dog food and dog treats, specifically jerky–made from chicken. While sifting through the dozens of blogs I subscribe to daily, I came across this article written by a vet, Dr. Eric Barchas for DOGSTER. He states that questionable jerky has been tested for salmonella, metals, pesticides, and antibiotics, and were screened for other chemicals and poisonous compounds, but in spite of these efforts, the cause of the problems remains unidentified.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“This places jerky in a uniquely nefarious group of food and plant items that can sicken or kill pets for reasons unexplained by current science. Other members of the group include grapes, raisins, and lilies (in cats).
The analogy between grapes and jerky may actually be a very good one. There are some people who are beginning to suspect that there is no contaminant. Rather, they suspect that jerky itself, like grapes, may be safe for people yet toxic to some dogs (but not others).”
Something to think about–Here’s a link to the rest of the ARTICLE. It’s good reading.