Petco Animal Supplies Inc. will no longer be selling dog and cat treats made in China to protect the “well-being of pets.” PetSmart Inc. quickly followed and said the same. Pet owners have complained that treats imported from China have caused their dogs to become ill. All China-made treats should be removed from its more than 1,300 stores nationwide by the end of the year.
The FDA has received around 4,800 reports of pet illnesses related to treats made in China. Consumers said that sick dogs showed decreased appetite and activity, vomiting, diarrhea, and in extreme cases death.
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