Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Barkticles - Bad Jerky Treats

You know, I usually like to use a little humor when I paw one of these barkticles, but today I have something very serious to bring to your attention.

Many dogs and cats have been injured even killed by certain varieties of jerky treats. The following links will give you more in depth information regarding this terrible occurrence.

The following article is from much earlier this year and concerning the same situation with these jerky treats:

Someone in one of the comments I read made a very good point that just because these particular brands are being pinpointed as the culprits due to their popularity with pet owners, non-name brands could be a problem too.

So no matter how much Fido, Fifi, or Felix beg you to, steer clear of jerky treats or better yet -- make your own.  It's much safer that way. I know we all want what is best for your fur family members. In fact, here's a video on how to make your own jerky:

Dr. V's How to Make Easy Jerky Treats:

One way to get really thin slices of meat is if you have access to a meat slicer, or you could even have it done at your butcher's or grocer's. But if you have access to a meat slicer, you can freeze the chicken breasts and slice away. I've seen this done at Mongolian Bar-b-que restaurants. Not that I've ever been in one myself, but I have pressed my nose against the glass to watch them at work. It sure smelled good, too! Not the glass -- all that delicious cooking meat!

Oh, my. I'm drooling! Pardon me!

May your Dog and your Cat be well and safe!

So barks I, pawed --

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