The Food and Drug Administration wants veterinarians to let it know if they encounter pets getting sick after eating jerky treats. The agency says it has gotten reports of thousands of illnesses. More than 580 dogs and cats have died. FDA officials say this is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks it has encountered.
According to the FDA, most of the offending treats come from China, but there isn't one particular brand to watch out for. The FDA has also released a fact sheet on its website so pet owners can be warned of possible symptoms.
Here is the link: http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm092802.htm