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Mid-South veterinarians warn of pet illness linked to jerky treats

Melissa Lamb with Woodsprings Animal Clinic posted a message from the FDA, asking people to check pet treats and make sure they are not made in China. Melissa Lamb with Woodsprings Animal Clinic posted a message from the FDA, asking people to check pet treats and make sure they are not made in China.

(WMC-TV) - At least three different brands of jerky pet treats are suspected of sickening thousands of pets. Those treats have been pulled from shelves in Memphis, and now some Mid-South Veterinarians are seeing cases of sick pets who may have eaten them.

Melissa Lamb with Woodsprings Animal Clinic posted a message from the FDA, asking people to check pet treats and make sure they are not made in China.

"I would encourage people to stick with treats that are made in the USA or maybe Canada. I would shy away with anything made in China right now," said Lamb.

Investigators say salmonella and pesticides may be mixed in with the treats, which were imported from China.

Stores have pulled Nestle Purina, Milo's Kitchen and Canyon Creek dog treats from shelves.

It is not confirmed that those are the only brands making dogs sick, but all three brands have been sold at multiple locations in Memphis.

One vet has easy advice for you to protect your four-legged family member

"I would say if it's made in China, toss it out," said Lamb.

You can help the FDA's investigation by reporting any complaints to your local vet.

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