Last Monday, Petco announced that it has removed China-made dog and cat treats from their store shelves because of concerns that they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the United States since 2007.
Petco is the first national pet retailer to pull China-made products. Rival PetSmart plans to have them off the shelves by March.
According to the FDA, initial tests have not connected the Chinese jerky and rawhide treats to the illnesses, but both retailers promised in May to ban them.
The FDA has received more than 4,800 complaints of illnesses and deaths after pets ate jerky treats from China.
Petco Vice President, John Sturm, assures the public that all treats in their stores are now made in the U.S. or places such as the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and South America.
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Source: The Huffington Post