Transcript for Are Imported Treats Making Your Pet Sick?
Now, to new concerns about the treats you may be giving your pets. Petco announcing it will stop selling treats made in China, hoping to end the mystery illness that has sickened so many cats and dogs. David Kerley has the story. Reporter: One of the largest pet supply retailers in America says no more. It will no longer sell certain pet treats. Petco announcing it will all stop carrying china-made dog and cat treats at its store locations. Tuesday's move comes days after an fda report that it received about 1,800 new cases of pet treat-related illnesses since October. None of our consumable dog or cat treats will be coming from China. Everything will be coming from domestically or other safe parts of the world. Reporter: Dogs and cats have been getting sick since 2007. The fda says pet treat Jersey treats may have contributed to the deaths of morehan 1,000 of the dogs. It launched an investigation into the treats and teamed up with the CDC. But so far, they've not figured out what is causing the illnesses. We've been following the reports. And our pet parents have, as well. They hear that dogs are getting sick and dogs are dying. Even though there's been no definitive proof, they're scared. And we're addressing the fear. Reporter: Petco plans to phase out the chinese-made jerky. Another big box retailer, petsmart, joined in overnight. Telling ABC news, by March 2015, petsmart will no longer sell dog and cat treats manufactured in China. This is something we've been working towards for some time. That's because this has been going on for seven years. It's been a perplexing problem for scientists. They can't figure out what ingredient, what chemical in the treats is causing all of the illnesses in these pets. Robin? It's been the talk of the dog parks here. We're going to turn to the
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