Transcript for Dog and Cat Deaths May be Linked to Dog Treats
And tonight a lot of american families are on the alert, worried about the family dog or cat. The fda has warned about the mysterious outbreak apparently linked to treats made in china. Abc's david kerley tackling the new questions tonight. Reporter: We thought there was a good chance he could die. He was very sick. Over the past six years more than 3600 dogs have been sickened and 580 have died. Is there something in the treats sold under various brands? What might it be? It remains a mystery. Tonight the fda has this letter out to veterinarians, collect more samples from sick dogs suffering kidney failure and intestinal bleeding. The government is stumped after lab tests and sending officials all the way to chooichb to inspect the two largest treat makers. Symptoms can come on in hours. Look for decreased appetite, vomiting and drinking more water. Tonight he considers himself the lucky one because his dog survived. David kerley, abc news, washington.
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