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Thousands of pets sick, hundreds dying from jerky treats

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Veterinarians from BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Minneapolis are urging caution after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a request for members of the general public and their veterinarians to send any information they have if their pet has become ill after eating jerky treats.

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Since 2007, the FDA said it has received reports of 3,600 dogs and 10 cats becoming ill from eating jerky treats in the U.S. Approximately 580 of those pets have died, according to the FDA.

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