Over the last year, we’ve read several news releases with warnings about the chicken jerky dog treats made in China. This time, it’s cat treats. The Arthur Dogswell Company, LLC, based in Los Angeles, has issued a voluntary recall of its Catswell Vita Kitty Chicken Breast With Flaxseed & Vitamins Treats because of potential contamination with high levels of propylene glycol. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), such high levels of propylene glycol in treats “could result in serious injury to cats.” http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm313572.htm
Dogswell is recalling 1,051 cartons of the treats. No injuries have been reported to date, but possible problems include “inducing anemia and making cells more susceptible to oxidative damage.” No Illnesses have been reported as of July 27, 2012.
An nbcnews.com release stated that Dogswell “also produces chicken jerky dog treats made in China.” It did NOT say if the recalled cat treats were also made in China.
Kudos to Dogswell for taking precautions and recalling the product before it could cause harm to a pet.