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      Some dog deaths linked to bad jerky

      The Food & Drug Administration says that 3600 dogs have gotten sick since 2007 after eating tainted jerky treats.

      The Food & Drug Administration says that 3600 dogs have gotten sick since 2007 after eating tainted jerky treats.The agency says it is investigating the chicken, duck and sweet potato products made in China that have led to the deaths of 580 dogs. Pet owners have reported that after eating the snacks, their dogs have experienced stomach and kidney problems and lack of appetite.

      Toledo resident Ron Kurdys, who owns two 12-year-old dogs says he always buys products made in the United States. "We make sure all the food is made here in America; we don't buy anything made in China or India," Kurdys said.

      The owners of pets who get sick after eating jerky treats made in China should save the packaging and call the FDA at 240-276-9300.