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Tulsa Dog Owner Warns Of Chinese-Made Dog Treat

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The FDA has been concerned about these products since at least 2007. The FDA has been concerned about these products since at least 2007.
Jake passed away last month; Thomas says he died of an autoimmune disease. Jake passed away last month; Thomas says he died of an autoimmune disease.
Thomas' other dog, Gizmo, ate the same treats but was never sick. She has since adopted a puppy, Dewey, but plans to keep both dogs away from the treats. Thomas' other dog, Gizmo, ate the same treats but was never sick. She has since adopted a puppy, Dewey, but plans to keep both dogs away from the treats.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A Tulsa dog lover is warning about some dog treats made in China. The FDA put out a warning on the chicken jerky products in November, but she doesn't think that's strong enough.

The FDA has been concerned about these products since at least 2007. But Laura Thomas wants to see more done to prevent other dogs from going through the same agony as her beloved Labradoodle.

Laura Thomas is remembering one of her favorite times with her dog Jake. Jake passed away last month; Thomas says he died of an autoimmune disease.

Jake was six years old and never sick until he started eating the chicken jerky treats around Christmas. Thomas says they're Chik'n Biscuits made by Waggin Train.

"I was so angry when I saw on Facebook from a friend and I went online and started looking into it, investigating it. I was mad," Thomas said.

Thomas discovered the FDA has been worried about certain chicken based dog treats made in China since 2007.

The FDA issued its most recent warning about the chicken jerky products last November, but there isn't any evidence that provides a direct link between the Waggin' Train treats and any dog death. That's why there hasn't been a recall issued.

"If this was a human issue it would probably be pulled off the market," Thomas said.

Waggin' Train is made by Nestle Purina PetCare. The company says on its website about its operation in China:

"The factories are under stringent safety and sanitary guidelines and monitored by a dedicated team of quality control inspectors, who are in the plants where the products are being produced."

Thomas' other dog, Gizmo, ate the same treats but was never sick. She has since adopted a puppy, Dewey, but plans to keep both dogs away from the treats. Thomas will never forget Jake and hopes other dog owners know about the warnings.

"I just want people to be aware," Thomas said.

The FDA says if you notice your dog acting strange after eating the treats, such as vomiting or decreased appetite, to contact your veterinarian immediately.

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