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Dog Treats Pulled Off The Shelves

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Chicken jerky treats from Nestle-Purine and Milo's Kitchen are being pulled off the shelves.

The recall comes after the New York Department of agriculture found small amounts of antibiotic residue within small samples.

Just because they look like a good treat or a good deal, Dr. Mick Fulton says it doesn't mean its best for your furry friend.

"Most likely it's in a classification of drugs called Fluoroquinolones," said MSU Associate Professor Avian Diseases Mick Fulton.

Dr. Fulton is an associate professor at MSU and says a recent recall of Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats and Purina PetCare's Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats, could contain some antibiotics which the FDA banned in 2006.

"It was because there were concerns about some antibiotic resistance in salmonella in chickens and so they pulled it in use here in the United States," Dr. Fulton said.

But they're still legal to use in Europe or China where these products are made.

If you're wanting to pick up a treat for your dog at home and you come into Preuss Pet shop in Lansing you will notice there are a lot of products there most made in the United States.

"Chicken Jerky from China has been on the FDA watch since the summer of this year," said Co-Owner Richard Preuss.

And since then Co-owner Richard Preuss only has American jerky on his shelves, but he says it wasn't an easy decision.

"It pretty much boast about twice as much food product in that bag for about the same amount of price."

But Richard says don't let a low price tag fool you, know your ingredients.

"There are places you can go, where you can try to be in the latest and current and that's what we try to read, learn about and respond to, so we can be ahead of the game instead of behind it."

It's something Preuss advises you to do to make sure your K-9 companion is eating a healthy and safe snack.

The FDA says over the last 18 months, 360 dogs have died after eating jerky treats.

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