This is an important FYI for pet lovers and those with animal family companions alike...
NBC is reporting that The Hartz Mountain Corp is recalling 20,000 packages of their chicken jerky pet treats from United States store shelves after they've found trace amounts of antibiotic residue.
This is a voluntary recall and that's actually a grand act no their behalf.
The recall involves "Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists Wrapped with Chicken for dogs."
They were conducting their own tests after similar residues were found in other pet food products. Nestle withdrew Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats and Del Monte pulled its Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats from stores.
This does not seem related to the 500 animal deaths linked to jerky treats that were made in China.
Here's a thought, we make our own dog treats.
We buy chicken hot dogs, cut them length wise 3 times, then chop across a billion times... OK, maybe not a billion. Then we microwave them for 3 minutes, blot excess grease, if any, and microwave them again for 3 minutes.
This creates a dry sort of chicken jerky snack cube and except for the actual hot dog creation, at least you know where they came from! Your microwave! And they're damn good... yes, the dog sometimes has to compete for them.