Pet jerky treats return to Tampa Bay store shelves - CBS46 News

Pet jerky treats return to Tampa Bay store shelves

Posted: Updated:
Dr. Erick Mears at BluePearl Veterinary Partners says jerky treats should be safe to eat, but pet owners should exercise caution and not use treats as a meal substitute. Dr. Erick Mears at BluePearl Veterinary Partners says jerky treats should be safe to eat, but pet owners should exercise caution and not use treats as a meal substitute.

In a couple of weeks, Two of the nation's top-selling brands of pet treats will be back in business stocking store shelves with jerky treats.

Nestle Purina Pet Care and Del Monte Foods Corp. recalled their respective brands of jerky treats about a year ago after hundreds of dogs and some cats got ill and some died after eating jerky treats.

Purina will reintroduce a line of Waggin'Train treats next month and Del Monte Foods will make Its Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky Strips and Chicken Grillers available to the public.

This after the FDA couldn't determine the treats were the main cause of death of animals and the FDA says these companies don't need special pre-market approval to reintroduce the treats because they are only selling what they got approval for in the first place.

  • 8 On Your SideMore>>

  • 15 year old sexually molested in Highlands Regional Medical Center ICU

    15 year old sexually molested in Highlands Regional Medical Center ICU

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:36:53 GMT
    16 year old Jesse Maness admitted he had sex with his 15 year old girlfriend in her ICU bed16 year old Jesse Maness admitted he had sex with his 15 year old girlfriend in her ICU bed
    People go to hospitals to be healed, not sexually molested. But an 8 On Your Side investigation confirmed a 15 year old Highlands county girl, who was heavily medicated and sedated at Highlands Regional Medical Center, was sexually molested in her ICU bed.More >
    People go to hospitals to be healed, not sexually molested. But an 8 On Your Side investigation confirmed a 15 year old Highlands county girl, who was heavily medicated and sedated at Highlands Regional Medical Center, was sexually molested in her ICU bed. More >
  • Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

    Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:50:51 GMT
    Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.
    Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community and now, the squatters are moving out. 
    More >
    Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community and now, the squatters are moving out.  
    More >
  • Pricey processing issue at Tampa hair academy resolved

    Pricey processing issue at Tampa hair academy resolved

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:35:13 GMT
    Loretta Maloy says she always expected to pay for the courses she took those several weeks, but thought $10,000 in loans just wasn’t right.More >
    Loretta Maloy says she always expected to pay for the courses she took those several weeks, but thought $10,000 in loans just wasn’t right.More >
  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow
CBS Atlanta
Powered by WorldNow
All content © 2000-2014 WorldNow and WGCL-TV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.