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|Make Your Own Sweet Potato Treats|
|Written by Pack Leader|
|Friday, 20 July 2012 19:12|
There are more recalls and warnings coming out of China these days. Not only are we being warned off of food (see all pet food-related recalls here) and chicken jerky treats, but we’re now being warned about sweet potato treats.
According to Poisoned Pets, vets are reporting health problems with sweet potato treats that are similar to those related to chicken jerky treats also made in China (see list of manufacturers at end of article). Initial testing is showing the existence of phorate, a highly toxic pesticide.
What you’ll need:
~ Stove: Grease baking sheets and arrange slices on pans. Then place in preheated oven on lowest setting (about 200 degrees) and allow to bake for approximately 6 hours.
Benefits of sweet potato treats include:
If you insist on buying your own, be very cautious about who you are purchasing from. Here is more information on the recent warnings for manufactured treats.
The initial test results show symptoms similar to Fanconi Syndrome, which is a disorder of the kidney tubes in which certain substances normally absorbed into the bloodstream by the kidneys are released into the urine instead.
The brands currently implicated in the sweet potato treat problem are:
More great pet treat recipes:
|Last Updated on Monday, 08 October 2012 18:52|
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