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Petco to stop selling pet treats made in China

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Two major pet supply retailers are pulling dog and cat treats made in China from their shelves. PetSmart and Petco both say they will no longer sell treats imported from china.

We talked with local consumers to get their reaction about retailers not selling the pet treats made in China. Customers voiced their concerns about the treats and the company heard them.

Chewy dog treats from China have been linked to more than a thousand dog deaths according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"I have two dogs so they mean a lot to me," said Kim Bollinger a customer and pet owner.

 Petco has agreed to stop selling dog and cat treats made in China because the products are allegedly killing animals. The company plans to pull the treats off the shelves by the end of this year.

Some customers had no idea about the potentially dangerous treats. This customer was getting treats for her dog when we asked her is she knew about the doggie deaths.

"These are the products. I didn't know that I'm going to put it away. I don't want him to get sick so I won't get him any of those," said pet owner Casey Cunningham.  

 The FDA is still investigating the treats. Many shoppers pushed for pet stores to get rid of the treats.

"As for them pulling it its better safe than sorry," said Teresa Gallo a pet owner.

 Teresa Gallo was getting her dog bear groomed. She says she's picky about what she feeds him.

"I normally don't buy this kind of stuff because one it's not in a package  and you just never know who's touched it," said Gallo.  


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