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The Associated Press reports that Petco, the 1,300-store pet food retailer, says that it "will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China by the end of this year due to ongoing fears that the imported treats are making pets sick." It will replace them, the company says, with products made in the US, New Zealand, Australia and South America.

According to the story, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasn’t been able to identify why pets are getting ill. Since it launched an investigation late last year, the FDA said it received more than 4,800 complaints of pet illnesses and 1,000 dog deaths after eating Chinese-made chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats."
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