Dogs are more than just pets--they're family members. That's why when I first learned about a product reportedly harming our four-legged friends, i didn't need to be convinced this issue needed to be looked into.
The "Real Ham Bone" is a product - sold nationwide - dog owners across the county say is making their dogs sick.
Despite the Better Business Bureau warning against the bones, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) telling pet owners not to buy them, the product remains on store shelves.
Now, it's time to hold the FDA's feet to the fire to get answers about what they're doing to ensure pet safety. I've reached out to them demanding answers about what they've done since learning of the complaints to determine if the product should continue to be sold.
If you or someone you know has had issues with the "Real Ham Bone," go here for my contact information.
I know what dogs mean to their owners, and I want to be sure I'm doing what I can to protect all four-legged family members.
Senator Claire McCaskill
Editor's Note: Interestingly, in March 2015 Snopes.com came to the conclusion that allegations against Dynamic Pet Products Real Ham Bone were unproven. This brings to mind a commentary by the late May Belle Osborne written in 2012 alleging that Greenies was responsible for the death of her cat Felix. While others came to the fore to agree with her allegations, Greenies continues to be sold in stores and veterinarians' offices. Just how many pet deaths does it take to issue a recall?