LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Dog owners beware: the FDA is issuing a health warning about jerky pet treats imported from China.

The agency reports some 1,800 new cases of pet illnesses since the last warning in October. It says the majority of the jerky treats were from China, with flavors that include chicken, duck, and sweet potato.

In all, investigators report a total of about 4,800 complaints and 1,000 dog deaths.

Copyright 2014 by WDRB News. All rights reserved.