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Despite FDA warnings and pet deaths, pet food companies wonít recall treats
PetSitUSA ^ | 2/7/11

Posted on 02/09/2012 11:23:11 AM PST by EBH

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is again cautioning consumers that chicken jerky products for dogs (also sold as chicken tenders, strips or treats) may be associated with illness in dogs. In the last 12 months, FDA has seen an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China.

Now, four months later, pets are still dying from these treats. And, since the FDA testing has been inconclusive, the pet food companies that sell them aren’t recalling them. Again, that’s even though many pets are dying. Some of the pet food companies involved include well known pet food brands Purina and Dogswell.

Because tests by the FDA are inconclusive, pet treat manufacturers are not required by law to recall their products, and none of them have volunteered to do so. But given that the tests have not pinpointed the contaminant does not mean it is not contaminated. The FDA issued a warning to pet owners in November, 2011 in regards to this issue.

The question many are asking is how many dogs will have to die before the products are recalled? It is already estimated that the dead and dying are numbered at more than 500. This number does not count all of the cases that have not made the connection yet between a pet’s illness and the treats. The treats are causing kidney failure and Fanconi syndrome, with some cases resulting in death; others, in chronic kidney disease...

...At a news conference today in Cleveland, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, and Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich both petitioned the FDA to step up their investigation. They both called for the Food and Drug Administration to take immediate action ...

(Excerpt) Read more at petsitusa.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: china; corruption; doggieping; dogs; fda; fraud; kittyping; petfood; pettreats
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To: goseminoles

hooves, antlers...all good!


21 posted on 02/09/2012 12:04:40 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

Thank you. We have had 3 family dogs get sick and pass suddenly last year, all of them pretty young.
I am letting everyone know to lookout for chinese made ANYTHING.


22 posted on 02/09/2012 12:06:50 PM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: EBH

Thank you. We have had 3 family dogs get sick and pass suddenly last year, all of them pretty young.
I am letting everyone know to lookout for chinese made ANYTHING.


23 posted on 02/09/2012 12:07:10 PM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: allmendream

Our people in charge have pretty much made it impossible to buy from anyone but China.

China can also route their poisons through other countries without having to put their name on it. We don’t have a chance in hell. Some small things, like dog toys we might be able to make ourselves...until they make that illegal.

Just like in the near future we will be MADE to have checking accounts at banks with fees paid to the government just for having one. Your SS check will have to go straight to the bank, another fee.

Just like the healthscam. We pay out the AZZ and get less freedom, less privacy, less ownership.


24 posted on 02/09/2012 12:15:01 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: AirForceMom

I am sorry to hear about your Callie. My wife and I just lost our Rat Terrier, Muffy in a similar fashion. One night last month we went to bed and she was fine. When we woke she was paralyzed. It was so sad. She was 13 but seemed to be in good perfect health.

Like you, this has me wondering the same...


25 posted on 02/09/2012 12:16:34 PM PST by bbernard
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To: EBH

This is Bullsh!t.

I broker several million lbs of dog treats from all over the world per year and am aware of no evidence whatsoever pointing to imported chicken treats causing animal fatalities.

FDA has been looking into this for some time and have found nothing difinitive.

Why should the companies recall the product when even the ultra reactive FDA can state nothing with confidence.

If you’re worried, don’t buy the treats.


26 posted on 02/09/2012 12:23:01 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: EBH

Even before this happened we always checked the label. Nothing ever from China or Mexico.


27 posted on 02/09/2012 12:26:04 PM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: surroundedbyblue
Can someone please tell me why the eff we still import ANYTHING from that cesspool known as China??

If it were not for the chinese products we could place all US made products in a single 2,000 sq ft retail store.

28 posted on 02/09/2012 12:26:13 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: traderrob6

I’ve noticed many products are now saying, “Distributed by so & so company”, without saying where the products are made.


29 posted on 02/09/2012 12:28:19 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Better not buy Shrimp, Talapia, etc at your grocery store as the vast majority comes from China and surrounding countries.


30 posted on 02/09/2012 12:30:13 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: aimhigh

“I’ve noticed many products are now saying, “Distributed by so & so company”, without saying where the products are made.”

True. Most Chicken based treats, Beef Rawhides and Jerky products are coming from China.

The only company that I know that’s producing finished product using exclusively domestic suppliers foor raw material is Jurassic Pet out of Rockford Illinois.


31 posted on 02/09/2012 12:35:11 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: left that other site

This link might be helpful.
http://www.toysmadeinamerica.com/dogs.html


32 posted on 02/09/2012 12:45:57 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea

Thank You, dear Dogggie loving Fellow FReeper! :-)


33 posted on 02/09/2012 12:49:25 PM PST by left that other site
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To: sodpoodle; left that other site

Some dogs love the crunchy sound of a water bottle in a sock or if you can sew you can make a little more elaborate stuffed critter. There are some DIY instructions out there (google something like “Crunchy Water Bottle Dog Toy”). You can buy the toys premade, but I notice they are imported. You can check those out first and just make your own. I know my puppies always loved to play with water bottles. Of course, I’m not sure where the bottles are made and the safety of them is a whole other thing.


34 posted on 02/09/2012 12:56:12 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: EBH

Oh, you beat me. I should have known.


35 posted on 02/09/2012 12:57:04 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea

That might work! I just made a sock toy with a tennis ball, but Linda is not amused because it doesn’t squeak. But a water bottle on the other hand makes some real good noise! I’ll try it!


36 posted on 02/09/2012 1:00:23 PM PST by left that other site
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To: fella

Horrible. I would be so angry. In fact, it wasn’t my dog and I’m angry.


37 posted on 02/09/2012 1:01:48 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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bump!


38 posted on 02/09/2012 1:07:48 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: left that other site

Welcome, I was pretty late to the party tho. BTW here is a fun and easy recipe that is basically the same as that expensive frozen treat you can buy your dog. Mine loves it.
http://eatitanyway.com/cook-it/pauli-pops/

Not a dog toy, but... :)


39 posted on 02/09/2012 1:10:22 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: sodpoodle

Whoo hoooo! Thanks for the link!


40 posted on 02/09/2012 1:11:17 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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