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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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I have friends whose dogs are nuts about those water bottle toys.


41 posted on 02/09/2012 1:13:12 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: fella
Chinese melamine killed my parent's beloved cocker spaniel and losing that dog almost killed my dad, as his heart was utterly broken when he lost his girl.

Since then, I've learned to read the labels and NEVER buy any dog food or treats from China. There are several very fine dog foods made here in the USA, but American made rawhide is tough to find. Even things like CET products are made in Mexico now.

I keep looking, though. I can't think of a single thing I've done in this life that would justify the love and devotion my dogs seem to have for me, but I try to earn it by giving them the safest, best quality food and treats available.

42 posted on 02/09/2012 1:19:15 PM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: GBA

http://www.americanmadedogtoys.com/americanmaderawhide.aspx


43 posted on 02/09/2012 2:18:09 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: traderrob6

Family Shares Warning About Treats After Dog’s Death http://fox8.com/2012/01/09/family-shares-warning-about-treats-after-dogs-death/

chicken Jerky treat linked to dog deaths, illnesses
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/chicken-jerky-treat-linked-dog-deaths-illnesses/nFkCG/

FDA Continues to Caution Dog Owners About Chicken Jerky Products

Additional Information

FDA Cautions Consumers about Chicken Jerky Products for Dogs2

Preliminary Animal Health Notification - Chicken Jerky Products for Dogs3

Caution to Dog Owners About Chicken Jerky Products4

http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm280586.htm


44 posted on 02/09/2012 2:36:58 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

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45 posted on 02/09/2012 2:38:50 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: txmissy

tried that link, said domain for sale.


46 posted on 02/09/2012 3:02:02 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: allmendream

I have stopped buying anything that comes into contact with food..from china..mugs, dishes,etc pots and pans.

I bought some dishes from Poland, Italy or best yet from the USA.

the dog food I buy is from Blue Buffalo..all made in this country.i think Newman’s Own also is produced in Calif. and meets organic standards. I am taking no chances with me or my pupster!Sure, it might be a little more costly..but vet bills or the loss of my pupster is way more costly for me.
For bones, I go to the butcher and get her marrow bones, which she eats raw ( NOT cooked!).


47 posted on 02/09/2012 3:31:41 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: goseminoles; devolve; ntnychik; joe6pac

[I use plain old hooves. Dogs love them and they are cheap.]

Lol, that reminds me of years ago when we would have someone come to groom the horses hooves. My little dog, back then, would try to eat them and I would stop him.

I buy all Purina products and have never had a problem.


48 posted on 02/09/2012 4:08:50 PM PST by potlatch
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To: bbernard

I am sorry to hear about Muffy. Callie went downhill so fast, within hours. At first we thought she had gotten into rat poison or something but she never went outside off leash. Just shocking when they go so fast.


49 posted on 02/09/2012 4:22:10 PM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: traderrob6

Would you eat them?


50 posted on 02/09/2012 4:39:23 PM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: potlatch
From the article "Some of the pet food companies involved include well known pet food brands Purina"
51 posted on 02/09/2012 4:43:02 PM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: ColdOne

http://www.etsy.com/

I got right in...


52 posted on 02/09/2012 4:45:38 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: potlatch

When I had JRT’s, the would tear those stinky things
to but the lasted a month and cost a buck. Dogs don’t need rubber squeekied unless you are talking about tong with pb in them. Not sure where they are made...


53 posted on 02/09/2012 4:55:16 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Wow... auto correct sucks... sound like a tard..


54 posted on 02/09/2012 4:57:25 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: surroundedbyblue

Maybe China knows...I sure as s**t do not!!


55 posted on 02/09/2012 4:58:41 PM PST by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thank you that one worked.


56 posted on 02/09/2012 5:03:55 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: listenhillary; All
Thank you! I appreciate you alerting me very much. So many times before I have checked and Purina wasn't on the lists so I grew too comfortable!!

Looks like I'll be doing some online research because the Purina links in the article were just ads.

57 posted on 02/09/2012 5:06:14 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

http://dogfoodchat.com/dog-food-recalls/

Bookmark.

Hit refresh when you go there again...

Found on FB. ;)


58 posted on 02/09/2012 5:14:01 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: ColdOne

Duh. That’s cuz I’m SOOOOOOO perfect.

Oh.
Good.
Grief.

:)


59 posted on 02/09/2012 5:14:35 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

LOL!


60 posted on 02/09/2012 5:23:42 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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