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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

Lol, not sure what JRT’s or pb is, but I’m very tired right now....

I have a Yorkie and he likes small stuffed animals to play with. I thought Purina Bacon Strips were safe for him but am going to have to check on that.


61 posted on 02/09/2012 5:24:26 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thank you soooo much BG! You are a sweetie!


62 posted on 02/09/2012 5:26:38 PM PST by potlatch
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To: traderrob6

You bet your sweet bippy I don’t!


63 posted on 02/09/2012 5:33:42 PM PST by Eepsy
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To: potlatch

64 posted on 02/09/2012 5:41:03 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: EBH

I wouldn’t buy dog food made in China, period.


65 posted on 02/09/2012 6:05:26 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Lol, that’s the good thing about having a very small dog - they can’t reach the table!


66 posted on 02/09/2012 6:19:01 PM PST by potlatch
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Made in China ping.


67 posted on 02/09/2012 6:23:03 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: potlatch

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/02/two-sick-puppies-walk-into-hospital-seeking-treatment/

Small dogs, you say? :)


68 posted on 02/09/2012 6:43:10 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Lol, thanks


69 posted on 02/09/2012 6:49:59 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

Back to the big dogs. And then....I’ll stop w/hi-jacking this thread....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84uC-cEPQsc

Israeli Special Tactics K9

See ya! :)


70 posted on 02/09/2012 6:53:14 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: allmendream

Sadly a lot pharmaceutical ingredients or nutritional supplements are made in China.


71 posted on 02/09/2012 7:05:26 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: left that other site

I found stuffed toys at Christmas time made in the USA, I was shocked.

I got mine at Petsmart.


72 posted on 02/09/2012 7:39:02 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: EBH
Who buys chicken for dogs?

But seriously, this has been going on since 2007. 14 dogs died in 2007 from pet treats imported from Canada.

The connection to China is that the wheat gluten (who feeds wheat gluten to dogs?) added to the treats is from China.

From the FDA website.

73 posted on 02/09/2012 7:49:44 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Shadowstrike

Thank You! I’ll check it out!


74 posted on 02/09/2012 8:13:40 PM PST by left that other site
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To: traderrob6
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.

I understand your posts in many past threads now.

75 posted on 02/09/2012 9:10:25 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: left that other site

Just go to your local Sally Ann or Goodwill or Saint Vincent dePaul’s and buy some used stuffies. It matters not where they came from, and you will be helping the less fortunate.

My GF’s mom (who works at a Goodwill outlet) sets aside stuffies for us, since we have FAR too many dogs. We gladly pay the $1-$2 each, and the toys last as long as 3 weeks!

You can make an anonymous donation (the ONLY charity that IS charity, afaiac), and get stuff for your furbuddies, for CHEAP!

Then you get to watch them play!

How much fun is THAT?

JMHO, YMMV...


76 posted on 02/10/2012 12:51:36 AM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: traderrob6

You couldn’t PAY me enough to eat “grown in the USA” tilapia, let alone what they ship here from China!

Tilapia is a trash fish, and most of the time it is fed from the “downstream” of a more ‘discriminating’ fish, like trout.

IOW, even in the US of A, they sell fish that are fed from the poop of other fish. Yum yum.

I hope you enjoy your ‘earnings’ from the despair and pain of others.

It is true, I suppose: ethics an morality are all relative. Maybe the atheists are on to something here.


77 posted on 02/10/2012 1:00:50 AM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: EBH

Some folk are far too much in love with their earnings to realize it’s blood money. So what if a few thousand pets have died, I got mine!


78 posted on 02/10/2012 1:05:13 AM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Don W

Excellent! I LOVE Goodwill!


79 posted on 02/10/2012 4:24:28 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Don W

I don’t import anything from China Einstein.


80 posted on 02/10/2012 4:50:56 AM PST by traderrob6
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