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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

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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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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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To: potlatch

I was talking about the hard rubber toys with the hole in the middle. Put a little peanut butter in there and you’re set.


81 posted on 02/10/2012 4:59:18 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: EBH

Anecdotal at best.

As a forum in general we always view the press with a wary eye. All of the sudden when our pets are involved the MSM is gospel.

Remember, this is a very “emotional” subject and the press exploits that fact.


82 posted on 02/10/2012 5:36:01 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: allmendream

When it comes to clothing, “Made in the USA” often means “Made in a sweatshop in L.A. by illegal aliens”. People like to imagine the gleaming textile mills of yore in North Carolina, filled with happy, near-middle-class, Republican-voting garment workers, but for the most part those places ceased to exist long ago. For better quality, non-Chinese clothing, look for “Made in Canada” or “Made in Turkey”, instead.


83 posted on 02/10/2012 5:42:36 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Sri Lanka is pretty good also.

So long as people want cheap shirts there will not be a market for American middle class workers manufacturing them. Hard to out compete Sri Lanka on sewing shirts.

Luckily we don't have to. They can make us shirts and we can make them food and guns and medicine and entertainment and the other things we do like nobody else.

84 posted on 02/10/2012 5:46:06 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: traderrob6
Press...schmess....

The last set of links are from the government.

Just because they have not pinpointed...doesn't mean it is not happening. Running the wrong tests=wrong results.

This is looking like some kind of chemical contaminate and there are thousands of tests needed to identify it. I have a strong suspicion what it might be since the chicken is sourced through China. I would be curious to know if these dogs were on heartworm medications and if the China source is using an arsenic laced chicken feed like Nitro-3 or Roxarsone equivalent. A combination of the two may be what is leading to the symptoms and based on the reports many of the symptoms are similar to arsenic poisoning.

85 posted on 02/10/2012 6:03:14 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: ColdOne

http://www.etsy.com/


86 posted on 02/10/2012 6:09:08 AM PST by txmissy
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To: EBH

And all the sudden everything thrown out by the government is gospel?

Arsenic in even minute quantities is VERY easily identified in even the most basic of contaminate testing. If the “government” had anything solid they’d have demanded a recall.


87 posted on 02/10/2012 7:45:26 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Silentgypsy; jahp; LilAngel; metmom; EggsAckley; Battle Axe; SweetCaroline; Grizzled Bear; ...
MADE IN CHINA POTTERY STAMP

A ping list dedicated to exposing the quality, safety and security issues of anything “Made in China”.


Please FReepmail me if you would like to be on or off of the list.

88 posted on 02/10/2012 7:53:55 AM PST by JACKRUSSELL
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To: AirForceMom

I make my own “Waggin Train” chicken treats. Cook a whole chicken. Cut the meat into chunks and strips. Then microwave the strips and pieces of chicken 30 seconds to 1 minute over and over until you get the desired texture. A lot of treats can be made from one whole chicken. It is cheaper than buying premium bags of treats. My treats stay dry in a paper bag on the shelf and in the fridge.


89 posted on 02/10/2012 8:04:23 AM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: traderrob6

I believe you are a voice of reason here. I want my dog to be safe and I give him Purina One, Alpo snaps and Blue Dog Bakery treats.

However, he makes his own choices on our walks and being a huge lab, he is not particular and too fast to stop when he sees a nauseating but tasty scrap of something.

I think we can become too fearful and paranoid. There is arsenic in the water I drink and it’s very tasty. I miss it in bottled water.

A lot of people drink bottled water without realizing it’s no better for you than tap water.

We’ve become a nation of ninny nannies. Unless one’s dog was autopsied, there is no way to know what caused a sudden death. If nothing new was given to the dog, it probably isn’t the dog food or treats.


90 posted on 02/10/2012 8:11:48 AM PST by altura (Pining for Perry but willing to settle for Newt or Santorum.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

America must support China through ‘free trade’. If our standards are higher than the exporting countries, it’s called a ‘barrier to trade’ and is VERBOTEN.

You think you have rights in this country....but the transnational corporations have all the rights, and you have none!


91 posted on 02/10/2012 8:23:22 AM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: listenhillary

“Would you eat them?”

No, and I don’t lick my balls either.


92 posted on 02/10/2012 8:59:39 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6; listenhillary

I don’t think you can do the second thing unless you’re extremely limber, but it’s got nothing to do with the first one. In general I agree that the media blows things out of proportion, but I do have some concerns about things coming out of China and I don’t know that we can trust our government on this. Or much of anything else.


93 posted on 02/10/2012 9:47:17 AM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: potlatch

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A Yorkie?

Try the ultra high-protein Hunter Mix.....

- Live rabbit!

.


94 posted on 02/11/2012 7:25:49 AM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - you can't do that on WebTV - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: devolve

{A Yorkie?]
My previous little dog was a Peke-A-Poo named Potlatch
You know I have a Yorkie now.
I never heard of Hunter Mix, it may not still be around, but puppy food is very high in protein and then you are supposed to taper off when they reach a certain age.
A rabbit would be as big or bigger than Piper, lol.


95 posted on 02/11/2012 11:51:38 AM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Tex got Hunter Mix, Rabbit Mix, Badger Mix, and Possum Mix

.


96 posted on 02/11/2012 5:29:16 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - you can*t do that on WebTV - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: devolve

Strange mix unless you mean the local wildlife!


97 posted on 02/11/2012 5:56:43 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Exactly!

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98 posted on 02/11/2012 6:01:58 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - you can*t do that on WebTV - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: left that other site

Here’s a couple.

http://www.dogtoys.com/madeinusa.html

http://www.usamadepetsupplies.com/

http://www.konaschips.com/Toys.asp

http://dogtoysmadeinusa.net/

http://www.usab2c.com/category/americanmade_dogtoys

http://www.mickeyspetsupplies.com/Made-in-USA-pet-supplies-s/118.htm


99 posted on 02/22/2012 11:18:10 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Netizen

Ahhh! Thank You!

And Linda Thanks You!


100 posted on 02/22/2012 12:39:22 PM PST by left that other site
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