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Karyn Bischoff, Clinical Toxicologist/Assistant Professor at NY State Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Cornell, said:

The tricky part of this situation is that the clinical signs and kidney changes are not typical of common veterinary toxicoses. This could be something completely new, like melamine was a few years ago. Melamine was not even considered to be particularly toxic, so nobody really thought to look for it. I don’t know if we have a similar situation here, but this doesn’t look like anything I’ve ever seen before. -------------------------------------------------------

They still don't know what they are looking for.

1 posted on 02/22/2012 10:49:16 AM PST by EBH
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To: EBH

Maybe not but folks should stop feeding this stuff to their dogs....


2 posted on 02/22/2012 10:58:21 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: TheOldLady

Chinee Chicky treats ping.

My cats ate a few bags of these dog treats (yeah, they’re not regular cats.. so what?) without any ill effects.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 10:58:52 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: EBH
This sucks. We just got a puppy. We were at the dog food isle trying to find stuff made in the U.S. A lot were chinese, some were other, some said "Processed in the United States" - doesn't say where the stuff came from, though. Only a few were Made in the USA.

So, for someone who hasn't had a dog for a while, what's okay and what isn't?

4 posted on 02/22/2012 11:04:22 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: EBH

These companies must have donated to Obama or something


8 posted on 02/22/2012 11:10:38 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: EBH

[tin foil hat firmly on head]
What if the Chinese are probing our responses to toxins and ability to perform toxicology analysis. What if this is a dry run to see what would occur if it happened to humans.

Something which destroyed the kidneys without immediate symptoms would certainly fall into the realm of chemical warfare.
[/tin foil hat firmly on head]


9 posted on 02/22/2012 11:15:17 AM PST by the_Watchman
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To: EBH
I shifted to feeding my dogs ONLY what I make for them at home. Not even store-bought dog biscuits.

Give them one of YOUR biscuits or a piece of whole wheat bread toasted.

Feed them raw meat, a little rice or other whole grain/legumes (at least 2-1 ration of meat to grain), carrot, peas, berries, brewers yeast, bone meal, cod liver oil.

In the summer shift to plain fish oil and drop the D3/Vit A of Cod liver oil. Organ meats at least once per week.

A treat for them is fresh lamb...or any GRASS FED meat.

It's expensive. $4/day for a Border Collie. They need about 12oz of meat a day if they're living the life of leisure. A pound of fat hamburger if they're working...plus all the extras above.

11 posted on 02/22/2012 11:17:58 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie Ping List...

More deaths...

And they still don’t know what they are looking for...


13 posted on 02/22/2012 11:24:11 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

I read all labels on all food I buy now for the country of origin.If it is China I do not buy it.


14 posted on 02/22/2012 11:24:23 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: EBH

Maybe it’s just me but I think it’s a little odd that we are importing chicken jerky all the way from China when we have the largest poultry industry in the world right here in America.


18 posted on 02/22/2012 11:38:34 AM PST by SamAdams76 (Rick Santorum for President - 2012)
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To: EBH

I quit giving my dogs chicken jerky treats the last time there was a scare about that substance causing sickness (and they came from China) and death of animals.


21 posted on 02/22/2012 11:53:25 AM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: EBH

Manufacturers Refusing Recall

OK.

Ban Them.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 11:58:57 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: EBH

Where does Milo’s Kitchen treats fall in all of this??

CA....


24 posted on 02/22/2012 12:29:37 PM PST by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: EBH

I used to feed my dogs the chicken and duck treats from walmart and places like that. They loved them.

After the earlier notice I stopped using them.

I think us made products are still pretty reliable. Purina seems to be good.

Avoid any food, drug or anything that comes in contact with food— coffee cups and plates with the pretty glazes— manufactured in China; they simply cannot be trusted and yet they seem to get a pass on inspections.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 12:31:22 PM PST by tsomer
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