Skip to comments.Jerky treats linked to deaths of 1,000 dogs
Posted on 05/18/2014 12:51:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Pet jerky treats, mostly imported from China, are being linked to more than 1,000 deaths in dogs, more than 4,800 complaints about animal illness, and, for the first time, sickness in three people who ate the products, federal health officials said Friday, according to nbcnews.com.
But Food and Drug Administration officials say they still can't identify a specific cause for the reported illnesses or deaths, despite seven years of tests and investigation.
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Anyone ever really seen a cesspool? Because when I say “China is the cesspool of the world” I wonder if anyone really understands how dangerous and disgusting it is
“officials say they still can’t identify a specific cause”
maybe dried, chemically laced, meat byproducts just aren’t good for anyone.
But then it has so much competition....any of the Arab states for instance.
Not at my house it doesn’t.
My dogs love dried sweet potato slices.
*Why* are people still buying *any* of these toxic things for their dogs??
Mine have never even seen one of them and never will.
Our dogs never eat anything from China..just the occasional yams which they LOVE..and their wet food(WD and ID, special pooch food for dogs with sensitive tummies) and of course their dry food from the same company.
I assume that they are made from executed criminals.
The US government has approved the practice of sending US raised chickens to China to be processed into prepared foods, then shipped back here labeled as “Made in the USA”
Why is Costco still selling them? Wake up, Costco!!
My dog LOVES him some carrots. That’s about the only treat I will give him.
I have been hearing about this for years now and still no answer. I’m starting to think they don’t want to find an answer. I only ever feed my girls treats from Blue Buffalo or Dinovite.
Why is the FDA considering allowing chickens processed in China (in plants FDA inspectors an forbidden to inspect, no less!) to be sold in the US as American products?
It's disgraceful that the "origin" of the product isn't always listed on the package, BUT, I know SOME brands do list "Made in USA" quite prominently on their pet products...it's a great marketing tool!
Don't know brands off-hand...I would have to check the cupboard, and that would wake up the dogs, and then they'd have to have a "treat", which isn't a good idea right now, LOL!
BTW...is there still a "doggie ping list" here somewhere? Years ago, "Hair of the Dog" (sic) had one...
Probably for the profit they earn from people who feed these toxic things to their dogs.
I doubt CostCo really gives a rip beyond that.
What could possibly go wrong?
It got approved?
If they do, no chicken based foods will be allowed in this house.
Simple as that.
Yep I always buy baby carrots for the dogs too.
They don’t digest great but the vet says its fine and they keep their teeth clean.
Well, as I promised, no chicken here.
While they’re terrible for putting all manner of toxic things into the food and treats they manufacture, it’s not always China that’s the problem. “Greenies” were the worst, domestic if I’m not mistaken. There were and probably still are those organic dried chicken chips and strips. Both have led to far too many canine fatalities. Well-meaning family members gave Greenies as gifts, I bought the dried chicken chips myself. The dogs had a fit over the chicken, loved them. Weren’t so wild about the Greenies. I think they just don’t digest well and eventually lead to perforation, not any better than eating hard plastic in that regard. I had no problems with any of my dogs because of those. I would have felt very guilty if they had.
Switch to Soylent Green. Makes for a better treat for you and your dogs.
I used to feed my pets older pet food, bought 6 or more months before feeding. I used to stockpile pet food, just as I’m storing food for the family in the event of an economic collapse or other catastrophe.
Now, I do it on purpose to safeguard my pet’s health.
Even the expensive premium brands are not exempt. I had older bags of Natural Balance grain free cat food when the first poisonings from China started. That was melamine in the rice that Natural Balance imported.
Our dogs love anything sweet potato related. Tonight we’re having shrimp and they are wild for shrimp skins. We also feed them barf. Bones and raw food... usually raw chicken. It’s the cooked bones that are dangerous and they never get those. We did stop the barf for a while because our son was living here and on medication that lowered his immune system. He has moved out now but we got out of the habit. Our dogs lost multiple teeth whereas before they had wonderful teeth so once a day now they get the barf. Occasionally Mr. Mercat will buy them rawhide chews but only those made in USA. Our dachshund steals them all and hides them around the house though. Mostly its science diet for older dogs. Our ACD is over 15. About 108, but still walks Mr. M two miles a day and chases toys.
Surely that can't be true??? It's the PROCESSING that's the problem?!!!
If it IS true, then Congress must stop/"repeal" that particular "rule"!
Got two dogs that love tomatoes. Really surprised me.
It’s one of their most favorite foods.
Hope tomatoes aren’t a problem for dogs.
Do we know which particular brands of jerky treats? I want to avoid those brand(s).
I’d like to be on that list as well.
I was shocked to hear a few days ago a story about a woman who purchased Jerky Treats from Costco that ended up killing her dog..I know Costco is known for selling everything but why sell any kind of dog food made in China, that is just a disaster waiting to happen
I’ve got one that loves tomatoes. He also loves pears and eats them off the ground under the pear trees in the yard.
We are importing over 90% of the seafood consumed now that Agenda 21 based fishing regulations have shipwrecked the American fishing industry.
I would be real careful about eating any imported fish or shrimp.
The Chinese govt. themselves admitted last week to widespread heavy metal contamination of their farmland.
Where did your shrimp come from?
Wow that reply took me by surprise.
Glad mine aren’t unique in that regard. Really surprised me.
I threw down a couple of spare tomatoes from my Subway sandwich a couple years ago and they gobbled them up.
Now, when I slice tomato, their tails go about 100mph.
And no, I haven’t been back to a Subway since they got all political joining up with Food Nazi Good-Food-For-Me-Not-For-Thee Moochelle.
It sounds like the producers and the government are “jerking” people around!
NOTHING from China for my maltepoo babies. Lil girl loves raw green beans. Her dad doesn`t but I buy Picnic cat treats for both. Made in US and they get them occassionally. They love them.
The user you are looking for is Joe 6-pack. I’m going to ping him.
I see Slings and Arrows already did.
And would any of us be surprised to learn that US raised chickens are being eaten by the Chinese and they are sending their contaminated chickens back to us, with the USDA’s “Product of the USA” on them, of course. Who trusts this government?
My little sky terrier seems to have no problem digesting the carrots and our vet has said it’s no problem for him.
I wouldn’t give my dog processed treats when a good natural treat like baby carrots is a far better and more healthy choice.
I sell doggy treats for a living. ONLY use American made products. I could have imported many times and made a ton of money but haven’t ever for this exact reason
I’m so glad CONgress has decided to let a China process our chicken. What could go wrong?
LOL, probably southeast Asia although we usually buy gulf. I forgot to check this time.
Which part? :-D
I had someone give me a goody bag of treats for my dog a few Christmases ago. I threw the entire bag away because everything in it was made in China and it stunk to high heaven. I give my dog table scraps only along with his kibble.
China is a third-world nation which has zero respect for human life. I make sure to never buy anything made in China. It’s hard though.
THAT one should have the laughing tinfoil “who’s crazy now?!?!”
Why anyone would want to buy ANYTHING made or manufactured in China is beyond me. Chinese stuff is CRAP!
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