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.