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Chicken jerky treats linked to mystery illnesses, deaths in dogs
MSNBC ^ | November 21, 2011 | JoNel Aleccia

Posted on 11/21/2011 4:18:34 PM PST by khnyny

Chicken jerky treats may be to blame for dozens of new reports of mysterious illnesses and some deaths in dogs, prompting a renewed warning for pet owners by the Food and Drug Administration.

At least 70 dogs have been sickened so far this year after reportedly eating chicken jerky products imported from China, FDA officials said. That’s up from 54 reports of illness in 2010. Some of the dogs have died, according to the anecdotal reports from pet owners and veterinarians.

FDA officials say they have not been able to find a cause for the illnesses. Extensive chemical and microbiological testing has failed to turn up a specific contaminant and officials did not identify a specific brand of treats. They note that the reports of illness have not conclusively been tied to chicken jerky products, also sold as chicken tenders, chicken strips or chicken treats.

The new warning follows previous FDA cautions about chicken jerky treats in 2007 and 2008. But after a high of 156 reports of illness in 2007, the number of complaints dropped. Now, it's rising again.

Dog owners and vets are reporting that animals may be stricken with a range of illnesses within days or hours of eating chicken jerky, including kidney failure and Fanconi syndrome, a condition characterized by low glucose.

(Excerpt) Read more at vitals.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; corruption; doggieping; dogs; madeinchina; petfood; pets; poison
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More imported poison from China. This is dangerous.
1 posted on 11/21/2011 4:18:37 PM PST by khnyny
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

2 posted on 11/21/2011 4:22:36 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: khnyny
I don't buy that stuff for my mutt.

If the chicken parts are so bad that they cannot be made into a mcnugget, then it may not be fit for dogs.

3 posted on 11/21/2011 4:22:49 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping!


4 posted on 11/21/2011 4:22:49 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

Chicken Jerky Treats ping.

So far it looks like they are bad for some dogs.

Likely no data on odd cats who discovered they were tasty.


5 posted on 11/21/2011 4:23:44 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Slings and Arrows; TheOldLady
I have a couple of cats who eat those chicky-jerky treats.

They were a gift for Mason dog, who never ate any but died anyway.

The cats found them and proclaimed them acceptable. They're still eating them.

Like an hour ago.

6 posted on 11/21/2011 4:26:43 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: khnyny

From another source:

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/chicken-jerky-pet-treat-alert/


7 posted on 11/21/2011 4:27:20 PM PST by khnyny (Our government has become Hal in "2001 A Space Odyssey")
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To: khnyny; jahp; LilAngel; metmom; EggsAckley; Battle Axe; SweetCaroline; Grizzled Bear; goldfinch; ...
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.

8 posted on 11/21/2011 4:30:32 PM PST by JACKRUSSELL
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To: humblegunner

Sorry to hear about Mason, I was wondering about him just a couple days ago. Probably because some n00b resurrected an ancient thread and I saw a post by Flyer.


9 posted on 11/21/2011 4:30:52 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: khnyny

I was buying my Basenji chicken jerkey treats from Milo’s Kitchen. He loved those things! It was like crack for him! I noticed that they were made in China. Other Milo’s Kitchen treats are made in the US, but he doesn’t like the other flavors. I’ve looked at other brands of chicken jerky treats, and they all seem to be made in China. Basnejis are especially prone to Fanconi syndrome, so I stopped giving them to him. I also noticed that he was having a lot of asthma attacks when he ate them.


10 posted on 11/21/2011 4:32:49 PM PST by toothfairy86
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To: humblegunner

11 posted on 11/21/2011 4:33:45 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

He lived a long time and enjoyed his retirement in the country.

He died in his own yard, well fed and loved, uninjured and not lost.

I say he won. That’s a win.

He’s missed.


12 posted on 11/21/2011 4:33:53 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

It makes me angry as I think my dog was affected. Noticed some negative symptoms and I stopped giving him the “treats” as I thought they didn’t agree with him.

As Americans, we also need to know where our people food is coming from - personally, I want nothing to do with any food product imported from China - I don’t care how cheap it is...


13 posted on 11/21/2011 4:34:43 PM PST by khnyny (Our government has become Hal in "2001 A Space Odyssey")
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To: khnyny

Our doggy got sick when we gave him some kind of meat jerky treats from China.

Now give our dog only stuff made in the old USA.

So folks, just wait until all of your medical products are made there. Yip freakin eee.


14 posted on 11/21/2011 4:34:56 PM PST by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: humblegunner

Dogs are cool


15 posted on 11/21/2011 4:35:05 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: humblegunner

You did right by him and Jim. Thanks.


16 posted on 11/21/2011 4:35:31 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: khnyny

My dog’s been eating the chicken jerky strips from Costco for years with no ill effects that I’ve noticed.


17 posted on 11/21/2011 4:35:37 PM PST by Argus
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To: khnyny

Chickity China?


18 posted on 11/21/2011 4:35:57 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: humblegunner

I’m sorry about the loss of your dog, but it sounds like he had a great life and was very well loved. You’ll see him again.


19 posted on 11/21/2011 4:36:33 PM PST by khnyny (Our government has become Hal in "2001 A Space Odyssey")
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To: JoeProBono; Eaker; Allegra; TheMom; thackney; TheOldLady

If there was ever a better thread for this video, I ain’t seen it.

Chickety China, Chinese Chicken!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd4XaLwXpLQ


20 posted on 11/21/2011 4:37:09 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

Oh, I hate to hear this. My poor HUGE American Bulldog is plagued by skin conditions, and I spend so much on “pure” food...then, a few months ago I (stupidly) bought a large bag of chicken jerky at Safeway. His skin is still a mess, and now I’m afraid it was that stupid decision of mine.

I swear this is it! I am NEVER buying any food or toy for my dogs with the tag: made in China. I hate to bad mouth a company, but I think I nearly bought a “Hartz” pet toy that said MIC...it looked crappy, and I put it back. Forgive me if I’m spreading untruths...but the point is...check out where that toy is coming from. China puts horrible crap in the rubber.

Oh, and since I mentioned it, my dog is doing better now. It was never life threatening...just that miserable skin that some white dogs have.

Hope everyone’s dog here is safe.


21 posted on 11/21/2011 4:38:25 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: khnyny

I will not buy any products for my dog made in China.
I queried the pet store as to why everything comes from China?Trader Joes has chicken jerky treats that say Made in USA ,but I often wondering if they are referring to the packaging.Anybody????


22 posted on 11/21/2011 4:38:44 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: combat_boots

Butthead...is that you?

Yeah, dogs are cool. The new Beavis and Butthead programs are a hoot, too. Seems Mike Judge, the creator (also did King of the Hill, I think)...has figured out the liberal agenda.

Ya got to watch it to understand. Not for the faint of heart...but dang funny.


23 posted on 11/21/2011 4:41:41 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: toothfairy86

I gave them to my basenjis for a while, but switched. They didn’t seem to have any problems. Of course, I’m convinced they’re indestructible since they’re 16 years old and still chugging along.


24 posted on 11/21/2011 4:43:48 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Pigsley
We're good.

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25 posted on 11/21/2011 4:44:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: humblegunner

26 posted on 11/21/2011 4:47:09 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: khnyny

That chicken ain’t chicken...do ya think?


27 posted on 11/21/2011 4:47:29 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

If you love your dog do not feed it anything made in China.


28 posted on 11/21/2011 4:49:15 PM PST by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Pigsley

I was being serious. Have one of the dogs sleeping right next to me right now. He doesn’t see so well these days, so we protect him.


29 posted on 11/21/2011 4:50:48 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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Interesting. FWIW, I just discovered that Evil Cat Zia likes Doritos.


30 posted on 11/21/2011 4:50:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pigsley; khnyny; Tijeras_Slim; combat_boots
Here's old Mason. He's sharing a deer shoulder with a kitten.

He was a real killer, he was. ;-)

31 posted on 11/21/2011 4:53:18 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

Handsome devil.


32 posted on 11/21/2011 4:55:16 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: khnyny

But they taste so good and they are cheaper than the other jerky products I eat.


33 posted on 11/21/2011 4:57:52 PM PST by ProudFossil
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To: khnyny

My dog gets human jerky, usually cheaper than dog jerky. Wouldn’t feed her that dog crap jerky...


34 posted on 11/21/2011 4:59:02 PM PST by goat granny
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To: khnyny

I avoid any dog stuff made in China. My dog’s favorite treats are by Waggin’ Train made right here in South Carolina. They have a duck jerky that he likes.


35 posted on 11/21/2011 4:59:02 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: humblegunner

Great pic!

My 150 lb Amer. Bulldog shares bones/toys/etc., with my sweet/bratty 19 lb Boston Terrier. I love him for it.


36 posted on 11/21/2011 5:00:29 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: combat_boots

Sorry, for de-railing your comment.

I think dogs are one of the coolest things that God gave us human beings.

Always had them, always will.


37 posted on 11/21/2011 5:04:09 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: stylecouncilor

I checked our package of Waggin’ Train; USA owned company, but product made in China.
Does your package indicate the product made in South Carolina?

(Jeeze! My dogs LOVE these! Has anyone made them, themselves with a dehydrator?)


38 posted on 11/21/2011 5:11:17 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: JACKRUSSELL; khnyny

BUMP


39 posted on 11/21/2011 5:13:53 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Pigsley

Check out this site to see how the food you’re using is rated: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/


40 posted on 11/21/2011 5:21:00 PM PST by Shannon
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My dog gets human jerky...

:-O

Is it anyone I know?

41 posted on 11/21/2011 5:21:19 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: humblegunner
He lived a long time and enjoyed his retirement in the country.

He died in his own yard, well fed and loved, uninjured and not lost.

I say he won. That’s a win.

He’s missed.
..............................

I hope my obituary reads as well as that one.

42 posted on 11/21/2011 5:24:00 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: khnyny

Thank you for posting this!!

My sister lost “Kirby” a few years ago from dry dog food imported from China. The vet said his kidneys failed from whatever poisonous ingredient was added — AND this was an expensive, high end dog food, the kind sold in fancy pet stores!!

My little Shih-tzu loves chicken jerky — he has had terrible skin problems and has spent many hours at the vet ($$$). Vet thought it was a flea allergy but it turns out it wasn’t, vet couldn’t figure it out. Now I’m thinking it is from the chicken jerky!!

I will check labels FROM NOW ON — Waggin’ Train, Milo’s Kitchen and Trader Joe’s chicken strips are regular dog food items at my home.

I would be terribly heartbroken if one of my dogs died — not to mentioned VERY angry.


43 posted on 11/21/2011 5:26:39 PM PST by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: khnyny

Correlation does not imply causation.


44 posted on 11/21/2011 5:33:16 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: Mears

bfl


45 posted on 11/21/2011 5:40:33 PM PST by Mears (I can't take anymore of this.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

LOL I did word that strangly didn’t I? Reread it a couple of times before I saw what you saw....Am a little slow today I guess.....


46 posted on 11/21/2011 5:40:37 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Pigsley

Try this stuff:

http://www.nustock.com/

It’s a miracle cure.

I kid you not.

[your white dog will be yellow for a while but it’ll fix ~any~ skin problem]


47 posted on 11/21/2011 5:41:14 PM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

My Husky and Shitzu love the Waggin’ Train chicken strips. So far, no problems. I just checked the package. I thought they were from North Carolina, but found out they were imported from China.

I’ll keep an eye on this. I worry about anything from China.


48 posted on 11/21/2011 5:42:57 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: khnyny

My wife makes homemade chicken jerky-our dog loves it.

http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com/chicken-jerky-dog-treats.html


49 posted on 11/21/2011 5:51:05 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: humblegunner

Thank you. One I lost.


50 posted on 11/21/2011 5:52:24 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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