Skip to comments.Chinese Pet Treats Linked to 900 Dog Deaths, Illnesses
Posted on 05/24/2012 11:26:46 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW
Just six months after issuing its latest warning about chicken jerky dog treats made in China, the Food and Drug Administration confirms it has logged more than 900 complaints from pet owners who say their dogs either were sickened or died after eating the treats.
The number of complaints has nearly doubled since the story was first reported by ABC News in March. The FDA says its investigation is ongoing and that it continues to test samples of the popular treats, which dog owners across the country say have caused kidney failure in their pets, resulting in severe illness or death.
Consumers have largely blamed two brands for the reported illnesses. Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch, both produced by Nestle Purina and made in China
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You should see pictures of the stuff that’s wound up in food over there. Nuts (metal kind) screws, bolts, pieces of metal plus dead insect and animal parts. Why anyone would buy any foodstuffs from China is beyond me.
heck we stopped letting them put the toxic chemicals in baby formula, it has to go somewhere.
It’s difficult to find stuff that isn’t made in China. And often labels only say who the US distributor is. You have to search for the manufacturer.
Yes. It’s probably much worse than that.
I put a good portion of the blame on Nestle Purina. How could they be buying stuff from China, where known problems have arisen many times previous, and not be regularly testing that product? China has virtually no quality controls in place, but Purina surely does! It’s a huge company, with it’s own labs. No excuse! Yeah, made in China, but sold worldwide by Purina.
I’m gonna go read my catz petfood bag right now! It’s Purina.
Probably several thousand.
Yes, because there is always a Big fat Chinese flag on every item that has it’s roots in China.
Two years ago I was feeding my cats dry Purina Cat Chow. I opened a new bag and gave it to all the cats, outdoors too. My 3 indoor cats vomited immediately. A woodchuck ate the bowl outside and we found it dead the next day. I don’t buy it anymore.
Thanks DJ, just reposted it this side of the pond.
Yeah,,,, I’m going to look for something else. But getting katz to change what they eat? You know what a pita that is! Need hairball relief food too.
Yes. We had a hard time switching our oldest cat. But he got hungry enough eventually.
Where the hell is congress............I know, never mind.
We’ve been feeding our 2 cats Purina Friskies Sea Food Sensations since that flavor came out or we got the cats - can’t remember which came first. The oldest is 10 and they both seem to like it.
The dogs do also when they can grab a bit or two from the cats.
The dogs eat Kibbles & Bits.
What did you switch to?
I don’t feed my dog anything made in China. I feel only slightly more confident buying treats from Colombia, Brazil or Thailand.
Oh, forgot, for the cats we buy *Science Diet* from the vet and so far no problems.
This is so horrible. We discovered about two weeks ago that our dog food, “Taste of the Wild” was/is manufactured at the Diamond plant:
We have switched to another brand, but if anything happens again, I think we may start making food for our dogs.
Chinese products are a joke. It’s sometimes hard to find the origin of products. It’s hidden and our government allows it.
Make it 901. We had to have our papillon put down after months of agonizing inability to keep anything down after consuming a few of those Doggie Death Chicken Jerky Treats.
I always liked Purina but that really scared me.
I'd feed my cats people food but they don't eat it. They were feral and table scraps have no appeal for them. My old guys favorite food is mouse and rabbit.
A few years ago there was a tainted food scare and I think Science Diet was one of the brands. So was what I use, Iams. What are you going to feed them? Most brands have had problems in the last 5 years.
I thought there was a law coming/came? into effect where it was mandated that the origin of the product had to be on it. I see all this distributed by stuff still so no telling where it comes from. Maybe I was wrong about the law.
I have a friend who has rescued greyhounds. She only feeds them home cooked fresh meats, rice and vegetables. One of her doggies had cancer and had a leg removed. He lived 3 more years and her vet said it was because she fed him “clean” food.
In the article is a FB group that has a site for those who have lost their companions.
While we may be over regulated, China has no meaningful regulations. Nothing from China should be ingested by any living creature.
China, with no morals whatsoever, will gladly sell us anything, but without any safety regulations. I am sure they will sell us thousands of tainted products until they kill us off. Someday, before it is too late, even liberals will have to realize not all cultures are equal and in fact some are downright dangerous to civilization. Is-slime and China fall into that category.
You weren’t wrong. I certainly remember that and I believe it was after the last big pet food scare where companies were buying tainted products from China. I wondered why it’s doesn’t seem to be in effect too.
I fed my dog some china jerky and she nearly died.. It took 2 thousand dollars to save her. The vet. and I called the FDA.... They were pissed that we called them.
I agree with your assessment!
I have a brother that drives semi's. He had to pick up a load of pickles. They gave him a tour. He no longer will touch pickles.
Waggin’ Train is on Walmart shelves today.
(BTW, does anyone happen to know if the FDA is still exempting Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturers from
insections uh, inspections?)
I'm happy to hear that you could save your furry companion.
Yup. WalMart is China Central.
Isn’t there something in the bar code that tell country of origin? I think it’s the first three numbers, not sure.
Dunno. I thought it was in the bar code. Like the first three numbers. I think China is 750.
I honestly don’t know. I do know that after the last big scare, products were supposed to be clearly marked. I believe that politics have trumped safety and information. None of us are surprised by that.
The only thing that’s holding us back is that four large dogs consume a surprising amount of food each day. Our largest is usually 115 to 120 lbs., next weighs 100 lbs., then two at about 85 lbs.
Still, I’m very concerned.
That’s a lot of meat to feed them. My friend added vegetables and rice. And she baked homemade dog “Cookies” as treats. They’re healthier.
Dog’s can’t tell us that something has a funny taste. Either can human babies...
There are recipes online for homemade dog treats. Then we'll know they're safe.
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