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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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?)