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Chinese Pet Treats Linked to 900 Dog Deaths, Illnesses
ABC The Blotter ^ | May 23, 2012 | CINDY GALLI

Posted on 05/24/2012 11:26:46 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW

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Let's buy MORE Chinese crap! /s
1 posted on 05/24/2012 11:26:53 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


2 posted on 05/24/2012 11:30:37 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: DJ MacWoW

heck we stopped letting them put the toxic chemicals in baby formula, it has to go somewhere.


3 posted on 05/24/2012 11:31:01 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping?


4 posted on 05/24/2012 11:33:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SkyDancer

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.


5 posted on 05/24/2012 11:33:50 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Nine hundred dog deaths that we know of.
6 posted on 05/24/2012 11:36:25 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Yes. It’s probably much worse than that.


7 posted on 05/24/2012 11:41:24 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


8 posted on 05/24/2012 11:43:19 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TheOldLady

Probably several thousand.


9 posted on 05/24/2012 11:43:24 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SkyDancer

Yes, because there is always a Big fat Chinese flag on every item that has it’s roots in China.

amirite?


10 posted on 05/24/2012 11:46:37 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

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.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 11:48:59 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Oh Joe!


12 posted on 05/24/2012 11:49:25 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Thanks DJ, just reposted it this side of the pond.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 11:53:38 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


14 posted on 05/24/2012 11:53:38 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: moose07

Good! :-)


15 posted on 05/24/2012 11:56:53 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yes. We had a hard time switching our oldest cat. But he got hungry enough eventually.


16 posted on 05/24/2012 11:58:40 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
It is time to start uncovering all of the Chinese crap coming into the country!
Substandard to no standard electronics and even bolts (which I have experience with).
Bought some *grade 8* bolts from the local hardware store, would twist off and snap well before the minimum torque, very dangerous on heavy equipment.
Found out that they were made in China.
There electronic capacitors (Chinese) that you can buy locally are pure crap.

Where the hell is congress............I know, never mind.

17 posted on 05/24/2012 12:00:09 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


18 posted on 05/24/2012 12:00:38 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

What did you switch to?


19 posted on 05/24/2012 12:02:20 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I don’t feed my dog anything made in China. I feel only slightly more confident buying treats from Colombia, Brazil or Thailand.


20 posted on 05/24/2012 12:02:35 PM PDT by mancini
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To: DJ MacWoW

Oh, forgot, for the cats we buy *Science Diet* from the vet and so far no problems.


21 posted on 05/24/2012 12:02:58 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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:

http://www.king5.com/community/blogs/the-pet-dish/Diamond-Pet-food-recall-Costco-Kirkland-150356295.html

We have switched to another brand, but if anything happens again, I think we may start making food for our dogs.


22 posted on 05/24/2012 12:04:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: The Cajun

Chinese products are a joke. It’s sometimes hard to find the origin of products. It’s hidden and our government allows it.


23 posted on 05/24/2012 12:08:14 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I put a good portion of the blame on Nestle Purina.

Bingo. I thought I was keeping my dog safe by not buying her treats from the dollar store. But here the established name-brand product is just as bad.
24 posted on 05/24/2012 12:08:21 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


25 posted on 05/24/2012 12:09:06 PM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: PeteB570

I always liked Purina but that really scared me.


26 posted on 05/24/2012 12:09:26 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Iams. You know, the stuff tainted in Canada? *sigh*

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.

27 posted on 05/24/2012 12:11:17 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

FYI ping


28 posted on 05/24/2012 12:11:42 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: The Cajun

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.


29 posted on 05/24/2012 12:13:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


30 posted on 05/24/2012 12:15:26 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: trisham

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.


31 posted on 05/24/2012 12:16:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Zippo44
I'm so sorry!

In the article is a FB group that has a site for those who have lost their companions.

32 posted on 05/24/2012 12:18:01 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


33 posted on 05/24/2012 12:20:09 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: beaversmom

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.


34 posted on 05/24/2012 12:20:41 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Wurlitzer

Absolutely!!


35 posted on 05/24/2012 12:22:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Our vet, who is also a relative, swears by Science Diet.
I think their problem, a while back, was with their wet food.
We only buy the dry, like I said, so far no problems.
I guess considering all the problems that occur with even human food, it's a crap
shoot all the way around.
You just wind up doing the best you can and hope for the best, government
protection on this and every issue is just varying degrees of next to worthless.
36 posted on 05/24/2012 12:26:55 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


37 posted on 05/24/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT by baddog 219
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You just wind up doing the best you can and hope for the best, government protection on this and every issue is just varying degrees of next to worthless.

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.

38 posted on 05/24/2012 12:31:53 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Waggin’ Train is on Walmart shelves today.


39 posted on 05/24/2012 12:32:13 PM PDT by bgill
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To: beaversmom
It is very doubtful that <Heavy Sarcasm Open Quote>American</Heavy Sarcasm Close Quote> Congress would ever pass any meaningful COOL (Country Of Origin Legislation).

(BTW, does anyone happen to know if the FDA is still exempting Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturers from insections uh, inspections?)

40 posted on 05/24/2012 12:32:35 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1220 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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It's about politics, not safety. The FDA needs to be purged of any political influence.

I'm happy to hear that you could save your furry companion.

41 posted on 05/24/2012 12:33:52 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: bgill

Yup. WalMart is China Central.


42 posted on 05/24/2012 12:35:00 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Isn’t there something in the bar code that tell country of origin? I think it’s the first three numbers, not sure.


43 posted on 05/24/2012 12:40:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: SengirV

Dunno. I thought it was in the bar code. Like the first three numbers. I think China is 750.


44 posted on 05/24/2012 12:42:10 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: SkyDancer

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.


45 posted on 05/24/2012 12:43:40 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


46 posted on 05/24/2012 12:56:47 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


47 posted on 05/24/2012 1:08:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

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.


48 posted on 05/24/2012 1:12:44 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Dog’s can’t tell us that something has a funny taste. Either can human babies...


49 posted on 05/24/2012 1:15:34 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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No they can't. And if we feed it to them, they trust us and eat it.

There are recipes online for homemade dog treats. Then we'll know they're safe.

50 posted on 05/24/2012 1:18:27 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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