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Pet jerky treat death toll: 360 dogs, 1 cat, FDA says
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Posted on 09/15/2012 10:12:13 AM PDT by chessplayer

At least 360 dogs and one cat reportedly have died in the U.S. after eating chicken jerky pet treats made in China, even as claims of illnesses tied to the products have topped 2,200, federal veterinary health officials said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012issues; chickenjerkytreats; china; deathtoll; doggieping; kittyping; madeinchina; sinofascism; toxicchina
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FFS, this country can't even so much as make pet food anymore,,,it has to be imported?
1 posted on 09/15/2012 10:12:15 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Glad you posted this. I tell everybody I know or see near them in pet stores or at Costco NOT to buy the chicken treats for dogs. Damn Chinese use dead diseased chickens to make them and have slaughtered millions of probable sick chickens and have found a use for them for sale to unsuspecting U.S. dog owners.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 10:15:37 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: chessplayer

I’ve discovered that my dogs love baby carrots as treats. The vet says they don’t digest them well but says it won’t hurt them.


3 posted on 09/15/2012 10:17:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer
Something got lost in translation...

...the Chicoms were to export tainted pet food to our supermarkets and we were to export the dead pets to their restaurants.

Business.

4 posted on 09/15/2012 10:17:46 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Mitt four then Sarah eight.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Can’t believe Costco still sells this crap.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 10:17:53 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: chessplayer

“....360 dogs, 1 cat, FDA says”

“.....even as claims of illnesses tied to the products have topped 2,200, federal veterinary health officials said.”

These are the reported statistics. Doesn’t include animals folks buried in the backyard ‘cause they couldn’t afford to take them to the Veterinarian so they could become part of the statistics.


6 posted on 09/15/2012 10:20:28 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Happy Rain
The Chinese dominate the US markets in human antibiotic and pharma sales. Hate to see what happens when there are major recalls in those fields.
7 posted on 09/15/2012 10:20:44 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: chessplayer

By the way, I remember reading a story of a couple who fed them to their dog. The dog died. The couple was so devastated they BOTH committed suicide. True story.


8 posted on 09/15/2012 10:21:17 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: chessplayer

Apparently, other countries are better at producing these specialty treats. Just think of the ad potential - “So irresistible they’ll be the last snack your pet will ever beg for!”
Back in 2008, a bunch of nitwits in this country imported a president from Kenya, and it worked out just fine, hasn’t it?


9 posted on 09/15/2012 10:21:44 AM PDT by MarineDad
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To: chessplayer

Do not buy this for your pets. Give them all natural treats.

A friend of mine gets bones from a butcher and bakes the bones and dips them in beef or chicken broth. They love getting the marrow out of the bone, as well as chewing the leftover meat from the bone.

Beef hocks are another great treat, boiled then baked. Just enough meat and gristle to make doggie happy.


10 posted on 09/15/2012 10:23:30 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: chessplayer

This pet death toll is approaching that of pets gratutiously shot by police.


11 posted on 09/15/2012 10:23:37 AM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: cripplecreek

Is good to mix in steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots into your dog’s food. Most dogs love it and is a great way to satisfy a dog’s hunger and they’ll lose weight too! You buy one of those bags for microwave, set to 5 minutes then put in container for frig. and will last a week if you use as add-in to regular dog food.


12 posted on 09/15/2012 10:23:48 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: mardi59

I make turkey cookies for the pooches. I spread ground turkey on a baking sheet with a little olive oil and bake it till its dry and cut it into squares.


13 posted on 09/15/2012 10:26:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer

There is this store in New York, upstate, called Guido’s, that sells these cheap ass Chinese chicken treats for dogs. Make sure you read the label!

There are a variety of companies that are made in the usa.

http://www.konaschips.com/


14 posted on 09/15/2012 10:34:06 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
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To: sneakers

doggie snack bttt


15 posted on 09/15/2012 10:34:23 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: cripplecreek

That is fantastic. All natural is the best. I love it. Good for you! :)


16 posted on 09/15/2012 10:35:27 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: chessplayer
We lost really good Great Pyrenees goat dog a few years ago to that melamine that the ChiComs sold to the pet food companies as protein.
17 posted on 09/15/2012 10:37:41 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: chessplayer

One reason I stay away from farm-raised shrimp. The other reason is that their texture is just too rubbery. I prefer to pay more and get the Gulf shrimp.


18 posted on 09/15/2012 10:41:20 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

My brother was here for a few months and started feeding my dog those things and she loved them. I noticed that she was drinking lots and lots of water and asked him to quit and within days she was back to normal. I think he still feeds them to his dogs.


19 posted on 09/15/2012 10:42:37 AM PDT by tiki
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To: chessplayer

I have seen a video of how the Chicoms make chicken eggs from chemicals!


20 posted on 09/15/2012 10:43:18 AM PDT by entropy12
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To: mardi59
"Do not buy this for your pets. Give them all natural treats.

A friend of mine gets bones from a butcher and bakes the bones and dips them in beef or chicken broth. They love getting the marrow out of the bone, as well as chewing the leftover meat from the bone.

Beef hocks are another great treat, boiled then baked. Just enough meat and gristle to make doggie happy."

Do some research on cooked bones for dogs. Cooked bones can splinter & damage the intenstines. Many people give the leftover steak bones as treats too.

Raw bones, including chicken bones are okay to feed because they are soft & can be digested. Cooked bones are brittle & have sharp edges & that's the problem.

21 posted on 09/15/2012 10:44:54 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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22 posted on 09/15/2012 10:46:29 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: chessplayer

23 posted on 09/15/2012 10:49:09 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Joe 6-pack
London broil is always on sale often two for one, slice thin, a small amount of salt bake on a cookie sheet or whatever at 250 for a couple o hours or so, flipping once. Dog loves em I even eat some and made in America, my kitchen USA.
24 posted on 09/15/2012 11:03:39 AM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: chessplayer

Cheerios.

Saltines.

Leftovers.

A little bit of kibble covered in ketchup.

Sandwich turkey.

You don’t need jerky treats.


25 posted on 09/15/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: chessplayer

What about Nestle Purina Beggin’ Strips?

My dog loves ‘em, but now I’m afraid to give them to him.

I am tired as Hell of manufactured in china.

About to call purina and tell them sell their crap to the chinese.


26 posted on 09/15/2012 11:10:33 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chessplayer; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

27 posted on 09/15/2012 11:13:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: combat_boots
Frozen broccoli florets. (easy)

Fresh chopped broccoli.

Fresh or frozen green beans.

Cheese.

28 posted on 09/15/2012 11:15:51 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Later.


29 posted on 09/15/2012 11:16:28 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: chessplayer

Hi yankee...haha...Don listen to dis...Poon jab doggie yum yums good for yankee and doggie...you like...haha...Flee trade good for yankee....You save yankee dime...good for you, make yankee proud...byebye now!

30 posted on 09/15/2012 11:17:59 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: LADY J

I’ve had dogs on the Bones and Raw Food (BARF) diet since 1998.

No processed crap...only fresh meat, fruits and veggies. My dogs range in size from Irish Wolfhound to Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Better health, better coats, smaller dumps and you don’t have to pay to have their teeth cleaned.

I can’t believe that so many Americans buy goods from people who want to kill us...especially food products.

BUY AMERICAN. It may take longer to find and you may pay more, but it’s worth it.


31 posted on 09/15/2012 11:20:08 AM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: patriotsblood

“This pet death toll is approaching that of pets gratutiously shot by police.”

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I figured someone would post this crap and I didn’t have to wait long.

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32 posted on 09/15/2012 11:21:00 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Slings and Arrows
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33 posted on 09/15/2012 11:31:08 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: chessplayer

Hooves and ears.


34 posted on 09/15/2012 11:36:23 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Mears; patriotsblood
“This pet death toll is approaching that of pets gratutiously shot by police.”

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I figured someone would post this crap and I didn’t have to wait long.

==

I'm glad to see you instinctivly knew the truth too.

35 posted on 09/15/2012 11:41:58 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: chessplayer; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Each dog oughta have his personal taster like the kings of old. His owner.


36 posted on 09/15/2012 11:45:24 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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http://molliemorrissette.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/china-you-suck-big-time.jpg


37 posted on 09/15/2012 11:47:08 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: chessplayer; Slings and Arrows
I don't know who to trust.


38 posted on 09/15/2012 11:48:45 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: chessplayer

I buy raw chicken parts (don’t cook them the bones will choke them) and feed them to my dog. He’s alive and happy at this time!


39 posted on 09/15/2012 11:52:03 AM PDT by THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH
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To: Lady Jag

I have nothing to add to that, so here is a giant Doberman Pinscher playing with a seven-week-old kitten.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX3CMR8VQWk&feature=g-vrec


40 posted on 09/15/2012 11:55:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is a great dog!


41 posted on 09/15/2012 11:58:38 AM 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: chessplayer
Their dog treats are poisoning our dogs, their baby food is poisoning our babies, their olive oil is poisoning our Italians. No way I'm taking any pharmaceuticals that are imported from China!

Seriously, recently I found a very interesting food fraud database that was created and is being kept up-to-date by the USP (United States Pharmacopeial) Convention. Unfortunately, it doesn't include pet food or the million and one other poisoned products the Chinese are shipping into this country. Act of war, if you ask me; the Chinese government cannot be unaware of what's going on.

Personally, I won't buy anything at all from China and I do read the labels of everything I buy. But that's so inadequate it's almost laughable: Not every label says where an item comes from, and none talk about the origin of ingredients. And what about my favorite restaurant? Where does the restauranteur get all his stuff?

Who their right mind wants more government? We've go so much government it's suffocating us, yet it can't even do this for us.

42 posted on 09/15/2012 12:14:10 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH

I started feeding my yorkie raw meat with bones after the last post on these jerky treats here at FR about a month ago. Her teeth are now clean and her breath is sweet. I don’t know if it is because she’s happier or because the raw meat is healthier, but she has much more energy now. I rotate chicken legs, lamb chops, pork ribs, and beef ribs. I also dehydrate raw chicken to give her as treats.


43 posted on 09/15/2012 12:17:50 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: trisham

Amen. Nothing sweeter than a big gentle dog and a playful kitten.


44 posted on 09/15/2012 12:18:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
I won't buy any pet product made in China whether food, treats or toys.

They are totally unreliable.

I always check the label of anything I buy for my dog.

45 posted on 09/15/2012 12:24:38 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A cuddly Chupacabra now they make fine pets.


46 posted on 09/15/2012 12:26:07 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: chris37

So, are the Beggin’ Strips made in china? We just bought a big bag for our pup.


47 posted on 09/15/2012 12:31:44 PM PDT by WHATNEXT?
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To: LADY J; mardi59

Bump for Great Truth.

NO cooked bones...*ever*.

Antlers are a great chew for dogs.

They’re technically solidified hair and will not crack or splinter and even the strongest chewers can only slowly soften them and gnaw them slightly smaller.

Deer hunters can get them for free.

Just remember to saw off the small points when used for big dogs.


48 posted on 09/15/2012 12:31:59 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: chessplayer

What kind of chicken in China only qualifies as pet food? I’m serious, how bad or how long dead does a chicken have to be in China to only be useful as pet food?


49 posted on 09/15/2012 12:40:09 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: Lady Jag

Who sold that deception ?


50 posted on 09/15/2012 12:47:33 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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