Post # 1
I just saw a news report on this last night.
Here is the full article: Jerky treats from China blamed for pet deaths; owners sue
If you don’t want to read the full article, here are a couple of paragraphs that sum up the cause for concern:
Three top brands of chicken jerky treats were among those most recently cited by pet owners and veterinarians in complaints of harm, FDA records obtained by msnbc.com showed. They included Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch, brands produced by Nestle Purina, and Milo’s Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats, produced by the Del Monte Corp.
The dog owners say they’re frustrated that the makers and distributors of the treats have failed to recall the products voluntarily, despite three federal warnings since 2007 about possible safety issues and nearly 1,000 reports to the FDA of dogs sickened or killed by the products.
Post # 3
I used to make my own dog treats or purchase from a local animal bakery shop. Need to start doing that again just to be safe, even though I try to buy USA products only for my dogs.
Post # 4
Thank you so much for posting this! We have bought these treats for a long time and I had no idea 🙁
I have been making a few of my own treats so I guess I will have to do that more often now!
Post # 5
Thanks for letting us know!
Post # 6
Wow thanks for the information….
Post # 7
Such good info! My brothers both have dogs and I just forwarded the article to both of them!
Post # 9
No problem. I know a lot of people on here have dogs and probably weren’t aware of this.
Post # 10
“the makers and distributors of the treats have failed to recall the products voluntarily”
Just gotta say: do people really think China would actually do that by request? LOL!
Post # 11
This is one of the reasons I only give my dog the ends of my veggies (asparagus ends, musroom stems etc) as treats. But I am lucky she loves it all. She also doesnt know the store bought kind.
Post # 12
I have a really simple peanut butter treat recipe if anyone is interested. My dog spits out store bought treats after only having mine for a few months. Super easy (I’m not a baker) and flexible!