Update: Dog Chicken Jerky problems

weed30December 28, 2011

Sick dogs

I don't buy dog treats unless they are made in the USA anymore. Not that the USA is perfect, but chances are better that your dog will not get sick and/or die. Actually I am going to start making my own treats - there are many recipes on the net - Jerky, biscuits, etc. I will take advantage of "super sales" at the grocery store for poultry, beef, pork, etc. I feel so bad for those whose dogs got sick or died :(

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I read the article. Thanks for the info! I had some chicken jerky treats for my dogs. It has not made them sick, but since they were in jars after I opened the package I didn't know where they had come from, so I just threw them away. Thankfully my dogs haven't got sick because of any treats.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2011 at 1:10PM
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I have read about this too, but not seen a problem (yet). Interestingly nearly ALL dried chicken treats for dogs are made in China (have seen 5 different brands now at different stores- all from China). All beef treats from the USA.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2011 at 1:27PM
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They put melamine in milk powder intended for human consumption in 2008 (made international headlines) and AGAIN in 2010. I hate to say it, but if they'll risk the health & safety of human children to increase profits then why not pets?

Disclaimer - I visit China 2-3x/yr on business & really appreciate the people I work with, I'm not trying to bash them but their values are not the same as the US when it comes to this sort of thing.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 8:05AM
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