Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chicken Jerky Treats - DANGER!!!


Please DO NOT put your dog at risk!

If I told you that there might be a chance your dog would die or become extremely sick if you fed them what you were led to believe was a healthy snack, would you risk it?  

In case you haven't heard (and most of us have not), the FDA is investigating Chicken Jerky Treats imported from China and sold here.  This has been an on-going investigation since 2007.  YES I said 2007!!  How many of you heard about the potential poisoning of our animals?  The FDA has received 537 reports of illnesses in dogs, including 467 reports since it issued a renewed warning - yes I said renewed - about chicken jerky treats from China in November 2011. That number includes 353 reports logged in 2011 and 184 reported so far this year!

Pet owners and Veterinarians have been reporting a range of symptoms within hours or days of eating chicken jerky treats, including serious problems such as vomiting, kidney failure, Fanconi syndrome, a condition marked by low blood sugar and even death. Yet, there has been NO RECALL of these potentially fatal dog treats because they have not been able to identify the contaminant.  

These illnesses are tied to chicken jerky products, also sold as chicken tenders, chicken strips or chicken treats imported from China.  Popular brands include Waggin' Train, Canine Carry Outs, Dingo and many more. 

When I started this blog and my business, I did so because I want the best for my dog and yours.  I want our dogs to be healthy, happy members of our family.  It is my job and my passion to bring you not only healthy options, but inform you of unhealthy ones.  I am extremely disappointed (but not surprised) that the FDA has chosen to issue a few quiet warnings that most of the public will not see instead of broadcasting this from the roof tops to ensure our pets safety and allow us to make educated choices.  I am also disappointed in the big name stores that continue to keep these potentially fatal treats on the shelves with no warnings posted such as Walmart, PetSmart and Petco. 

This is all the more reason we have to buy all natural, organic, made in the USA treats for our four legged babies or just make them ourselves!  I would be devastated to know that I gave my dog a treat and it killed him - I'm sure you would be too.  And who's to say it is limited to just chicken treats from China.  I don't know about you, but I don't think I want any kind of treat from any other country.  

Throw your dog a healthy bone (or treat)! is committed to offering you a great selection of  Safe, Made in the USA, Organic, All Natural dog treats. We have competitive prices and convenient delivery straight to your door! (click on images below if you would like product info and price.)

But whether you buy treats from us or someone else, the only thing I truly care about is that wherever you buy your treats, choose the healthiest you can find.  Choose treats made here in the USA to our high standards and don't put your furry friend at risk, it's just not worth the thousands of dollars in vet bills or the the pain of losing your best friend!!

Also, let's tell the government and the stores we shop at how we feel!  E-mail your Senator and Representative and let them know you do not want these treats on the shelves, let your local store managers know you do not appreciate the risk!  Our best friends can not speak up for themselves!

Want more information and facts on these dangerous dog treats?  Click on the articles below.

Want to save money and make your own healthy dog treats?  See my previous post "Eco Friendly Dog Tips  That Saves You Money" or just search the Internet, there are a tons of great recipes!

Sorry for such a serious post today, but this is serious.  You and I love our pets and want the best for them. It just breaks my heart that many dogs have or will suffer from something so preventable.  

Please spread the word, it just may save a dogs life!

"If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky" - Old Proverb


Sarah said...

Yikes! Thanks for the warning! I can't say it's a big surprise. This is just as bad as hearing that the Chinese were making soy sauce from human hair a while back!

HipGreenDogs said...

Your welcome Sarah. Spread the word please. And Yuck - human hair? Ugh!