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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:16 PM

If you have a Dog that eats jerky treats, you need to read this!

FDA Investigates Animal Illnesses Linked to Jerky Pet Treats
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ProductSafetyInformation/ucm319463.htm

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Reply If you have a Dog that eats jerky treats, you need to read this! (Original post)
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 OP
former-republican Jan 2013 #1
OnyxCollie Jan 2013 #2
MsPithy Jan 2013 #9
IDemo Jan 2013 #19
Nevernose Jan 2013 #13
baldguy Jan 2013 #14
Jamastiene Jan 2013 #15
OnyxCollie Jan 2013 #18
forthemiddle Jan 2013 #20
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #27
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #26
CreekDog Jan 2013 #25
marzipanni Jan 2013 #21
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #35
BlueJazz Jan 2013 #3
Walk away Jan 2013 #4
DollarBillHines Jan 2013 #32
Walk away Jan 2013 #34
Doremus Jan 2013 #5
arthritisR_US Jan 2013 #6
LTR Jan 2013 #7
TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #8
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #10
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #11
hughee99 Jan 2013 #12
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #16
FarCenter Jan 2013 #17
marzipanni Jan 2013 #22
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Jan 2013 #23
xchrom Jan 2013 #24
99Forever Jan 2013 #28
Remmah2 Jan 2013 #30
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #36
Remmah2 Jan 2013 #37
s-cubed Jan 2013 #29
elfin Jan 2013 #31
gateley Jan 2013 #33

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:20 PM

1. China and the people in our government that allow it to happen

 

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:21 PM

2. Dogs don't need jerky.

Give 'em brussells sprouts and they'll be happy.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:40 AM

9. Pieces of carrot work for my dogs.

They are crunchy and a little sweet.

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Response to MsPithy (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:12 AM

19. Our old Chessie craved carrots, tomatoes and apples

She'd come running when she heard the cutting board placed on the kitchen counter. Our two new ones won't touch a veggie.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:47 AM

13. The best dog I ever had was an organic vegan

Because he was my stepdad's, and my stepdad was an organic vegan (quite a shock for a country boy from Shitheel, East Texas, but I adapted). In Las Vegas, the crops come in ten months out of the year, so whenever we were hungry we just sort of wandered through the yard, grazing, and picking out a few choice bits for the dog.

Of course, the current dogs are either A) eating a bone (god only knows where he got it from; when was the last time we ate something with beef bones?), B) rooting through the garbage and eating any organic material she can find (she's a great dog, but has serious, serious mental issues), or C) a chihuahua that apparently exists solely on osmosis (he waits till the rest of us are asleep, including humans, and steal kibble one bite at a time to eat under the bed, or sometimes just to hoard).

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:51 AM

14. Give them cat turds & they'll be happy.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:55 AM

15. zOMG, you owe me a new keyboard.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:02 AM

18. Some of my dogs find great pleasure

in consuming "yard snacks," but, damn, the burps are atrocious.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:32 AM

20. In the winter, when it's frozen

We call them "poopsicles". I have one dog that loves them, but as soon as the thaw comes around, she wont get anywhere near a pile, except to mark her territory. The worst part is having to do the pooper scooper every day so she doesn't eat them.

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Response to forthemiddle (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:07 PM

27. Our family name for a snowblower is

"Hundscheissewerfer"--Dog turd thrower.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:04 PM

26. No shit!

Uh…well, not exactly…

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Response to baldguy (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:58 PM

25. lol

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:49 PM

21. Yes, I just gave our dog some and she liked them.

I thought she would enjoy another cruciferous veggie because I always give her a portion of broccoli, and she looks up at me "asking" if there's more.

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Response to marzipanni (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:18 PM

35. Do you give her raw or cooked broccoli.

My dog likes cooked broccoli but I never tried raw...although she loves raw carrots.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:24 PM

3. Pretty sad when even dog food is not always safe to eat.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:27 PM

4. I stay away from food that originates in China for my dogs or myself.

I don't think anyone knows for sure that these treats are killing dogs but it's better to be safe than sorry.
You can find jerky made in the US or Canada. You can actually give them human jerky but "low salt" is the best.
I cut up sweet potatoes and dry them out in a low oven. The dogs love it twice as much as their stinky old jerky!

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Response to Walk away (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:08 PM

32. Keeps the fat off of them, as well.

Sweet potatoes and pureed pumpkin are great for dogs. Better than glucosamine for old-dog joints, too.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #32)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:50 PM

34. And keeps Doggies and Humans....

Regular

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:31 PM

5. Pet product recall information is inconsistent and undependable.

Pet treat recall notices have been sporadic for months, usually released in Friday night news dumps. Astonishingly, the recalled products remain on store shelves and unsuspecting pet owners continue to poison their pets with it.

The pet food industry has proven itself to be every bit as slimy as Big Pharma. I wouldn't feed ANY jerky of ANY brand to my pet, period.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:32 PM

6. Thanks for the heads up!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:50 PM

7. I've been wary of giving jerky to my dog

He doesn't really eat, he just gulps it. Little bastard acts like we never feed him. The way he eats, it sounds like a choking hazard.

I have to admit, he does love a snack called Canine Carrouts. Looks like chicken, beef or pizza, smells like bacon and feels like pencil erasers. Probably not very healthy. But I do feed him all-natural dog food, and NO table scraps.

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Response to LTR (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:10 AM

8. Why no table scraps? Definitely no scraps from table...

 

...but why not in the feed bowl?

As for the choking (throwing up as well?) raise the bowl up off the floor.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:44 AM

10. My guys malamute was trained with carrots!

Little pieces of carrots are still one of her favorite treats

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:34 AM

11. Sugar snap peas and of all things

broccoli are both loved by my babies.




Thanks so much for posting!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:39 AM

12. My previous dog used to LOVE them,

but he passed away in 1995, when they were probably still made in America. He lived to 16 so I don't think they had any significant ill-effects back then.

My current dog doesn't like them. Occasionally I'll share my beef jerky with him, but I make that myself.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:37 AM

16. PIA (my rescue) doesn't like those.

Guess she learned a bit while she was running the streets of Florence, Al.

I tried giving her chicken jerky. She hated it.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:48 AM

17. FDA: Don’t feed certain Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog treats

Product may be contaminated with Salmonella
December 6, 2012

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners and caretakers not to feed their pets Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats with a lot code of BESTBY061913DEN because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The treats are made, packaged and distributed in the United States by Kasel Associates Industries Inc. (Kasel) and were sold at Costco stores in the Denver, Colo., area.

http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm331148.htm

FDA Continues to Caution Dog Owners About Chicken Jerky Products
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm280586.htm

has additional links to other warnings and information.

They appear to have not found any chemical or microbial contamination that would account for the problems. Most likely there are some mechanical problems with dog wolfing down large chunks of hard to digest jerky which tend to block the GI tract. It may be that some owners are feeding these on more than special occasions and that these are a really bad diet.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:00 PM

22. I told a woman picking out those at the Safeway about the problems with them

We checked packages of many dog treats, all we found were made in China. Then I looked at the cat treats down the aisle- several made in the USA!

I got some little chewie dog snacks made in the USA at the Dollar Store. My dog can't chew biscuits any more since she had some molars pulled out, and she used to enjoy them.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:27 PM

23. I don't give these to my dogs due to the prior poisonings, but thanks for posting this for others

 

who still do.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:54 PM

24. I just stick w/ dog cookies. & once or twice a week I cook

A roast beef or roast chicken.

They get some few roast veggies w/ that.

Other than s&p, onion - it's like people food.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:14 PM

28. Lightly boiled, cubed, and frozen...

.. pumpkin, zucchini, and other squashes, green beans are great treats and good for them too. We've got 5 dogs that all give 'em 2 paws up.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:25 PM

30. Summertime, beef bullion in the ice cube tray.

 

Very low calorie and good for cooling the dogs off.

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:25 PM

36. I'd try that but I worry about too much salt for dogs.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:31 PM

37. I water it way down.

 

Like a bullion per quart.

I like the idea of putting veggies inside. A prize in every cube.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:23 PM

29. The only jerky my dog gets is that sold for humans - and she is happy with a tiny pIece.

She also loves Brussels sprouts, and frozen and cooked, but not raw green beans, and frozen peas. Cauliflower and broccoli are better than carrots, in her opinion. I agree, dogs don't need jerky, but it is handy For training.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:44 PM

31. Switched to carrots after the last scare

He likes them as well or better.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:14 PM

33. K&R -- Thanks for the PSA! :-)

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