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A list of dog treats made in China linked to death and illness

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Reply A list of dog treats made in China linked to death and illness (Original post)
DainBramaged Jan 2013 OP
DJ13 Jan 2013 #1
Skittles Jan 2013 #2
Purveyor Jan 2013 #3
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #4
Science Geek Jan 2013 #10
Sheepshank Jan 2013 #35
LWolf Jan 2013 #18
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #22
karynnj Jan 2013 #5
intheflow Jan 2013 #6
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #8
intheflow Jan 2013 #9
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #11
SidDithers Jan 2013 #12
intheflow Jan 2013 #20
freshwest Jan 2013 #34
safe4pups Jan 2013 #29
intheflow Jan 2013 #32
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #7
karynnj Jan 2013 #23
safe4pups Jan 2013 #28
grahamhgreen Jan 2013 #13
kenny blankenship Jan 2013 #15
grahamhgreen Jan 2013 #24
kenny blankenship Jan 2013 #25
xloadiex Jan 2013 #14
pecwae Jan 2013 #19
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Wilms Jan 2013 #16
Brickbat Jan 2013 #17
intheflow Jan 2013 #21
hedgehog Jan 2013 #26
Mona Jan 2013 #27
ellie Jan 2013 #30
safe4pups Jan 2013 #31
littlewolf Jan 2013 #33

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:56 PM

1. Benefuk?!

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:58 PM

2. maybe it's Benefuck in China

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:59 PM

3. Thank you for posting this. Also notice some of the names... "American Kennel Club"! No everyone

flip over all packages and check for the "Made in..." 9 out of 10 it is China.

My dogs get treats from a lady I found at a local craft show years ago and she hand mixes and bakes everyone of her biscuits.

Shop local!!!

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:07 PM

4. My family only gives Milk Bone and rawhide made in America

Last edited Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:47 PM - Edit history (2)

Milk-Bone Original Dog Treats are made in Buffalo, New York.


Cheap China is a certain path to potential illness and deat to your pets.


Pet jerky treats update: 360 dog deaths, 2,200 illness reports, more

Continued danger exists for pets that ingest chicken jerky tenders, strips or treats that have been contaminated with an ingredient still unknown to the FDA as of September 15, 2012. And earlier this year the scope of the concern grew to include duck and sweet potato jerky treats.

NBC News says that 1 cat and 360 dogs have died to date due to eating the jerky products imported from China. And the Food and Drug Administration admits that the problem has been going on since 2007, when it first began investigating pet illness due to the ingestion of these jerky products.

Since that time as many as 2,200 reports of pet illnesses have been made to the federal agency tasked with overseeing the safety and health of humans and animals for the country per East County Magazine. And all 50 states, as well as 6 Canadian provinces have been impacted.

According to the FDA, the common signs that a pet has been adversely affected by ingesting the chicken pet jerky treats according to product-related complaints received include:

•Decreased appetite
•Decreased activity
•Diarrhea, with blood sometimes
•Increased water consumption
•Increased urination
•Vomiting, and
•Death

http://www.examiner.com/article/pet-jerky-treats-update-360-dog-deaths-2-200-illness-reports-more

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:07 AM

10. Sure sounds like melamine poisoning symptoms...

Every one of the symptoms listed above are the same symptoms for acute melamine poisoning.

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Response to Science Geek (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:13 PM

35. Which Chinese mfg had put into baby formula and sickened and killed babies

and also a huge pet food recall about that same time...about 2 years ago?

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:18 AM

18. Last year

I brought home a small bag of treats that had an American flag on the front of the package. I didn't read the fine print until I'd already opened it.

Made in China.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:54 AM

22. I started making my own.

I had a dog-bone shaped cookie cutter and everything.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:13 PM

5. Is there a link for more information?

Thanks.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:32 PM

6. Second request for link.

Is this list current, or is this a recycled graphic from the dog food/pet treat incidents several years ago? The recent news on this all seem to be linked to one, very specific chicken jerky treat distributed by Nestle-Purina.

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/FDA-Reports-360-Dogs-1-Cat-Dead-After-Eating-Chicken-Jerky-Treats-170106966.html

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Response to intheflow (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:39 PM

8. REPLY NUMBER FOUR........

TWO replies above yours. I was going to go to bed, so I am glad to abide to your second request for a link the third time.....

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:50 PM

9. Yeah, I still don't see a link to your graphic.

Nor do I see anything linking all those pet products to the chicken jerky that's being reported on. Pupperoni, for instance, is not a jerky product. So really, I don't know why you're having such a hissyfit over my request for more specific information on you unsourced OP.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:18 AM

12. Here's a bit more, accurate, information...

since you're unlikely to get anything more out of the OP.

http://wafflesatnoon.com/2012/09/18/the-social-media-spin-on-tainted-chinese-pet-treats/

The Social Media Spin on Tainted Chinese Pet Treats
September 18th, 2012 | 15 Comments
The FDA recently issued a warning regarding Chinese-made pet treats. As this information is spread on social media, some have asked if the story has it become exaggerated? We’ll attempt to straighten out some of the details here.


The FDA warning is real. You can read the warning, entitled Caution to Dog Owners About Chicken Jerky Products in which they spell out specific issues with “chicken jerky treats” in complaints received from pet owners and veterinarians, though later they state that some complaints have come from treats other than chicken jerky. Several hundred dogs have died, while around 2000 more have been sickened by Chinese-made pet treats.

In response to this warning, several graphics have been circulated on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. One particular graphic lists many popular dog treats and brands as those to avoid as part of the FDA warning. It should be noted, however, that graphic contains some errors and should not be your sole judge on which pet treats to avoid. One such error is that it includes “Hartz Snausages” – but Hartz does not make this product, nor are Snausages included in the list of complaints. Snausages are produced by Del Monte, as is Pupperoni, which is also on the list.

If you read the actual FDA document listing the complaints, you’ll find a variety of products listed, though only a few have a significant number of complaints. Let’s compare the number of complaints in the FDA document with those listed in the graphic being circulated online.


There are links in the article leading to actual FDA information. Better than an unsourced picture posted on a messageboard.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:50 AM

20. Thanks, Sid. This is exactly what I was looking for! n/t

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:07 PM

34. Uff dah! I called a friend last night whose dog had those symptoms last week.

Will call today and tell her it wasn't sourced well, although I did note the misspelled words to her and told her I wasn't sure if it was correct. So I spread a rumor that caused worry...

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Response to intheflow (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:04 PM

29. pupperoni

pup Peroni isn't from China nor are the ingredients from China - it IS however complete garbage that dogs can not process - the label even has a warning about urinary issues. You should read this: http://goodnessgracioustreats.wordpress.com/2010/06/12/where%E2%80%99s-the-beef/

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Response to safe4pups (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:35 PM

32. I totally agree.

I don't feed my dog any of that doggie junk food, and I'm not defending it. However, the graphic in the OP is spreading misinformation so I'm only trying to set the record straight.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:37 PM

7. REPLY NUMBER FOUR........

Directly above your reply........


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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:50 PM

23. Thanks

I had opened the post to reply and then checked the treats that we got for our new dog - adopted from a shelter 8 days ago. Thanks to your post, we will be returning a bag of Dogswell Chicken jerky that we had not opened yet. Just glad that we went with the other bag of treats (US made) first.

So, thanks again for your original post which was the only place that we saw this warning.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:28 AM

13. That's not the first time! Can we please ban Chinese imports?

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:09 AM

15. At this rate, the new era of Catfood Care for seniors will be a holocaust

They won't die young, exactly, but before their time. They'll die before it would be otherwise unavoidable or necessary. That is, unless one believes that there could be something necessary and unavoidable about US senior citizens having to survive on imported cat food tainted with toxic metals and rat poisons.

The EPA will ban disposing of their bodies by cremation, as the mercury and lead content of seniors' cadavers, metals which they absorbed from Chinese made pet foods, will pose a serious airborne contamination risk for communities surrounding crematoria. Yet their families won't be able to afford interment in a properly leakproof hazardous waste container, nor the cost of a burial plot.

A daunting problem of global capitalism, unknown to previous generations. But we must believe that for every colossal clusterfuck it engenders Global Capitalism will find a solution! It may take some previously unimaginable financial wizardry and some bold political leadership, willing to sweep away legal hindrances and onerous regulations. We can't guess what it will be but Global Capitalism always finds a solution, finally.

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Response to kenny blankenship (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:58 PM

24. Maybe they can ship the bodies in China as well!

Give them something to fill all the empty container ships going back!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:05 PM

25. Ooh, I hadn't thought of that! But it is the logical capitalist response.

Ship the bodies back to China, where they will be processed into catfood.

How did I not see that?

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:44 AM

14. Right after this list came out

i went to my local Petsmart and bought the article with me. They had Canyon Creek and Milo's Kitchen on sale. I asked to speak to the manager and showed her the article. She said she had heard about it but there wasn't any recall by the companies so they continue to sell it. I was furious. Petsmart knows about this and wants to make sure they clear their shelves and get every penny out of the products just in case there is a recall and they have to pull the products. Everything on the OP list is still being sold. Here is the article I printed up.
http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/03/13/10657635-3-big-brands-may-be-tied-to-chicken-jerky-illness-in-dogs-fda-records-show

The best thing I ever did was join Dogfoodadvisor.com. The minute a product has been recalled or if a warning has been issued about a product, they send an email alert which I have set to come right to my phone also.

Here's a list of the latest recalled products. Most of the time you never hear about any of these recalls.
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recalls/

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Response to xloadiex (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:28 AM

19. Thanks.

I used to have Dog Food Advisor bookmarked, but lost it in a crash.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:47 AM

16. ^

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:09 AM

17. I buy no food made in China -- and that includes dog food. Read the labels, people.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:52 AM

21. +1

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:08 PM

26. Here's a link to the FDA for ongoing info:

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:12 PM

27. check the labels of aany treats...

Find where they are both manufactured and sourced. These illnesses are a travesty and these treats should be pulled from the market

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:05 PM

30. I gave my dog

Milo's Kitchen treats and had to take him to the vet. His stomach was distended and he had diarrhea. Poor thing.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:07 PM

31. facts

The original graphic posted to this thread is not completely factual, as many here have stated. The items listed on that graphic SHOULD most certainly be avoided. For more facts, you can go here : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Animal-Parents-Against-Pet-Treats-and-Food-Made-in-China/235390426550583?ref=hl

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:45 PM

33. wow thank you for this.

I give milk bone. I was considering getting some Milo's
but sure not going to now.

also give beneful baked snaks
read the package nothing about China.

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