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Issue a voluntary recall of Chicken Jerky Dog Treats
  • Petitioned Del Monte, Purina

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Del Monte, Purina

Issue a voluntary recall of Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

    1. Rachael Chambers
    2. Petition by

      Rachael Chambers

      Morgan Hill, CA

In 2007, the FDA began receiving complaints from consumers who purchased chicken jerky treats made in China for their dogs. Complaints ranged from illness to death. Dogs were of different ages, sizes and breeds. An advisory was issued by the FDA, but not a formal recall.

In 2011, the complaints began escalating. More dogs were dying, but the FDA could not identify the toxin killing the dogs. Dogs were dying from kidney failure, liver disease and pancreatitis. Sick dogs were also exhibiting signs of Fanconi-like symptoms.

Since the FDA could not identify the toxins, again, no formal recall was issued. Complaints since 2007 have reached over 1,300. These are the reported cases.

Memorial Day weekend 2012, our 11 ½ year old dog Cali, was given Del Monte’s Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky treats. Within hours, she lost her appetite, became extremely lethargic and began vomiting. We sought veterinary care, but nothing was found. On Wednesday, May 30 at 5:45am, her stomach flipped, she aspirated on her own vomit, collapsed and died. Her death was painful and violent. Her loss has been overwhelming. It’s left a void in our lives and many unanswered questions. After all the years of watching over, protecting our family, and being our loyal friend, she didn’t deserve what happened to her.

Two of our other dogs became ill as well.  One is still undergoing veterinary care 6 weeks later. He has experienced elevated liver and kidney numbers as well as significant pain.

A necropsy has been performed on Cali and toxicology results are pending. We are hopeful that through her death, answers may be found.

Recall rules for the FDA are complicated and until detailed answers are found to prove what has killed all these family pets, it’s up to the distributors of these products to do the right thing-issue a voluntary recall.

Please join me and thousands of pet owners in asking Del Monte and Purina, makers of the 3 most suspect brands, Waggin' Train, Canyon Creek Ranch and Milo's Kitchen to issue a voluntary recall of these products until they are proven safe.

Until the a voluntary recall is put in place, consumers will continue to buy these products without knowing the hidden dangers.

5 years of unnecessary death and suffering is enough. It’s time for us to speak for our beloved companions and ensure their health and safety.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Petition Update

      Rachael Chambers
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for ALL the support! We now have signatures from 34 states and 29 countries!! Keep up the good work!!!!!!!

    3. FDA continues to refuse to release details as victim numbers grow

      Rachael Chambers
      Petition Organizer

      Interesting update today on how far this reaches. Continue this effort and I hope a recall shortly follows. There are too many victims and they need a voice.

    4. Last one for today...

      Rachael Chambers
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you again!

    5. More links to media coverage...

      Rachael Chambers
      Petition Organizer

      Here is another interview...will share more...

    6. We are getting great media coverage!

      Rachael Chambers
      Petition Organizer

      As a result, local retailers are starting to pull it from their shelves! Everyone keep up this effort! It matters-your work matters-dogs are being saved because of people like you!

      Much more to come! Thank you to ALL!

    7. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest."

      -- Lloyd Biggle Jr.

    • Natasha Hilary STUDIO CITY, CA
      • 12 months ago

      As a dog owner, this breaks my heart.

    • Wendy Chase MORGAN HILL, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      My deepest, deepest condolences. My pets are my children and I would be devastated - you and they deserve better. We stand behind you all the way

    • leslie billings LINCOLN, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      To protect MY pet as well!

    • Joy Stapp KANEOHE, HI
      • about 1 year ago

      I bought PetShoppe Duck Treats and they made my fox terrier ill.


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