Dogs Are Dying: Make the FDA Recall ALL Chicken Jerky Treats Made in China
  • Petitioned Pet Owners, Animal Advocates

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Pet Owners, Animal Advocates
Patrick McGarey
Cindy Burnsteel
Aimee Phillippi-Taylore
Patrick Gainer
Patrick Regan
Alice Weiss

Dogs Are Dying: Make the FDA Recall ALL Chicken Jerky Treats Made in China

    1. Susan Rhodes
    2. Petition by

      Susan Rhodes

      Port St. Lucie, FL

Please join us in our efforts on Facebook at 

 TAINTED DOG TREATS FROM CHINA – JUST THE FACTS

https://www.facebook.com/groups/297182950355358/297516100322043/?notif_t=group_activity

 

Because tests by the FDA are inconclusive, pet treat manufacturers are not required by law to recall their products, and none of them have volunteered to do so. But given that the tests have not pinpointed the contaminant does not mean it is not contaminated. The FDA issued a warning to pet owners in November, 2011 in regards to this issue. The question many are asking is how many dogs will have to die before the products are recalled? It is already estimated that the dead and dying are numbered at more than 600. This number does not count all of the cases that have not made the connection yet between a pet’s illness and the treats. The treats are causing kidney failure and Fanconi syndrome, with some cases resulting in death; others, in chronic kidney disease. Four months has passed since the FDA warning yet the treats are still being sold, and pets are still dying. When Purina began to receive calls from customers whose pets had become ill after eating their Waggin Train jerky treats, they initially discussed financial settlements, but when the FDA’s tests came back with inconclusive results, Purina took all offers off the table.  Some consumers who have posted about pet’s illnesses on Purina’s and Dogswell’s websites have been banned from posting there any longer. At a news conference today in Cleveland, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, and Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich both petitioned the FDA to step up their investigation. They both called for the Food and Drug Administration to take immediate action to put a stop to their policy that allows dangerous pet treats and pet foods to remain on the market and to put an immediate stop to its continued sale.  


Dogs are getting severe kidney problems, kidney failure and even dying!

So far, the list of brands with treats made in China or that are being linked to pet illness and deaths are: 

  • Waggin Train
  • Canyon Creek Ranch
  • Dogswell
  • Booda Bones – Aspen Pet
  • Milo’s Kitchen
  • American Kennel Club
  • Hartz
  • Dingos
  • Beefeaters
  • Cadet
  • Sargents
  • Ever Pet (Dollar General)
  • Home Pet 360
  • Walgreen’s new brand – Simple
  • TheKingdomPets

 

If your pet has eaten tainted treats, symptoms may include: 

  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased activity
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased water consumption
  • Increased urination

 

If your pet is sick and you have been feeding it these treats please report it to the FDA. For now, pet owners who find the current state of this situation unacceptable are urged by animal advocacy groups to take the following actions.   http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm182403.htm

  • Download the FDA warning here, and print some copies.
  • If you find the products in your store, remove them from the shelf, give them to store managers with a copy of the FDA warning, and ask that the store return the treats to the manufacturer.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. We are getting close to a recall.

      Susan Rhodes
      Petition Organizer

      How exciting is this? The FDA has landed in China and tests are being run as I write this. Together we are a force to be reckoned with. I will sure let you all know when it gets recalled.
      Thank you so much for your support.

    2. Reached 5,000 signatures
    3. News Article

      Susan Rhodes
      Petition Organizer

      An article published by James Andrews from Food Safety News. My dog is mentioned in the article among many others that have passed on.

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Thank you for all your support!

      Susan Rhodes
      Petition Organizer

      We are making great strides in such a short period of time. I had a reporter (James Andrews) contact me and he will be publishing an article tomorrow. So please look for it. Help me spread the word so we can get these items removed from our store shelves before another dog becomes a victim.

    6. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • tammy payne WEAVERVILLE, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      BECAUSE I WAS GIVEING MY DOG A DINGO MEATY BONE AND HE EAT HALF AND HE STARTED THROWING UP,I TAKE IT AWAY AND LOOKED AT THE MIDDLE PART WHICH SUPPOSE TO BE MEATY BUT HAD GREEN SPECKS IN IT,LOOKED LIKE RAT POISON,SO I HAVE SAVED IT.I LOVE MY DOGS TOOO MUCH TO SEE ANYTHING HAPPEN TO THEM.

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    • Virgil Night HARRINGTON, DE
      • over 2 years ago

      Allowing products that are clearly a danger to our family pets to continue being sold is outrageously irresponsible! Stop dragging your feet, FDA - recall these products NOW and shut down China's death machine!

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    • Sara Dunlap JENKINS, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      I think that it is shameful that we are still allowing these products to be imported!

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    • CORINA WILLIAMS JUPITER, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      MY DOG IS HORRIBLY ILL AND I STRONGLY BELIEVE IT IS BECAUSE OF THESE TREATS- WE ARE FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE!!

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    • Zain Fares BELLINGHAM, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      after following the feeding instructions the first time my dog had these, i realized my neighbor had informed me about chicken jerky from china and gave him no more. after monitoring my dog for the next few he quickly became sick and spent the next 2 days vomiting with diarrhea, and is finally, after 4 days, drinking water again. nearly killed him, never again.

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