Recall Potentially Harmful Dog Treats from Petsmart Store Shelves!
  • Petitioned PetSmart, Inc.

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PetSmart, Inc.

Recall Potentially Harmful Dog Treats from Petsmart Store Shelves!

    1. Lauren Rodwell
    2. Petition by

      Lauren Rodwell

      Irving, TX

It has recently come to the attention of many pet lovers and activists that they have been inadvertently feeding their dogs tainted and possibly dangerous dog treats. These treats have been making many dogs sick and even killing them. The FDA issued a statement regarding the safety of Chinese-made chicken jerky products for pets. Now, the warning has been expanded to other jerky pet treat products such as duck and sweet potato jerky treats.
Petsmart, Inc sells the brands Canyon Creek Ranch, Waggin Train and Milo’s Kitchen, which are all in question. Many dogs have become ill and even died as a result of being given these treats. The jerky is imported from China and has been the subject of scrutiny and investigation by the FDA. They have not made any mandatory recalls until they gather more evidence as to the cause of the many reported illnesses and deaths. However the FDA advises that a company can voluntarily recall these possibly unsafe products.
If Petsmart, Inc. does in fact have our beloved pet’s best interests at heart and want to make sure they protect the animal patrons that support their business, then they should voluntarily pull all questionable treats from their shelves to ensure no one else’s best friend is hurt or killed!
Demand Petsmart, Inc. recalls the possibly dangerous treats from their shelves to protect our pets! Many more people may be unaware of the dangers these treats pose and will innocently be feeding their pets possibly contaminated and harmful treats. Ask Petsmart, Inc. to do its duty and not put any more of the nation’s pets at risk of harm!
Petsmart, Inc.: Please pull these treats from your shelves and stop selling them in your stores! Don’t knowingly put our friends at risk!
http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/03/13/10657635-3-big-brands-may-be-tied-to-chicken-jerky-illness-in-dogs-fda-records-show?lite
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-news/fda-updates-chinese-dog-treats-warning
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ProductSafetyInformation/ucm295445.htm

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Chinese Jerky Treats Update

      Lauren Rodwell
      Petition Organizer

      From NBC News:
      Chinese government officials overseeing plants that make chicken jerky pet treats blamed for thousands of illnesses and deaths among American dogs have refused to allow U.S. inspectors to collect samples for independent analysis, newly released records show.

      Investigators with the federal Food and Drug Administration came away empty-handed after conducting April inspections at four jerky treat manufacturing sites in Liaocheng and Jinan, China, according to the records. …

      In addition, the reports showed that the Chinese plants conducted either no laboratory tests or only sporadic tests of the raw materials, including meat used in treats fed to many of the 78.2 million pet dogs in the U.S.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Another petition targeting Nestlé Purina company, please sign this one too!

      Lauren Rodwell
      Petition Organizer

      The more attention this issue gets and the more companies that are petitioned to recall and remove these products, the safer our animals will be. Please support this issue by also signing this petition started by another person. Thanks!

    5. Class action lawsuit filed

      Lauren Rodwell
      Petition Organizer

      A Connecticut couple has filed a class action lawsuit after the deaths of their two dogs. If you believe your dog was harmed or killed by these treats, there are links in the story which you can follow to get involved in the class action. Let's get this petition going so we can at least get these treats off Petsmart shelves!

    6. Email to Petsmart

      Lauren Rodwell
      Petition Organizer

      This issue is gaining attention and recognition! I have emailed several animal advocates and news media outlets as well as emailing Petsmart, Inc. directly. I hope that they are just unaware of the issue and will do the right thing without the use of this petition. Please keep showing your support and help make sure no one else's pets are harmed. I was feeding my dogs these treats until I learned of the issue. I took them back to Petsmart and they gladly exchanged them. If you have some of these treats, take them back and get some made in the USA. Thank you for your continued support!

    7. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Crystal Cook ELIZABETHTON, TN
      • 8 months ago

      My dog is sick from ***pet shoppe pork skin twists chicken liver center***

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    • Louise Cox DUNFERMLINE, IL
      • 8 months ago

      Animals needed to be treated just like humans. Thank You

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    • vickie rilea MAPLETON, IL
      • 8 months ago

      ive said it before,i will say it again.dont buy your pets food or snax from china.

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    • Denise Kelley BOLINGBROOK, IL
      • 10 months ago

      Take these off the sheves already!~

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    • Julie Call ROY, UT
      • 11 months ago

      Safety of my animals is more important than a store's bottom line.

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