Monday, November 21, 2011

Are the Heathen Chinese poisoning our dogs?

Chicken jerky treats may be to blame for dozens of new reports of mysterious illnesses and some deaths in dogs, prompting a renewed warning for pet owners by the Food and Drug Administration.
At least 70 dogs have been sickened so far this year after reportedly eating chicken jerky products imported from China, FDA officials said. That’s up from 54 reports of illness in 2010. Some of the dogs have died, according to the anecdotal reports from pet owners and veterinarians.
FDA officials say they have not been able to find a cause for the illnesses. Extensive chemical and microbiological testing has failed to turn up a specific contaminant and officials did not identify a specific brand of treats. They note that the reports of illness have not conclusively been tied to chicken jerky products, also sold as chicken tenders, chicken strips or chicken treats.
The new warning follows previous FDA cautions about chicken jerky treats in 2007 and 2008. But after a high of 156 reports of illness in 2007, the number of complaints dropped. Now, it's rising again.
Dog owners and vets are reporting that animals may be stricken with a range of illnesses within days or hours of eating chicken jerky, including kidney failure and Fanconi syndrome, a condition characterized by low glucose.
Symptoms may include decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea, increased water consumption and increased urination. If dogs show any of these signs, stop feeding the animal the chicken jerky products, FDA officials said. If signs are severe or persist for more than 24 hours, seek veterinary help.
- via Drudge


Bella said...

DON'T FUCKING BUY "Made in China" Shit. My dog went into seizures about 3 years ago and it was due to dog food made in China. (all wal-mart/old roy brands are chinese based) Them fuckers mixed melamine in with their own baby formula and killed over 70,000 of their own children. If they fucking don't care about their own, then they don't give a fat fuck about yours. I hope I made my point.

My dog is still alive but with lots of Vet trips, daily medication and lovin'. We caught it just in time because it almost shut his liver down.

Deathly Greedy Bastards!

And tomorrow, I will tell you how I really feel. :)

Stinkwilly said...

I'm with Bella, don't buy NOTHING from them slant eyed fucks if you can help it. Fuck bush and all those other fuckniks that want to kiss china's ass with this so called "free trade" bullshit just so they can travel back and forth and act like king shit of turd island. FUCK'EM ALLLLL!!!!!!!!
It's getting about time to start taking OUR country back from these crooked bastards.

Deb said...

Many of our human prescription meds or ingredients in the meds come from China.

Do a Google search about the drug heparin that killed approx. 100 US citizens. The contaminated drug was made in China.

Found this on Google:

***It turned out that the FDA failed to perform a scheduled inspection of the plant prior to the incident. Further study revealed that the FDA is able to inspect less than 10% of overseas drug manufacturing plants. Since China is the largest producer of pharmaceutical ingredients on the planet, and enjoys 15% of the market, that’s a terrifying statistic. Once the FDA finally got around to visiting the suspect plant, it found serious deficiencies.****

It's all about the money.

rpm2day said...

We got off easy with the WalMart shit treats. Diarrhea, gas and baaad breath. No more. Dogs really just need something to do, something to chew on (in CGD's case Ken's arm)and a good consistant diet.

Anonymous said...

My Dog almost died from the Happy Hips duck treats. Vet bills over 1,000.00 the owner of this company Marco Giannini could care less he is still selling this poison, and making his money,people like this should be made to eat their own poison, and get as sick or die like our little guy. How does he sleep?