Category Archives: Jerky Treats

Rawhide Chews; Rawhide Bones: More “Soylent Green” for Our Dogs?

This is really disgusting to think that they may be using and probably are using, pets to produce these treats in Tawain or worse yet, breeding just for that purpose perhaps…who knows !!
SNIPPET>> The dog and cat fur and skin industry in China, Thailand and the Philippines is shockingly cruel… a horror story that I will not get over reading about for a long time. It was extremely difficult to research and write this blog article, but it was a story that absolutely had to be told.<<<<<<

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Rawhide Chews & Rawhide Bones: More “Soylent Green” for Our Dogs?.


Vets warn of new treats from China poisoning dogs

Despite repeated warnings issued by the FDA, veterinarians are reporting new cases of dogs developing symptoms of kidney failure (Fanconi’s syndrome) similar to dogs who have been poisoned by Chinese-made chicken jerky treats, but this time they are being poisoned with a whole new class of treats: sweet potato treats imported from China.

READ FULL ARTICLE: ALERT Vets warn of new treats from China poisoning dogs « Poisoned Pets.

FDA inspectors probe pet jerky treats in China

Just published is a report by MSNBC that confirms that Federal health inspectors have been sent to China to investigate the possible reasons for jerky treat’s toxicity.


FDA inspectors are investigating jerky treat production facilities in China « Poisoned Pets.

Is it Melamine Again?

NOTE: This is Really important to read if you feed Jerky Treats

3-16-2012  Written By: Susan Thixton
Today is the five year anniversary of the start of the deadliest pet food recall in history. On March 16, 2007, Menu Foods announced a pet food recall that eventually led to thousands of pet deaths and long term illness and made melamine a household word. And now melamine is resurfacing; found to be the reason for import refusal for numerous products including Jerky Treats all within the last several months.


Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,

Susan Thixton
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author, Buyer Beware
Co-Author Dinner PAWsible

What’s in Your Pet’s Food?
Is your dog or cat eating risk ingredients? Chinese imports? Petsumer Report tells the ‘rest of the story’ on over 2500 cat foods, dog foods, and pet treats. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

More pet owners call for China chicken jerky dog treat recall

Pet owners push for treat recall through Facebook groups, petitions

Release Date: Monday, March 12, 2012

An increasing number of pet owners are speaking out on the Internet, calling for the government to force a recall of chicken jerky dog treats from China that have been reportedly causing illness and even death in some pets that consume the treats, according to Food Safety News.

The US Food and Drug Administration tested the treats, but has not confirmed a link between the chicken jerky treats from China and the pet illnesses being reported by owners, yet owners and lawmakers continue to call for further investigation and FDA’s recall of the product. On March 1, the agency released a one-page document outlining findings from 241 tests for potential contaminants and 130 tests with pending results. Though the 2012 test results are still pending, none of the results released found a conclusive link of the jerky treats to dangerous levels of contaminants.

Consumers are calling for action, as a private Facebook group called “Animal Parents Against Pet Treats Made in China!” grew over the past month from having nearly 100 members to more than 2,500 currently, and pet owners are also creating and signing online petitions to ban the products.

“A lot of these pet parents are just wringing their hands, hoping the FDA will find some sort of answer,” said Poisoned Pets blogger, Mollie Morrisette. “If this was [potentially contaminated] baby formula, we would have had the answer when it started five years ago. It would all get pulled off the shelves out of caution as soon as anyone suspected it might be contaminated.”


Seven Dead Pets in Five Days


Seven Dead Pets in Five Days
In the last five days, I’ve heard from three pet owners who have suffered through the deaths of seven pets; believed to be directly related to Chinese imported jerky treats and U.S. pet foods. It is believed, three dogs died from jerky treats, four dogs died from dog food.


Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,

Susan Thixton
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author, Buyer Beware
Co-Author Dinner PAWsible

Jerkey Treats-General Info and Contact

Since these seem to be by various companies/manufactures, or it does not say, I am grouping them here under this heading.  If I find ones that are *company specific, I will also list the info under that company.