The Food and Drug Administration is aware of consumer complaints relevant to chicken jerky for dogs.
Read more here: http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/oct07/x070917a.asp
Australian news organizations report that the University of Sydney is also investigating an association between illness in dogs and the consumption of chicken jerky in Australia. At least one firm in Australia has recalled their chicken jerky product and the recall notification stated the product was manufactured in China.
Read more here: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048178.htm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about chicken jerky for dogs, saying some products imported from China may be associated with 70 reports of dogs who became ill or died. That number is up from 54 reports last year, the agency indicated.
Read more here: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2011/11/22/chicken-jerky-treats-linked-to-illnesses-in-dogs/
June 18, 2010 – My mom bought these treats for my Yorkie as a treat for him when he visits her. It looked like a shady treat to me when she gave it to him and by that night he began throwing up and had diarrhea all night. I immediately took him to the vet and he had to be put on IVs. He has no kidney damage but his illness was caused from this treat. Nothing had changed from my baby’s diet except for the introduction to this treat. My mom had also given a piece to our other dog and he became ill but not as bad as mine. I think it definitely affects smaller breeds versus larger ones. I have to take my fur baby back to the vet tomorrow for more IV fluids and make sure he doesn’t throw up. I will be writing to Waggin Trains.
If you love your pets, do research and DO NOT give them anything that comes from China. I am devastated they still sell these treats. I just hope my lil one recovers.
March 5, 2010 – I just came back from my vet and left them checks for nearly $600 in treating my dogs, one requiring an IV to replenish her fluids. These “treats” are laced with toxins. One of my dogs nearly bleed to death with the diarrhea. I’ll be giving them meds for the next 10 days. I’m about 100% certain this bag contained salmonella (from the chicken parts) and keep in mind, this toxin road over from China on a slow boat, having lot’s of time in a humid environment to grow the bacteria.
January 30, 2010 – After about 5 months of feeding my dog these treats…he has become lethargic, not eating his regular food (but will continue to eat the fillets), and has diarrhea.
If you feed these to your pet…you are essentially killing him.
Be a good pet owner and write to the companies who sell this poison…ask them to take it off the shelves. These are made in China.
Your dog is counting on YOU to keep it safe and in good health. I thought I was giving him something he really loved…however…I hope the damage can be undone.
December 17, 2009 – I just had to put my very loved friend to sleep because of this product. I only fed him 3 pieces. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THIS GARBAGE TO YOUR DOG! He had severe kidney and liver damage and vomited, urinated and defecated blood for 2 days. There are MANY owners who have lost their pets, or saved them only to live life with damaged organs. I plan to make it a crusade to rid the market of this poison. The product I purchased was from Costco, and the lot number is NJ 45. You may think you are buying a fantastic luxury treat for your friend (as I did), but you are actually buying a possible death sentence for your beloved pet. I kept the remainder of the bag and plan to test the heck out of it. The makers of Waggin Train better beware, if I find something that caused my dog’s death you will never sell anything again.
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!
September 13, 2009 – As with many that have posted, our 3 year old Chihuahua became very ill and we have determined it is due to eating these jerky treats. […]September 1, 2009 – My dog loved these treats. I gave him one a night. But eventually he got a bad one and threw up for two days. Do not buy any dog food made in China.
July 9, 2009 – Within 5 minutes of eating the chicken jerky my dog got ill. She is only 7 lbs. Vomiting, vomiting blood, lethargy, dehydration. Vet bills, nights at the emergency vet hospital, you name it. She ate nothing else in the 4 hours before of eating this. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THIS TO YOUR DOGS. It is not worth it.
July 5, 2009 – Our dog just got out of the hospital after getting sick from these treats. 4 days on IV fluids to combat the kidney damage from the melamine toxicity caused by these treats. The American Veterinary Medical Association has a warning about chicken jerky, and to watch your dog closely if you are feeding them these, and the FDA is aware as well. PLEASE DO NOT BUY THESE.
June 13, 2009 – another sick dog, I should’ve known this.
To be honest, you can’t live without China these days. USA and China got to be working together to “save” the world. But seriously, Chinese companies need to emphasize on their quality and safety issues.
You know what. I love my dogs, they love chicken jerky..but there is nowhere I can find MADE IN USA jerky!!! I am sick and tired of this. I am gonna start my own pet food company, and make my own Jerky from local farms right here in the USA.