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More Treat Recalls!

I see the "Duck" jerky/tenders made the list....Which we also had This was posted on Sept. 14th, I guess it isn't an mandatory recall, but several complaints on these items.

Also, If you go to this site: http://www.dog-recall.com/ You can put your email in and sign up for notification of new recalls...

Here's the article:

PRODUCT INFORMATION

American Veterinary Medical Association Announcement

Update: AVMA warns of potential new threat to pets
"The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has recently been made aware of several complaints from pet owners and veterinarians that multiple brands of jerky treats manufactured in China have been making pets sick. Symptoms of illness have included vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. To our knowledge, no deaths have been reported.
The AVMA posted an alert on its Web site to inform its members and the public about what was known. Today, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) issued a statement saying it also has become aware of an unusual number of dogs presenting similar symptoms and abnormal test results associated with consumption of some jerky treats.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently testing several products to see if a contaminant can be found. So far, they have ruled out melamine, one of the chemicals that led to the massive pet food recall this spring, but have yet to identify anything that might be making pets sick.
While a list of brand/product names of affected treats is not yet available, the AVMA has learned that all complaints have involved jerky treats from China. We recommend that pet owners use their best judgment in this matter."
* Some stores have pulled the following foods from the shelves
7856525052 5108696 Chicken Chips 1lb.
7856525053 5108692 Chicken Chips 8oz.
7856525092 5108693 Chicken Poppers 8oz.
7856525093 5108698 Chicken Poppers 1lb.
7856525134 5108691 Chicken Tenders 8oz.
7856525137 5126536 Chicken Breast Tender Snacks 1lb.
7856525138 5126535 Chicken Tenders 2lb.
7856584255 5126702 Duck Breast Tenders 8oz.
7856584256 5126534 Duck Breast Tenders 1lb.
7856584257 5126532 Duck Chips 1lb.
7856584258 5126531 Duck and Sweet Potato 1lb.
7856585808 5108695 Chicken Tenders 1lb.

*The National Pet Foundation will update you with any new information about specific jerky products and name brands as soon as it becomes available
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Another link to the official AVMA news release, and some info on reporting illnesses/deaths:

http://www.avma.org/press/media_aler...rky_treats.asp

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So far, they have ruled out melamine, one of the chemicals that led to the massive pet food recall this spring, but have yet to identify anything that might be making pets sick.
Hmmmm. That's intriguing, but I can't say that I really care what the substance is if it is making dogs sick or causing deaths.

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While a list of brand/product names of affected treats is not yet available, the AVMA has learned that all complaints have involved jerky treats from China.
And again, one common factor seems to be China. Good gravy! I hope they can get a list of brand names out soon!
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Yeah, the product #'s are kind of a pain, but maybe they are listed on the bags somewhere.

I have seen ALOT of those treats on Ebay and at the shelves at the local petstore around the corner. The sweet potato ones are everywhere!

Sad :*(

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Wow- "Lethargy" Do you think that the rabbit fillets (made in china) I have been feeding Jasper his whole life could have caused his depression? and that it is just a coincidence that his mood has lifted since we spoke to the communicator since it is also about a month since I tossed the Jerky?

This is just so scary.




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Missy,

I noticed a DRASTIC change in Gucci too......once I threw out all the treats and commercial products. Her "naps" are now HALF of what they were. I think the toxins *tax* their system. I wish they could figure out what exactly is causing this.

I know we pretty much all knew that all China treats were tainted, and our gut feelings were right.

I bet it did have something to do with Jasper. How is he doing now? What changes have you made since the communicator?

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Kara, they are real subtle changes. We have now given him the job to watch the house. which means in stead of saying NO when he barks we say "Thank you - I'll take care of it." we have given him permission and another Job to "chase the squirrels from the yard" Now he always chased squirrels-- but now we point them out and make it his job. (Michael started by saying "go get it"-- I changed it to "chase it away" LOL no dead rodents please) Since doing this -- he doesn't seem to bark as loud and he is isn't as interested in squirrels on our walks--- it's crazy to think that he knows the nuances of conversation--- but he seems to know that the yard is his domain to clear but nowhere else. I also have been trying to take him on an extra walk after dinner-Just me and him. I have to be careful not to ignore Cash- but Cash seems to be able to get his alone time because he is a snuggler and will just come and do his sand bag impersonation on your lap until you pet him.

I am also giving him a little rescue remedy a day and dandelion greens mixed with yogurt.

But I really wonder if it is the lack of Chinese rabbit!!!! It's interesting that you noticed the difference in Gucci.




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OT - Missy, that's funny about the squirrels. We have one who is very brave and will just sit on a bench and tease the dogs. When I talk to him, he tilts his head as if he is really listening. There is a huge squirrel nest in my tree and I think he lives there.

When we go for walks and they chase squirrels, I tell them the squirrels went home and they settle down.


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I have to be careful not to ignore Cash- but Cash seems to be able to get his alone time because he is a snuggler and will just come and do his sand bag impersonation on your lap until you pet him.
I'd love to see Cash doing his sand bag impersonation! That sounds so cute, Missy!!

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Sheesh! This is really scary. I started making jerky at home a few weeks ago (which the boys LOVE, btw), but I don't have the packaging from the other commercial treats I have. We don't go through treats very quickly so I take the treats out of their original packaging and store them in airtight containers. I have Charlee Bears, Solid Gold Tiny Tots, Kong Liver Snaps and Pro Plan biscuits (most of which I've had since we picked Nico up in early June). Anyone know of a problem with any of these?
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