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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Chicken Strips

So... I just read chicken jerky strips from China are a big no no for dogs. Not surprising, since it's from China.

I have half a bag left. I didn't even think when I bought it. Just thought: chicken strip = chicken = natural. Apparently not, if it's from China - duh!

Usually, Roshi only gets a broken small piece of jerky when he goes into his crate at night. It's rare I feed one full strip to him, but I do when I go out for longer periods of time to keep him entertain with his Kong.

I'm not sure if it's the strips or Roshi has an overactive/sensitive stomach. For the last 2-3 months, he pukes up bile in the morning about once every 1 or 2 weeks. Never before the chicken strips.

Sigh. I know deep down I should just throw out the bag, but I hate wasting food. I grew up with parents that if only one end of the orange is moldy, you cut it off and eat the other end.

Roshi is family. And we all say, we should feed our family well. Yes. But do we really? Do all of us really grow our own gardens, raise a farm, and hunt to feed our family members? Or do we buy groceries from stores that are provided by corporate farms who spray our food with pesticides and mass produce genetic altered livestock? I still see huge line-ups inside and outside McDonalds. And yes, I am part of the line up!

Or these food/health announcements just often exaggerated to make people paranoid about everything?

I know I'm trying to justify not throwing the bag out because of my cheapness. Sigh. Ok. I'll go throw it out now before I get any flack.

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I'm sorry that happened. I had bought a expensive bag of greenies and then found out it can cause blockages. What did they find in the chicken strips? Probley rat hairs or something. Yuck

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My motto has always been with any kind of food, human or dog, is..When in doubt, throw it out.

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Roshi's petsitter posted this on facebook:

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-fo...-jerky-treats/

It just says, don't know what's wrong with the food, but could cause illness.

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interesting... thanks for the heads up!

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I remember a few years ago when this became a huge concern. Many dogs died. The chicken strips from China are irridated and I think they thought that could have been the problem. If you do a search online, you will find story after story of dogs who got sick from them. I would not feed them to my dog. If you search this forum, you may find stuff also. I believe one young havanese from the forum was suspected to have gotten sick and died from chicken jerkey. Not worth the risk. Trader Joes has some reasonably priced that are made in the USA. Not as cheap as the China stuff, but I trust it much more.


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Just saw this on another list:

http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/.../ucm280586.htm


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I just went out to buy a bag of chicken jerky made from a town about an hour from here - Made in Canada. It was definitely more expensive. Sigh. Oh well. Better health for my Roshi.

Again, so much for retirement. Sigh.

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yes, I used to get the dired chicken from Trader Joe's for Tillie and she LOVED it! if you have one in your area it might be a resonable option for Roshi!

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I'm also thinking of getting Purebites. Any furbabies out there in love with these?

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