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Another recall

A Philadelphia woman says her dog died after eating tainted dog food treats bought from Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart has quietly pulled the made in China dog treat from its stores. There has been no announcement to the public as of yet. It is also uncertain of how many tainted bags of treats there may still be out among consumers.

Kate Collins said it is hard to talk about. Bella, her two-year-old Chihuahua, died suddenly in July after eating Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips.

Collins said that Bella died within a week after eating the treats. The other dogs did not receive the same treats and are unaffected.

Bella’s owner had the animal hospital do an autopsy and they found that Bella died of an infection caused by toxic bacteria.

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Oh my, that really sounds scary. It is so sad that you cant trust what you buy anymore. I say we all build a Havanese compound, grow our own garden & have own livestock!! This way all our babies are safe!!

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How sad for this owner. I guess the news media & Walmart is not interested until you have a number of deaths.

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Sandi - that is a very good point. I have not heard about this in the general news. If these snacks are tainted and there are more to come, this could be worse than the food recall! These big Corporations just done seen to want to get involved and take responsibility unless forced to by the government or media!!

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I posted this under "Chicken Jerkey Caution" the other day. Sorry, I spelled jerky wrong and couldn't figure out how to fix it in the title. I have searched online for a while about this and they are cautioning against any of the chicken jerky made in china. Specific brands that I have found killed or injured dogs are Bestro's sold by Walmart (but now pulled from the shelves) and Waggintrain sold by Costco and some other places. I use Waggintrain so this really scared me. If you check the other post, there are a few brands that we have all found that are made in the USA, but not many.


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So if you are or have used the ones on the recall list, what can you do?? Do you take Brady to the vet just to be checked? Or wait for symptoms? It seems to me that all these pups that were lost all got ill and passed quickly. All this makes me happy my guys are on a very special diet! But I do have to say that there are times your pups could get these without your knowledge. I had to ask the mailman to stop throwing treats on the lawn for the dogs (since they ARE on a special diet) but who knows what he was throwing them!
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I was going crazy the other night when I heard the story and then started searching online. The Waggintrain have not been recalled. They are still selling them at Costco. I bought a pack the other day that I haven't opened yet, it is going back. I threw all the others away. The stories I read had the dogs getting very sick immediately or very soon after eating them. Many mentioned that the dogs ate one and never ate again. There was kidney failure, vomiting, diarrhea, and bacterial infections. Brady has had an upset tummy lately, but I tried not to panic. He is acting completely normal and his stomach is back to normal, so I think he is fine. I am just keeping a close eye on him. I really got scared when Leslie mentioned that she had been giving little Shadow the Bestro's brand. That made it hit close to home.


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Wow! Your mailman was throwing treats? Yikes! That would flip me out.

Thanks for posting the link. That IS the brand we were buying. It ALL went in the trash yesterday along with the Cadet. I just posted on the other thread how I just dropped $350 for a food dehydrator and accessories. I figure it will pay for itself within a year, and I will no longer have to worry.

I'm going to see if there is some way for me to start making kibble. OR, I'll just feed her homecooked and start taking her to have her teeth cleaned a few times a year.

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Yea, very scary for sure. Lexi has been sick for a week, throwing up and diahrea, but I know she did not get anything like that so she is on meds, and eating boiled chicken and rice. Poor Brady - he is probably upset cause he isnt getting his usual treats.

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Yes, I came around the house one day and found them chewing on something, had no idea where they got it. Then another day I was watching them outside & he actually got out of his truck & threw them to each of the dogs. I know if was a kind gesture, but I really dont want people throwing food or anything at my dogs!!!!

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