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4/26/12 4:20 A

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I'm with you Mom. I buy USA!...For us as well.

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4/25/12 4:21 P

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yes, i read that chicken jerky treats for dogs made in china are tainted and can kill dogs. the FDA came out with newer guidelines regarding this Nov '11, but from the one story i read, Nestle/Purina isn't complying and is still selling the Wagon ........ treats. so, don't buy anything Nestle/Purina. I buy my dog's treats from a specific company that i sell their products for and I know the treats are made in the USA.

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4/25/12 6:56 A

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Do you mean the little animal crackers that we used to eat as kids? The ones that came in the red box with the cloth handle? Those are just simple butter cookies aren't they? LOL, I loved those! My mother used to buy me a box to carry around the store with me every time we went grocery shopping. I didn't think they made them anymore!

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4/25/12 2:37 A

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I buy Natural Balance dog treats. Also we give our dogs plain animal cookies now and then. They don't cost much, and they are low in fat.

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4/24/12 5:58 P

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That is awful, I just came from the store with some of these treats and now I will be returning them. It is so sad because my pups love them. I have tried giving them vegetables and they look at me like I am crazy, gotta find them new treats. Thanks for the information.

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4/24/12 3:33 A

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The products are made in China. That is the problem. If you buy treats, but American.

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4/22/12 8:44 P

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emoticon for the info. I wasn't aware of this but I don't buy them. I like the Paul Newman's Own dog treats and all the flavors of the mini Zukes.
Thanks again. Wliberty

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4/22/12 7:56 P

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Thank you for pointing this out. It is getting so that I am going to stop the commercial treats and only give the natural like organic carrots and such.

There are a number of stories about the Waggin Train, Greenies and other treats at consumeraffairs.com.



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4/22/12 5:53 P

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No I haven't heard this either. I don't give my dog the flea/tick treatments anymore; my Vet is not happy with me about it. Sometimes I think doctors get kickbacks from the drug companies and that really makes me mad. I am giving her holistics treatments (have for 3 years) and thus far we haven't had any problems with fleas or ticks. But we also don't have any dogs or cats closeby so maybe that helps also.

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4/22/12 4:38 P

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I haven't heard about this but that is so awful. Sure hope the pups will be fine that ate them.
My Jack Russell and my Granddog, a Golden Retriever love frozen green beans for treats. The vet said they could have all they wanted but I limit them to 2 handfuls a day. They are addicted to them.

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4/22/12 12:51 P

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My dogs get baby carrots for treats. With them it is the fact that they are getting something gets them all excited. Lorraine

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4/22/12 12:23 P

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Unfortunately you can't be too careful with treats. Too many companies trying to pad their bottom line with inferior and even dangerous ingredients, at the expense of our pets' health. The safest way is to make them yourself. In fact, there's a sticky thread for homemade dog treat recipes right here on this team. If you have the time to do it, I'm sure you'll find at least one recipe there that you and your dog will like.

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4/22/12 11:39 A

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Chicken jerky used to be my big guy's most favorite treat in the world, until I read about the dangers associated with contaminated treats. I believe they had formaldehyde in them. The ones manufactured in China were at the highest risk. Sadly, he is no longer able to enjoy his special treats but I guess we learned the easy way rather than the hard way.

Do a google search, and you'll come up with all kinds of information about it.

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4/22/12 11:32 A

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No, I hadn't heard that, but it is terrible news. I hope if it is true everyone who bought them finds out about it fast.

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4/22/12 11:25 A

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I just heard from one of my friends today that some of the Wagon Train dog treats are causing kidney failure in dogs. The two pictures that she sent to me where the ones of Chik'n Biscuits and Jerky Tenders. I did not know anything about this until she sent me the message. Has anyone else heard of this?

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