I didn't even know that Nutro Natural Choice had a no-grain formula. That is great to know. My Blue couldn't eat any grain except a couple treats once in a while. I think Venture could have a little more, but I'm a little leary of giving him something with grain since he doesn't want to go outside most of the time now. He keeps jumping over the steps to get outside and then he often falls at the bottom.
I used to feed my girls Diamond Large Breed Lamb and Rice, and since yet another recall, I switched to Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Lamb and Potato. They do GREAT on the no grain recipe, less upset stomachs, less gas and less bad breath!
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I don't know what is causing all the salmonella problems, but both the SC Diamond plant and the MO Diamond plant have recalled foods they package. So far they have only mentioned Diamond Natural from MO, but SC it has been just about everything they package, including Chicken Soup or something like that (can't remember the name) and Taste of the Wild, which is what I usually feed Venture. Last time or two I had gotten him a different brand, so I guess that will be continuing for a while, though not the one he is eating now because it is causing gas (PHEEEWWW).
Here's another spooky thing that happened. My husband does all the dog feeding, and after he opened the bag of Kirkland we got at Costco, he got serious stomach/intestinal problems that lasted for about 5 days. We haven't eaten out for a long time, so he couldn't blame it on restaurant food. I did some reading, and it seems the salmonella in the kibble gets on the owner's hands, and people get sick from it. The dogs were fine, didn't have any problems, but I'm wondering if he got a bug from handling the dry dog food. We threw it out, and got something else, Halo is one of the few that are ok. I told him to be sure to wash his hands real well after he handles the dog food now because it could be on any brand of dog food these days.
That's what I was doing with the treats I have for Venture, but I couldn't find on any of them where they were actually made. I was surprised reading the article because Milo's is supposed to be a high quality natural treat and here it is poisoning dogs. Now I am rather leary of what I get for Venture.
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Fitness Minutes: (35,303) Posts: 1,249 5/16/12 9:54 A
i only buy treats from 3 places that i KNOW make the treats in the USA. otherwise, i have to read the WHOLE package VERY carefully because even if the company is in the USA, i have to check carefully to make sure that the treats weren't actually made in china.
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OMG...I did too, 3HOURLADY!!!! and like you....I ALSO THREW IT OUT! I don't give mine ANYTHING unless it's made in the USA!!!! Thanx again for posting the tip and the link!!! XOXO, Jojo, Daytona and Baby Star
I got the Waggin Train chicken jerkey as a free sample in a bag of dog food. Fortunately I had read about it in a thread on Dog Lovers, so I threw it out. Right now we are giving the dogs Milk Bones and home made treats. Thank you for the link.
I don't have jerky treats, but checked what I do have for where they are made. Does anyone know where to find that information? On one of the bags it has the U.S. flag indicating they were made here, but the others only have the company name. I'm sure that the jerky treats in question have a company name and address in this hemisphere, too, and just import from China. So I don't really know how to tell what is safe around here.
Of course, even the pet food made here seems to be unsafe. I noticed that the brand Venture usually eats is now recalled if it is from the SC plant (I'm west, wo it would be the MO plant here). Right now I don't have that kind, so didn't have to worry about it, but it looks like just about all their foods are being recalled if from that plant.
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Fitness Minutes: (86,753) Posts: 6,431 5/12/12 12:24 P
I just checked the chicken jerky treats that I give Hobo about every 3 or 4 days and sure enough it is the waggin trail treats. So I will throw it out.
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Fitness Minutes: (160,500) Posts: 7,561 5/12/12 6:12 A
I think this was already mentioned about a year or mor ago, but they have never recalled them and China is still poisoning the treats. The two brands they showed in the report last night were Waggin Train and Milo's. I thought I'd pass on the article link that is on the website that did the report.
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