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12/25/13 11:53 A

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i do not buy anything made in china. i want made by Americans

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10/28/13 9:25 P

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I wasn't sure the list would make it. I tried a link and Google wouldn't take it. Then when I typed in the list the computer froze.



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10/28/13 5:36 P

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Iams has unfortunately not a very good track record.
Take a look at this:
www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-revi
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and here:
petfoodtalk.com/dogfoodreviews/iams/

Iams may still be the best food at supermarkets but the price is way too high for what you get. It is a diet that is full of allergens and has very little meat but mostly grains.
Chicken as a first ingredient looks good but that is by weight of the fresh chicken. Once the chicken is processed for a dry food it only makes up a very small amount of the food.
The ingredients in Iams are likely imported since they don't advertise the fact that their products ingredients are sourced in the US.
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Iams dog food or the brands your local vet carries should be safe.Why do the Chinese want to make bad foods anyway? emoticon emoticon

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10/28/13 3:39 P

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Thanks for the list. That helps. Maybe it's worth it's own thread?
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10/28/13 2:46 P

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On FB they have this post that tells many brands that are from China (or ingredients from China, I guess). Of course, I agree that the only way to know where all ingredients are from is buying local.

Wagon Train, Canyon Creek Ranch, Dogswell, Hartz, Snausages, Booda Bones, Milo's Kitchen, Aspen Pet, American Kennel Club, Dingo's, Beefeaters, Cadet, Sargent's, Ever Pet, Home Pet 360, Walgreens Simple, The Kingdom's Pet, Benefuk, Beggin Strips, Pupperoni, Canine Carryout.

Looks like it is a lot more than jerky treats, which they have been saying.

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10/27/13 1:17 P

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The only way to know that the ingredients are sourced from a reputable source is to buy local or know the manufacturer.
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10/27/13 8:29 A

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I make my own dog treats or buy at local farmer's markets where they are also home-made. I lost a dog a few yrs ago at the beginning of that scare where so many dogs died. Ours was one of the first. I don't want another dog to go thru that hell.

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10/26/13 6:43 P

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emoticon for sharing this info. Same here, I only buy US or Canada made treats or I make my own.

I came across the same article in my Border Collie newsletter just now, pretty scary.





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10/24/13 12:58 A

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Thankfully anything that we would typically give the beasties are all made either in the States or up here in Canada. A lot of the time we just make our own.

Thanks for letting us know about this - I will be sure to pass it along to my doggy friends.

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I've heard about those treats from China. None for my cockapoo! She is precious! Try to feed her only the best! Thanks for warning others who have not heard about this! I've heard over 600 pets reported that died from those!! I say don't feed your pet anything made in China - we must read the labels!

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Home-prepared is definitely the safest, whether cooked or raw. Dogs are omnivores (with carnivore tendencies) and can eat our diet IF we eat a healthy diet.

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The real scary thing is you really don't know where each individual ingredient comes from. The labels don't have to tell you that. It is lucky we haven't bought any jerky type treats. We go for the real ingredients with no byproducts included and made in America label easily found. And as FANCY says, even then some ingredients could come from other countries.

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10/23/13 3:45 P

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I try to check where the treats/food comes from, but often even U.S. and Canadian foods are recalled (usually U.S.) too. There seems to be more recalls locally than the foods from China where it seems they keep getting away with poisoning dogs. The local is from bacteria rather than poisoning. I also will not get any of the jerky treats, no matter where they are from, since I have heard problems in jerky from other areas than China.

I think that it is hard to tell if something is coming from China, too, because places will label something "Packaged in" or "Manufactured in" wherever, but they don't say where the ingredients come from.

I haven't read the full article, but saw something on the news last night and the scary part is that they cannot identify which products have the toxic ingredients from China because there are too many of them.



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10/23/13 10:39 A

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Thanks Flowerdalejewel for turning that link into a clickable link, some how I missed that class. Appreciate your help with that, have a great day.

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Be careful with anything you feed your pets. For instance even buffalo or other exotic sounding food is most likely not grass-fed but grain-fed in CAFO's (confined animal feeding operations), not just in the US but also in New Zealand. Don't know about Australia.
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I never buy any pet treat or food from China, all of my treats are either ones I've made myself, ones made in Australia or New Zealand and occasionally some from Thailand.

www.kvoa.com/news/pet-treat-warning-
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Interesting article in regards to dog treats made in China. Very dangerous, please make sure you are reading the labels on what you are giving to your per. We almost lost our Gizmo last year because of a treat we gave to him.

http://www.kvoa.com/news/pet-treat-warni
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