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    Doggie Treats

    Hi everyone,

    I know a lot of us on here have dogs and there is a current recall on the chicken jerky treats made by Blue Buffalo and Kingdom Pets brand that Costco carries. The chicken is coming in from China and there have been reported up to 50 deaths by dogs that have consumed the products. I even checked out our Celebcorp brand by email as it is very misleading on their website. They claim it's all made in Canada but on the package on the very back it says "imported into Canada by" so I sent them an email, and to my surprise they are importing their chicken from China as well but it's not mentioned on the package or on the website.

    The email went on to say that they have teams of inspector's that are always in the plant doing inspections, and that the employee's feed the treats to their own pets. I don't know how much of that is true, but I thought other's should know about the cautions and recalls that are going on at the moment.

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    I have two dogs and thanks for the info. I give my dog those and they love them. I would sure hate to lose my dogs. They are my babies.

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    I never buy treats that originate in China. I buy from my local Barkles and only the best. Sometimes I make my treats. One treat our golden especially loves are antlers. They are expensive, but he really loves it for his chew.
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    I buy ground beef and turkey and dehydrate strips in my dehydrator. It cost pennies compared to the bought package treats and I know my dog is getting safe treats. Walmart has the jerky gun. Fill with plain ground meat, press out strips on the rack and leave in the dehydrator until dried out thoroughly about 10 hours or more. I always check where my pet food is coming from and unless it states clearly where I don't buy it. I buy no pet food that has the word China anywhere on the package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila_H View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I know a lot of us on here have dogs and there is a current recall on the chicken jerky treats made by Blue Buffalo and Kingdom Pets brand that Costco carries. The chicken is coming in from China and there have been reported up to 50 deaths by dogs that have consumed the products. I even checked out our Celebcorp brand by email as it is very misleading on their website. They claim it's all made in Canada but on the package on the very back it says "imported into Canada by" so I sent them an email, and to my surprise they are importing their chicken from China as well but it's not mentioned on the package or on the website.

    The email went on to say that they have teams of inspector's that are always in the plant doing inspections, and that the employee's feed the treats to their own pets. I don't know how much of that is true, but I thought other's should know about the cautions and recalls that are going on at the moment.

    Sheila
    ?? - I don't understand??. I just went to the Blue Buffalo website: www.bluebuffalo.com and they state that their dog food is made in the USA. I have some Blue Buffalo treats a neighbor gave our dog at Christmas and the package says it is made in the USA(the dog hasn't been sick after eating this). I searched on "blue buffalo dog food recalls" and found none.
    Could this recall be a mistake or a hoax?
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    Here is the link to the FDA website about the recall our vet sent out a notice that they were advised to update their caution letters to clients this week to include the Blue Buffalo as well as the Kingdom Treats being sold via Costco. We asked our vet if we should throw out the treats we have and she said no, as it wasn't one of the brands on their list. I have no idea if there is a difference between the USA standards and the Canadian standards with regards to food for pets, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up as we were notified by our vet as well as other's in our neighborhood that have different vets than us.

    Here is the FDA notice: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/.../ucm280586.htm

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    I have found this out the hard way...Tink LOVES that treat and we had to cut her off...coldturkey. The ones that I was buying didn't say anything about China either, but found out by really checking, and they were importing from China.
    To be fair...The investigators are having a hard time finding oout what is wrong with this treat...
    Tink seems to feel better and has more get up and go since she has been off of them.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    i started buying [the human] beef jerky treats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom View Post
    I have found this out the hard way...Tink LOVES that treat and we had to cut her off...coldturkey. The ones that I was buying didn't say anything about China either, but found out by really checking, and they were importing from China.
    To be fair...The investigators are having a hard time finding oout what is wrong with this treat...
    Tink seems to feel better and has more get up and go since she has been off of them.

    Maybe 3 years ago,China was putting ground up Melamine, The same plastic that dishware is made of, in their pet products, and then it was found in their baby formula. Many animals died & some babies. It tests as a protein which is why it sometimes sneaks past "inspections".... The only other thing I can remember is that the Melamine was causing kidney failure.

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    I make my own dog treats.. 1 pkg beef liver 2 cups flour maybe mix in some oats to equal 2 cups..and 1-2 eggs. Mix it all together ~ I use the food processor until its just mixed and bake like cookies. My dogs LOVE these.
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    That's the problem we have with our dog is he has been tested and is allergic to oats, barley and wheat which is the base ingredients in most dog foods and treats. Poor guy breaks out in hives so we've got to read the ingredients on everything, so far only natural jerky treats and rawhide bones seem to work for him.

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    Someone sent me a video the other day about chicken in china. There is a company that has 5 guys on Honda bikes go all over the place picking up dead chickens for pennies. They take these dead chickens back to their factory which is a nasty looking place like a cement slab and walls. They pick the feathers off and there is blood and waste all over the place. There several people sitting on stools to do this job. Then there chicken parts soaking in a big wok full of water. Then it shows them dying the meat a nice golden color. The next pic is the beautiful golden roasted chicken parts to serve. My DH eas looking at the dried chicken strips we give our dogs and saw that they come from china. I knew they came from china but didn't associate the color of them with the dye job in the photos. So after he put 2 and 2 together we decided not to give them to our dogs any more. There is also duck strips from china. Guess I won't give them that either. If any one else has recipes for home made I will be interested. I already copied the two that were sent in.

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    RkayD-on the liver, is that 1 pound? What temperature and length of time? I've found some recipes, but my goodness, they're almost as involved as cooking a gourmet meal for yourself. LOL I hate to cook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selm View Post
    ?? - I don't understand??. I just went to the Blue Buffalo website: www.bluebuffalo.com and they state that their dog food is made in the USA. I have some Blue Buffalo treats a neighbor gave our dog at Christmas and the package says it is made in the USA(the dog hasn't been sick after eating this). I searched on "blue buffalo dog food recalls" and found none.
    Could this recall be a mistake or a hoax?
    They can be Made in USA and still use imported chicken from China.
    Sadiemae

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    I feed pepperoni or cheese . Human pepperoni and cheese that is. Mostly pepperoni .it is less expensive than dog treats !

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63 View Post
    I feed pepperoni or cheese . Human pepperoni and cheese that is. Mostly pepperoni .it is less expensive than dog treats !
    My Molly has to take Plaqueoff on her food to help prevent plaque and tartar on her teeth. Do you think pepperoni and cheese will make it more difficult to battle the plague on her teeth????
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    I'm gonna have to try your recipe. I'm been thinking of doing my own treats for my little pups. Thanks fo sharing.

    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD View Post
    I make my own dog treats.. 1 pkg beef liver 2 cups flour maybe mix in some oats to equal 2 cups..and 1-2 eggs. Mix it all together ~ I use the food processor until its just mixed and bake like cookies. My dogs LOVE these.

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    Tink is on a special diet due to her health. She isn't allowed any commercial treats due to some of the ingredients...also on a prescription dog food.
    I take 1# of beef liver and freeze it for an hour. Then slice into small cubes. I put foil on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 min. When cool place in container and fridge.
    For a dog with a small mouth, this is a very economical treat...and last about a week.
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