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    DefaultDANGER!!....PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO HAS DOGS,

    Hi just labs,
    i have just had an e-mail about a dog treat that could kill our beloved dogs!!
    please read, i have no more info other then what i have copied, sorry it's so long but very important.

    PLEASE READ AND SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO HAS DOGS, ESPECIALLY SMALL DOGS


    Bella, 3 years old, 4 pounds


    Product - Smoke House Chicken Breast Tenders Treats


    Bella became suddenly ill ,and now hospitalized with her life
    threatened due to Smoke House Chicken Tenders.I recently purchased at
    Pet Smart. It doesn't matter where you purchase them, just don't
    purchase them.


    This was the first time I bought the Smoke House treats. Having read
    the label, it was listed as all natural, no additives, dyes etc. The
    treats were purchased on or about August 17. She loved them and I
    was happy because she typically only likes one treat. By August 23
    she vomited bile, and again on August 24. Her personality began to
    change becoming lethargic, wanting to stay in her bed, loss of
    appetite. excessive drinking, urinating frequently in excessive
    amounts. urine became orange like in color. By August 28 she was
    severely dehydrated and lost one of her three pounds.


    Sugar was found in her urine which would typically indicate diabetes.
    Bella was put on IV and given an antibiotic to take while tests were
    being done over Labor Day weekend.


    Test results showed "irregularity in the lower part of her kidney.
    Possibly a hole in the kidney because of the malfunction.


    By today Sept 7, she was no better and very low on energy and interest
    in being around anyone. I brought the package of Smoke House Chicken
    Tenders with me to the vet because it was the only thing that was
    different in her diet.


    My wonderful vet, a graduate of Cornell University searched the
    Cornell Veterinarian site where veterinarians report unusual cases
    which are tracked. The search was done by symptoms. A second search
    by chicken treats.


    There were numerous cases on the Cornell University Veterinarian web
    site, all with the same symptoms, test results and yes, related to
    chicken tender treats made in China. Never did it cross my mind that
    this product was made in China. When Dr. didn't find complete listing
    of ingredients on the package he called the number listed on the back
    of the package identifying himself and asked for ingredients to help
    understand what was happening to my pet. The only thing the person
    on the phone with a strong Chinese accent was "all natural, all
    natural". Sure enough looking at the small print on the bottom back
    of the package is "product of China", the same source of other
    products that have been killing our pets. I sat beside my vet and
    read along with him. Following are primary repeated findings;


    -severe damage to the kidney often resulting in complete renal failure
    and death
    -numerous reports in the past four to five weeks, a larger number on
    the East Coast
    - chicken and beef treats promoted as all natural
    -it does not matter what the label is, if it is a product of China
    -if caught early enough, hospitalized on IV hydrating and flushing the
    kidney over days with nutrients may help the kidney heal itself and
    the pet could then live with the damaged kidney
    -if not caught early complete renal failure is expected
    -most cases reported are related to small dogs
    -initial symptoms indicate diabetes
    -mold is often found when flushing the kidney (found in Bella)


    I have been in touch with Pet Smart requesting them to help get the
    ingredients. Time is lost analyzing the food. Today a vet at Cornell
    purchased a bag after reading the report my Vet posted on Bella. He
    then contacted my vet to say the bag he bought had mold in it despite
    an expiration date one year from now. I was asked to look closely at
    whatever was left in my bag, but saw none.


    After Bella was admitted to the vet I went directly to Pet Smart in
    Nanuet NY, told the Manager what happened and asked her to assist
    getting the ingredients identified. I was met with a hostile
    attitude. She was only interested in getting my name because she felt
    I was going to file a complaint. The person at PS headquarters
    responsible for knowing food ingredients at Pet Smart headquarters is
    trying to help.


    The information available to vets on the Cornell web site is not
    public information. No one seems to be aware of this. Dogs are
    misdiagnosed


    PLEASE SEND THIS ON TO YOUR PET LOVING FRIENDS AND SAVE A PET AND LOTS
    OF HEARTACHE.


    PLEASE POST THIS INFORMATION ON ANY WEB SITE YOU CAN CONCERNING PETS.

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    DefaultRe: DANGER!!....PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO HAS DOGS,

    Thanks for your post. Do you have the name of the manufacturer or distributor? Could you post it?
    Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.

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    DefaultRe: DANGER!!....PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO HAS DOGS,

    hi, the only info is what was e-mailed to me. I have copied the lot.
    it does say: Product - Smoke House Chicken Breast Tenders Treats.
    i hope this helps, i think its getting at its made in china! not sure why....sorry this e-mail was forwarded on to me.

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    Poor little Bella.

    I NEVER, EVER feed any doggie treats not made in the USA. If I can't find where it's made, I don't buy it. People must think I'm strange, reading ingredients on dog cookies!


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    DefaultRe: DANGER!!....PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO HAS DOGS,

    I was interested, because if we knew who was distributing in the US we could avoid all their products wherever they are sold. I still check for the China link and avoid it. However, I have found at least one company in the US contracts a jerky product in bulk from China, and then packages it and sells it here without a China origin indicated. i do not know if that is legal or not, but forwarded the information I had with questions to the Dept of Agriculture, and State AG.
    Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.

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    DefaultRe: DANGER!!....PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO HAS DOGS,

    do you know, its not silly, i've always bought poppy pigs ears or hide etc, but i didn't think that she could be in danger, this is a wake up call and i will be looking on the packets from now on.

    poor bella your right, i wonder if the dog lived....i guess we'll never know.

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    DefaultRe: DANGER!!....PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO HAS DOGS,

    Thanks, Katrys! That answers my questions.
    Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.

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    DefaultRe: DANGER!!....PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO HAS DOGS,

    I was shopping yesterday for chicken treats at 3 different pet food stores & every one of them was "made in China" but DISTRIBUTED in the USA! I looked at several different brands. The "made in China" was very, very small & off by itself on all of the packages that I looked at.

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    DefaultRe: DANGER!!....PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO HAS DOGS,

    What happened to Bella... ???

    Is she OK?
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    Peanut - 7 year old minpin
    Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
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