cody bear's friends

pet treat warning AGAIN
December 22, 2008, 3:55 pm
Filed under: animals, dogs, health, pets | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

hi all, here is the latest on those damn chicken jerky treats: (i can’t believe people are still feeding them and stores are still selling them.)

Preliminary Animal Health Notification

December 19, 2008

FDA Continues To Receive Complaints about Chicken Jerky Products for Dogs and Cautions Consumers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to caution consumers of a potential association between the development of illness in dogs and the consumption of chicken jerky products also described as chicken tenders, strips or treats.  FDA continues to receive complaints of dogs experiencing illness that their owners or veterinarians associate with consumption of chicken jerky products. The chicken jerky products are imported to the U.S. from China.  FDA issued a cautionary warning to consumers in September 2007…..

i strongly recommend you read the rest of the article, here.

as long time readers of this blog know, i lost a dog friend to kidney disease due to these jerky treats.  mindy, buzzybeegirl’s dog.

we at cody bear’s friends  strongly recommend you

1. feed your dog high quality american made food. (unless you’re not in america. that would just be silly.)

2. strongly research your dog’s food and treats.  the ingredients and the manufacturing methods and company history.

3. develop a relationship with your vet.  this will help you get truthful and beneficial food info. in a pinch, a vet that knows you’re a good client will usually bend over backwards to fit you in in the event of an emergency.

4. exercise your dog regularly so that they are in top health.  that way if they do get their choppers on something tainted their body will be equipped to handle it.


thanks to laurie s. for forwarding the update to me.


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I love the look on CB’s face….it’s like he’s conveying a sense of concern to all his fans and their furry family members.

Comment by forkboy

Thanks for posting this goodbear. Hopefully they will take them off the shelves soon.

Comment by buzzybeegirl

yes forky, cody bear has a very serious side. also….the eyebrows make everything look severe…

Comment by goodbear

As long as people keep buying ’em, they’ll keep selling ’em.

Hey Goodbear, have you read the book “Pet Food Politics” about the 2007 recalls? Highly recommended!

Comment by Dennis the Vizsla

the best dog treats are the cheapest: cook them at home. If you buy half a beef heart for example, cut it in strips, boil & drain (save the liquid for your dog’s meals), and then cut it into pieces the size of your thumbnail. Package them into freezer bags — you’ll have enough dog treats for a year and it will cost you no more than a few dollars. The bonus is that it’s healthy.

Diane at Dogs Naturally

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