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Another death from Waggin’ Train Treats!

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I seriously want to know how many deaths & what it is seriously going to take to get these deadly treats off the shelves!?
I was at Walmart in Elk Grove Village, IL last weekend & there they are highlighted in a center isle display! REALLY!? The sight actually made me sick!

This is all over Facebook & Twitter how bad these treats are the illness & deaths they have caused. I’ve seen petitions which I also posted on my website & signed.

Then today on Twitter I see a posting from “Cold Noses Chronicle”

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Dennis Adkins, a resident of Chicago suburb Orland Park, is suing Nestle-Purina and Walmart after his nine-year-old Pomeranian died of kidney failure after consuming Waggin’ Train Yam Good dog treats. From March 13-15, Adkins fed his dog the treats with no dietary change. Cleopatra, the Pomeranian, died on March 26th of kidney failure after becoming ill. Adkins’ other dog, Pharaoh, was not fed the treats and was not ill.

http://coldnosesmag.com/2012/04/20/dog-dies-from-eating-waggin-train-treats-owner-sues/

Back in November, the FDA put out a warning about potentially deadly pet treats.

Waggin Train treats Killing dogsThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is again cautioning consumers that chicken jerky products for dogs (also sold as chicken tenders, strips or treats) may be associated with illness in dogs. In the last 12 months, FDA has seen an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China. These complaints have been reported to FDA by dog owners and veterinarians.

Pets are still dying from these treats. And, since the FDA testing has been inconclusive, the pet food companies that sell them aren’t recalling them. Again, that’s even though many pets are dying.

Many consumers frequently read ingredient labels on pet food in an attempt to find quality products for their furry family members, but pet parents would be wise to also ensure that their pet’s food is “made in the USA”. Whether you have cats, dogs or other pets, this warning is a reminder to read the labels on pet food products before purchasing them. While U.S. manufactured pet food products aren’t without their problems and periodic recalls, China is renowned for manufacturing products containing chemicals that pose health risks to people and pets.

The FDA is advising consumers who choose to feed their dogs chicken jerky products to watch them closely for any or all of the following signs that may occur within hours to days of feeding the products:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased activity
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea, sometimes with blood
  • Increased water consumption
  • Increased urination
  • If your dog shows any of these signs, consult your veterinarian if the signs are severe or persist for more than 24 hours. Blood tests may indicate kidney failure and urine tests may indicate Fanconi syndrome (increased glucose).

I welcome anybodies comments or suggestions on this subject. I am also going to contact Steve Dale regarding this subject to get his take on it.

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