CHINA POISONING AMERICA'S PETS AGAIN
Made in China sweet potato treats, (variously given names such as strips, tenders, chips and twists), just like the chicken jerky treats also made in China that made many dogs ill and die, are being reported to cause similar kidney problems. Symptoms can develop a few hours or days after consuming one of these possibly pesticide-contaminated (phoride) treats, and include nausea, vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea and increased urination and thirst.
I implore all dog and cat owning and loving shoppers to READ THE LABEL AND FINE PRINT and buy nothing for their pets that says MADE IN CHINA.
Brands of concern include: Canyon Creek Ranch Chicken Yam Good Dog Treats (Nestlé Purina); Beefeaters Sweet Potato Snacks for Dogs (16 varieties of yam-related treats); Drs. Foster and Smith made in China treats; Dogswell Veggie Life Vitality. Any pork treats and other kinds of pet treats made in China should likewise be avoided. American companies distributing such imports should wake up to the fact that, profit margins not withstanding, they have a duty to the pet-owning public not to put animals at risk when they have neither control nor any effective oversight of ingredient quality and processing operations in China. The debacle of pet food poisoning from an ingredient imported from China that killed a reported 8,500 dogs and cats, documented in my book NOT FIT FOR A DOG, co-authored with two other veterinarians (Quill Driver Books) must never be forgotten or forgiven.