Thursday, March 22, 2012

Damned sleazy Chinese!

miloWe bought some dog treats at Petco this week but quickly discovered they are the subject of an FDA consumer alert.

Needless to say, we didn’t give any of the suspect treats to our dogs and plan to return them to Petco for a refund.

The most recent warning states that the “FDA is advising consumers who choose to feed their dogs chicken jerky products to watch their dogs 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 and/or increased urination. If the dog shows any of these signs, stop feeding the chicken jerky product. Owners should consult their veterinarian if signs are severe or persist for more than 24 hours.”

Brands that use chicken imported from China include Waggin Train, Canyon Creek Ranch and Milo’s Kitchen. China has long been under fire over food safety for both pet and human food. More than 100 brands of cat and dog food were recalled when at least 14 pets died after ingesting grain from China that was tainted with melamine, a chemical that can make products appear to have more protein.

Petco also sells Waggin Train chicken treats. The Waggin Train and Milo’s Kitchen treats are on sale, which I find particularly cynical.

Actress Suzi Barrett announced today on her Facebook page that she is cutting ties with Milo’s Kitchen:

suzian update for you guys: i've been on the phone with my agent, lawyers, and the ad agency for the last few days. the process of breaking my contract with milo's kitchen is going to take a few weeks, but it is in the works. by next month, my ad will no longer be running. thank you for bringing light to all of this so i can do my part. i'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I missed you because I liked your ad better, so looked it up for why the change. Thank you for standing up for our best friends who depend on us to protect them, and bringing this issue public. I had fed Casper Waggin Train occasionally and would have bought Milo's. Casper passed at 13 [his breed lived often to older ages] so will now always wonder.