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Friday, 28 September 2012

These dog treats will kill your dog... VERY suddenly.

I just watched a very interesting documentary on CBC's Marketplace about this popular chicken jerky treat which I've always bought at Costco; thousands of dogs are dying all over... including my last one... of sudden kidney disease because of these treats, and its been going on for years.

There is something in the glycerin.  Check out their Facebook page to see what others say, and also the CBC's website on this documentary which, I  understand is also going to air through the US on Saturday 29 September.

These and other treats made in China, should be avoided at all cost.  And the packaging, as do many dog treats, fool you into THINKING they're made in your own country.  Canada, doesn't even have regulation for dog food.

Love, your dog?  Spread the word.

CBC Article/video
Waggin' Train's Facebook page

This documentary on Marketplace, made me truly angry; I gave my dog a Waggin' Train chicken jerky treat every day and he too died very suddenly of kidney disease. Thankfully, I haven't been to Costco in months, where I used to buy them, so my current dog hasn't had any for a long time, but coincidentally, or is it, as a young dog, he no longer gets sick like he used to for no apparent reason. 

Rest assured I will do my part in spreading the word about this. It also makes me sick that there is no regulation of dog food in Canada. I don't care what this company's videos say, how they spin it; all the tests that came back from various countries, with suspicious elements in them, belonged to Waggin Train treats all made in China. 

That's good enough for me.


  1. We don't have that sort of dog treat in Australia, but I remember a similar story here about foreign-sourced dog-treats. You would think that top of the list of a dog food manufacturer would be "don't kill the dogs" but apparently not.

    You can't even be sure that a local company isn't using foreign-sourced meat. I just buy kangaroo now -- at least I know that's Australian-made.

  2. Thanks Jen, but I know someone who is convinced there are Kangaroos in Kentucky... are you sure it's made in Oz? LOL. But it's alright; the USA have dog food regulations, and I agree; companies like Nestle and Purina (such as this product is) really should have our pets health at the top of the list.


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