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Old 11-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Vets, pet owners demand to know: Why can't FDA solve jerky treat mystery? - NBC News.com

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Gosh it's so worrying that these treats are still available!

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PMR, I agree.

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It is scary. There have been jerky recalls ever since we have had Dunny. Consequently, no jerky, from any supplier, has ever passed his lips.

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In the Wake of the Chinese Pet Jerky Investigation, Pet Nutrition Expert Encourages Pet Owners to Make More Educated Decisions to Keeps Pets Safe Thought all of you would find this article interesting.

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Good article. Found the this part especially interesting and scary:

"Currently, however, there is a loophole in these regulations that exempts pet food and treat manufacturers from listing the country of origin for ingredients in pet food or treats; if the final preparation is done in the USA, the treat can be labeled as USA made regardless of the origin of specific ingredients(3). This makes choices in pet treats and foods even more confusing for pet lovers. "

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Good article. Found the this part especially interesting and scary:

"Currently, however, there is a loophole in these regulations that exempts pet food and treat manufacturers from listing the country of origin for ingredients in pet food or treats; if the final preparation is done in the USA, the treat can be labeled as USA made regardless of the origin of specific ingredients(3). This makes choices in pet treats and foods even more confusing for pet lovers. "
We had a thread over a year ago that touched on this. I actually posted responses I got from dog food manufacturers. I wrote on their Facebook pages, asking them where their ingredients were sourced from. The sad part is, pet owners are looking at the bag of kibble or treats and all they see is made in the USA. They have no idea that some of the ingredients are sourced from another country. I can say, that social media has been a pretty positive avenue this go around. I can't tell you how may articles and posts are now out there, all talking about dog treats. I still think it's about time. This problem has been around since 2007.

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I've taken to making my own treats because of this...

It's so much easier and I know what's in everything. I bake a turkey, cut it up and use it along with some spices (safe for dogs for flavor), water and other ingredients and then shape them into a bone and dehydrate them for about 18 hours. I'd say the treats are good for about 2 weeks and I also get yummy turkey out of it. Not to mention I actually found myself eating one...but that's...well I like turkey.

The stuff in the bags I'd never eat and I swear it just smells like everything is artificial. It's hard to explain, but it's like the bacon smell is actually FAKE bacon smell.

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