Waggin' Train Chicken Jerky Treats - killing your dog?
Spread the word - save lives
I just watched a documentary on CBC's Marketplace (which I believe is to be shown in the US Saturday 29th. See their video here) and it made me extremely angry. Healthy young dogs becoming sick, dying suddenly, after eating these highly popular treats that are sold in Costco and other major pet stores.
I used to give my dog a Waggin' Train chicken jerky treat every day, and he too died very suddenly of kidney disease. Just like that! No Warning. Healthy one day, fatal renal failure the next. Now I know why.
Thankfully, I haven't been to Costco in months, which is 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 for no apparent reason like he used to - like thousands of dogs do all over North America every day, and who even knows if these things are sold in Europe.
I don't care what this company's videos say in response to all the controversy; they're in the defence, spinning it; different labs around the world were asked to test many dog treats - the brands of which were anonymous - and all the tests that came back with suspicious elements in them that would be detrimental to a dog's health belonged to Waggin' Train... all made in China... of course... aren't most contagions in food? They just do not have the same health standards we enjoy in the West. It's something in the glycerin and it's been an issue before in China. That's all I need to know; I will never even look at these things again, no matter how much the dog loves them and neither should you; the videos and stories of YOUNG dogs dying after eating these treats were shocking.
I will also be checking, very carefully, for ANY treats made in China... which is another thing; most packaging fools you immediately, sounding wonderful, stating everything you want to hear, mentioning 'APPROVED in the USA or Canada', making you THINK that's where they're manufactured, but if you look closely, in the small print, you'll see that they were 'made in China.' And Canada, much to my great consternation, doesn't even have regulation for dog food.
Please help spread the word on your Facebook, blog whatever, to make this company stop killing our dogs; this isn't happening over a period of years, it only takes weeks to destroy a kidney. Also go to their Facebook page here to see other people's outcry about this... and do your part, tell all your friends... everyone... and their dog.