Wal-Mart Removes Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips After Dog Death

Bestro Chicken JerkyA Philadelphia woman says her dog died after eating tainted dog food treats (Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips) bought from Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart has quietly pulled the made in China dog treat from its stores named Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips. There has been no announcement to the public as of yet. It is also uncertain of how many tainted bags of treats there may still be out among consumers.

A recall has not been issued. There has not been any information on FDA’s website. Wal-Mart has told consumers if they have purchased Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips, they can return them for a full refund.

Kate Collins said it is hard to talk about what happened. Bella, her two-year-old Chihuahua, died suddenly on July 31 after eating Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips. Collins said that Bella died within a week after eating the treats. Her other dogs did not receive the same treats and were unaffected.

Bella’s owner had the animal hospital do an autopsy and they found that Bella died of a massive bacterial infection. The veterinarians suspected it was caused by E. coli or Salmonella.

“The vet said that, going by her autopsy, it could have been the treats,” Collins said.

“The dog was presented to our hospital on July 27 for vomiting. She deteriorated rapidly over three days even with aggressive treatment. We suspected an intestinal virus at first, but when she continued to do poorly, we thought she had an obstruction due to a foreign body,” Jody Hoffman [Bella’s veterinarian] said.

Before the veterinarians were able to perform surgery, Bella died.

Hoffman said Bella developed hypothermia and sepsis. After the autopsy was performed, she realized that her first guess was incorrect.

She found an enlarged liver with round margins and no foreign body. Bella’s colon was a purple-back color. She said the symptoms and lesions were supportive of enteritis caused by a toxic bacteria.

Collins bought the treats at a Wal-Mart store in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania. It took her several days until a manager finally spoke to her about the situation.

She said the jerky strips were the only thing that was different in Bella’s diet. The chihuahua ate one jerky strip a day over a three-day period from July 20-22. After that, Bella began to stop eating. She had diarrhea, was vomiting, and her health began to deteriorate.

The company has not disclosed how many consumer complaints that they have received. A news station is reporting that there are similar stories from consumers across the nation.

Wal-Mart has issued a statement saying it cares about their customers and their pets, and has ordered the dog food treats removed from store shelves.

In a statement to a local newspaper, Wal-Mart said it directed all its locations to remove “all recalled Chicken Jerky Strips from Import-Pingyang Pet Product Co. and Chicken Jerky from Shanghai Bestro Trading from shelves on July 26.” The company also put a computerized block on the products, so customers could not be purchase the products.

The company also added that it would work with the supplier to “assure that the highest safety standards are met.”

Wal-Mart has also offered to reimburse Collins for up to $2,000. She said it is not about the money and that amount doesn’t even come close to covering the emotional loss. Collins does not understand why Wal-Mart is not making a public announcement. She wants other pet owners to know about the tainted dog food treats.

When we looked at online boards and forums, we found various customer complaints as early as 2006 about dogs becoming ill or dying from eating Bestro’s Chicken Jerky Strips.

Source: 6ABCLocal.com, DelcoTimes

(Thanks FurPaw)

148 Responses to “Wal-Mart Removes Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips After Dog Death”

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  1. alicia smith says:


  2. Steve says:

    I have 2 Dobermans 1 male 1 female who both ate those Bestro chicken strips the female has bladder problems. How can I find out if it was cause by eating those chicken strips?

  3. Steve says:

    Iasked the University of Florida about her Bladder problem and they offered me bladder control drugs not knowing about bad food she may have eatin

  4. karen rice says:

    My dog Annie loved the stupid strips. She ate 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening most times. We skipped them sometimes and I guess that was waht kept her alive longer. She had kidney failure. Panted heavy and got weak. I thought it was her age. She was 9 1/2. She vomited sometimes but she would go out and eat grass. Then she started going in the house. Her poop was runny and almost green. All this in about 2 weeks. She weighed 115 lbs so was hard to get her to a vet. They came to the house and all they could do was put her to sleep. My sisters dog ate them when I would take them over and also vomited but didn’t realize what it was. Thank goodness he is ok now. I hope no one gets these and gives to any dog! I will not buy anything from CHINA ever again!

  5. Dolores Cole says:

    On Auguest 14th, My dog Sugar was only a 5yrs old Yorkie and she eat the chichen strips to and died of kidney failure also plus am infection not know to the vet. It was so hard to see her vomiting and her poop was also green and yellow and then to blood. She lived only a week after I took her to the vet, They try everything to help her but we ended up putting her to sleep. I did call Wal Mart and I was told they will put me on a list and that was it. But I am not going to let it sit. I have the receipt that show I purchased the deadly chicken stripes. Sugar is a part of family. She didn’t ask for this!!!! Can any one HELP. Wal Mart needs to step up and take the plame.

  6. proud walmart assoc. says:

    Being a very proud walmart worker….. Let me ask everyone a question. When the peanut butter recall came out didn’t they give certain dates when the batch was made. What about the other dog food. Wasn’t there dates and batch numbers with the recall information….. I sat at our store phone for weeks giving out these numbers to concern customers. Maybe they dont’ have all the information they need to do the recall. It might of only been stores down south or on the east coast or on the west coast that received the bad batch. It takes time to get all the correct information inorder and wouldn’t the consumers want the correct information instead of assuming the worst on things. Walmart as a company that cares about todays society. They only thing that the society cares about is slamming walmart. I know alot of stores that sell stuff made in china. I mean come on who don’t sell the popular brand fisher price. Like i said walmart cares about todays society. Look how much they give back to the community. I know our local walmart just raised $ 14,000 dollars for relay for life plus we made a wish come true through rainbow connection for a little girl to go to walt disney world with her family. Plus we raised enough money to make another wish come true. Most of the money has come from grants that the COMPANY pays out for workers volunteering their time. Now for a rural up north community in northern michigan i would say thats pretty darn good. Now tell me ….. does walmart have concerns for the society hmmmm i would say so.

  7. pb says:

    My husband and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with our 8 month old lab mix around the end of July. She was eating grass too, and vomiting, but would eat her “treats” (chicken jerky treats from Walmart) and a little hand fed dog food, so we didn’t take her to the vet. It was only after the treats were gone and there were no more at Walmart that she started to get better. She seems fine now, but Walmart has replaced the treats with another chicken jerky, and I see some comments that this brand, Waggin Train Brand may also be contaminated. The “made in China” is in very small print, and the distributor, Adi Pet Inc from California in larger print. Thanks to everyone for their comments, I will not feed them to our dog. Walmart should have let people know why the treats were removed from the shelves right away. Many pets might have been spared pain and even death.

  8. DMA says:

    The death of a pet is devastating! My heart goes out to all pet owners for the loss of their family members.

    Yes, Walmart’s prices are right and items are desirable. What ever happened to “Look for the union label?” Where are the American products? There are few. The resulting domino effect is that we are a desperate people who budget by using foreign-made products to survive this BIG BROTHER economy.

    Yes, Walmart’’s practice of still offering eatable Chinese items on their shelves is irresponsible. BUT, the media exposed contamination in many products from China. In response to the first deaths months ago, I eliminated any store bought treats for my pets. Stick to the basic food you know is safe and make your own treats.
    Pruducts from China… PUBLIC BEWARE. DON’T BUY THEM.

  9. K. Kilmer says:

    Does anyone have a photo of the actual product (Bestro roasted chicken jerky) and not just the bag? There is a walker in my neighborhood who is always offering treats to those walking dogs. He is elderly and had treats that looked like grilled skinless chicken breasts, but could not remember the brand and no longer had the bag.
    Thank you for your help on this one if you can give it.

  10. Patricia M. says:

    Hi K. Kilmer,

    It is such a shame that someone, trying to do a nice, neighborly thing could be putting pets at risk without a clue. He probably just likes dogs and chatting for a few moments with the owners while out walking. I am sure you will keep him updated on the situation when you see him. I have a suggestion that you may want to bring your own treats with you while out walking your pet and offer one of them to him to give to your pet. That way, you know what your pet is getting, but your neighbor still can some interaction with you and your pet. Perhaps he can’t have a pet of his own due to living situation. It would be nice if you could keep the interaction going and get the other dog owners around in on “BYOT”– bring your own treats. : )

  11. Nina says:

    I would like to know the BRAND NAME. If Glad Wags is on the list. PLEASE!!!

  12. Doug says:

    My dog was sick for days, would not eat which was very unusual for her. We took her to the vet for tests that ran up to $500 only to find out from CNN 3 weeks later that the treats were recalled. I don’t blame Walmart for this, but Bestro. If anyone has any information on how to take action against them, recovering money spent on treatment at the least, I would appreciate knowing. Also, what should be done now? She is doing well, I think, but is there any recommendation on what should be done to be sure there is still not some infection going on? They should know a prescribed treatment for the ailment I would think….

  13. lenny says:

    proud walmart assoc. says…wonderful things about this store on the 21st. Do a reality check, not just this individual but many of you on this site. I would refer you to http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0825-22.htm
    for starters…Go to Commondreams and put in good ol Wal-mart and educate yourself!
    I live in northern california and can PROUDLY say I have never shopped at Wal-mart. And please understand that it is within 20 min. of my home and EVERYTHING else is over an hour away. I live in the middle of the Mendocino National Forest, but I know what this store represents. It literally represents the killing of others in third world nations for our greedy consumer pleasures!
    I buy my dog food and chicken strips (100% natural Chicken Breast Tenders) 2 lbs for $25.99 at the feed store! My toy poodle and Chesapeake Bay Retriever mean to much to me to buy cheap food and treats!
    Now join in on a class-action lawsuit and hold these people accountable! And stop shopping there!! And if you’ve got the time and energy picket the place!!

  14. Debbie says:

    I have been feeding my eight year old chihuahua, Gabby these chicken treats, also available at PetsMart. I recently began giving them to my border collie too so she wouldn’t feel left out. I purchased the first bag at PetsMart and the last two bags at Wal-Mart (the big bags). She seemed fine, but in the last week she has become very irritable, stays in her bed lying on her side and whining. I should have known when I saw the radiation sign on the back and “Irradiated for your pets health” on the back of the bag. Radiation? Is that good to eat? I have been buying the Glad Wags brand but I really don’t think it matters since they both come from China. I stopped feeding them to her two days ago and she seems a bit better today. The border collie does not seem to be affected but she has only been getting them for a few weeks. I’m going to make my own.

  15. Renee says:

    Now it makes since. July 18, 2007, I had taken my dog Harley to the Vet, because bloody diarrhea, and he wasn’t feeling well. After doing blood work on Harley, it showed a bacteria infection. The vet prescribed Zeniquin. And now seeing the Chicken Treat recall it all makes sense now. I had bought that treat for him. How I know it was the exact time was I had changed his diet, and I was giving him something that he could chew, I bought the chicken treats from Walmart. I was thinking then maybe it was the chicken treats were the cause that maybe they were making him bleed from not chewing them all up and that maybe it was tearing when he was having bowel movement. Harley got better, Thank god.

  16. Brenda says:

    Now I am worried, everyday my bichon gets chicken jerky treats that are 100% chicken from the brand Waggin Train. That is just about the only treats he will eat. I purchased them from Sam’s club and they are a part of WalMart, and the treats do come from China. I definitely will toss the rest of the bag. I do know he is exceptionally thirsty after eating them and all of a sudden has started going out several times in the middle of the nite to potty and he has never done that before. My dog is my child and I will do what it takes to keep him healthy.

  17. Tracie A. says:

    FINALLY! I know what happened to my 1 year old Chihuahua baby girl named Cookie. She had the exact same symptoms. Around July 18th she stopped eating, began vomiting a green bile-like vomit, and was chronically ill. She had to go to the vet every day for 10 days and take IV fluids. She got worse and worse. She began weighing 3.2 lbs and after 10 days she was down to 2 lbs, looked emaciated, and I was afraid she was going to die. My vet tested her for all related congenital Chi problems such as liver shunt, diabetes, and pancreatitis, and all came back negative. She finally began to eat again - I guess she decided to live! I remember the day at the Vet’s office when I tearfully asked him if she was going to die and he said he hoped not. She had been eating one jerky treat per day both Bestro and Waggin Train. I threw the jerky out and kept the wrapper. PLEASE BELIEVE ALL OF US WHEN WE SAY, “SAVE YOUR DOGS AND THROW THESE THINGS AWAY!!!”

  18. Patty says:

    I had a bag of Bestroe Chicken Jerky in the cupboard but it wasn’t opened yet. Thank God I didn’t give it to her. I’m sorry for those of you that have lost a pet from this. My heart goes out to you. I have been giving my dog another brand, but sometimes she gets sick and vomitts too. I did find a turkey jerky at Petsmart that is make in the US. But, everything else is made in China.

    To Lenny, I admire you for buying your chicken jerky at the feed store, but don’t be fooled. You have to find out where it is made. The Bestrow brand and all the others say “100% Natural”. It doesn’t mean a thing. I’m not buying any products made in China again. I’ll make my own from now on.

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  20. Coral says:

    I have six dogs who get these treats on a regular basis. They are big dogs. I always buy them from Sam’s Club in the 2lb. bags. Does anyone know if Sam’s Club is taking the returns? I have over two bags of these and would like to get my money back. There is no way my dogs will ever taste another one!!

  21. Gene and Gerri Richards says:

    Our pet Rosie, a 3 year old Chihuahua was poisoned from Chinese made Bestro’s Jerky Chicken Strips #77849 00006 1 We have this contaminated bag. We have three Chihuahuas and one of them died one month ago. She
    started with vomiting and dehydration and then we were told she may either have an obstruction or have been poisioned. Since our dogs are inside dogs and we are with them at all times outside we thought it was an obstruction. Finally the doctor
    said he was almost positive it was some kind of poisoning at Elwood Animal
    Clinic in Glendora, California. They were going to scope her but before that
    could happen she died July 21, at VCA in Fountain Valley, California.
    We gave our dogs Waggin train and Bestro’s Jerky Chicken Strips. Our Sweet Rosie (our chihuahua that passed) loved them and and she would eat all the treats we put down for the other dogs too. Up until today we never had any idea what happened but now with Wal Mart pulling this quietly from their selves. (I brought my treats at Wal Mart, Glendora, California) I truly believe that is why she died. We called Wal Mart and are getting a run around. We need help. We are totally heartbroken and will never forget Our Sweet Gypsy Rose!
    Since Wal Mart had this problem before, why didn’t they pull all that Chinese junk off the first time? Our Rosie will still be alive! Is Wal Mart concerned about people and their Pets or Money? You figured it out.
    Boycott China and Wal Mart
    Gene and Gerri Richards San Dimas, California

  22. lenny says:


    Thanks Patty..That’s the first thing I did was google my Chicken Strips for research. They too are made in China. Different company. Unfortunately today almost ALL products enjoyed by citizens in the US are made in other countries, most without our strict standards in place for inspection and quality control. Monetarily cheep, overworked, many times child labor forces, produce our goods. The bottom feeders of exploitation for profit is Walmart.

  23. Brenda says:

    I am posting again. since I posted on the 24th, I took Winston off of the treats immediately. Of course he goes to the pantry and continues to beg. I have to say for the last two nights he has not came to me for water after bedtime, and has not gotten up in the middle of the nite for potty time. He was always so thirsty after eating them at nite, that is when he got his largest piece. Everyone is talking about obstructions in their pets. I think that is very possible, and I think the treats are hard to digest. I know several times Winston would get up and throw up after eating them, and they would be in the same size piece that I fed them to him in.
    Have any others noticed this?

  24. Dara says:

    TRACY A. The exact same thing happened to my chihuahua Pepper. We almost lost him. He ate those jerky strips everyday. Same symptoms and after $600.00 later I ran out of money at the vet. They did x rays for an obstruction two times and nothing was there. They had to give him iv’s with water ect. They could give me no diagnosis as there was no blockage and the blood work came back negative on everything!!!. He is getting better but he has trouble digesting food and going poop. When he does go it’s all dried up at one end almost like a raison then the rest kind of looks normal. He only goes once a week and is still skinny. His internal organs are damaged. I’m so glad I found out what was wrong with him. “Poisoned”.

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  26. Michelle says:

    I found this article that states that the Waggin Train brand is safe for anyone who is interested.


  27. Gene and Gerri Richards says:

    How many more puppies most die, before Wal Mart has a total recall? It’s all about the money. Squeeze the consumer out of their last penny Well the FDA drags it’s feet on this.
    If I don’t here soon.
    I will have a independent test on my bag.
    I will not buy at Wal Mart…a new Costco is opening close by. There I will take my business. as I know a lot of people are going to. Wal Mart pulled that junk off in March. Why didn’t they post signs by the dog pet food and treats? People were not aware. I trusted Wal Mart and bought that chinese Bestro’s jerky strips junk. I blame Wal Mart, China and myself. I will check everything I buy and make sure it’s not from China. But it seems everything is from that corrupt country. What a joke!

  28. Freddie and Keith Oliver says:

    Our precious 2 year old yorkie Boomer started getting sick and throwing up and very runny stools the throw up was bile like. We took him to the vet and thought that it was pancreatitis. he still did not continue to improve so the vet did additional tests the lab work and ultrasound came back kidney failure. He ate bestro chicken strips all the time and ate our other dogs also. when they dissapperared of the shelves at wal-mart we did’nt think anything about it only they were out until he got sick and the vet said it looked like antifreeze poisoning only the dog never goes outside and when he goes to the bathroom we are with him in a small fenced in area. This is so sad watching him suffer i have to give fluids under his skin twice a day and medicine. Why did WALMART not post something to advise consumers. SAD in TN

  29. Zachary says:

    I am the pet food manager at the Boise Co-op, Boise Idaho and I have a few comments to make about these issues. First off…why would you ever be feeding your pets these products in the first place? Read the ingredients people. They are filled with bad stuff! Next, what kind of food do you feed? Again, read the information on the bag. Lastly, spend more money on a quality treat and food and there won’t be any problems. The real shame is the fact that people won’t spend the money on good quality pet products that are organic and/or natural, free of hormones, free of pesticides, free of preservatives, free of by-products, free of corn, etc. These products exist.

  30. Pamela says:

    I have been unable to sleep all night after finding this website and reading the posts. As I am writing this now, tears are streaming down my face.

    We had to put our 3 year old dog named Willy to sleep on September 12th. He died of kidney failure. The vet could not figure out what caused his kidney failure, but thanks to you guys, I now know why he died. He started throwing up one morning, and three weeks later he was dying.

    We gave him chicken jerky treats that I purchased from HEB. In very small print I discovered they were made in China. The brand was Smokehouse, so please beware of this brand as well. By the way, these treats were NOT cheap….we thought they were very expensive, and I guess that gave us a false sense of security. And of course, our dog loved them.

    Now on top of my grief, there is guilt. I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out what Willy ate that could have caused him such irrepairable harm. It really hurts to know that I inadvertently caused his death. We spent thousands of dollars in hosptial bills trying to save his life. We are by no means wealthy. He was a twelve pound dog before he got sick, and I don’t think he weighed more than five pounds when we decided he had suffered enough, and made the decision to have him put to sleep.

    My husband and I have never cried so much about anything. We loved him so much. He was a perfect dog. He wanted only to please us. Even when he was dying, he would pretend to drink water for us, because he understood the word and knew that we wanted him to drink. He would lap at the water, but the water level never went down, so we knew he wasn’t really drinking. When he was in the hospital they had him on IV’s giving him fluids, but in order to flush his kidneys, it needed to be a lot of fluids, and when they tried to increase the amount of fluids they were giving him, his lungs started filling up with fluids and he started having difficulty breathing. He suffered so much. Now on top of my grief and guilt is red hot anger.

    Also, something else that is interesting to note here is that two years ago I was diagnosed with a disease called FSGS (for short). It is a disease that is untreatable and incurable and ALWAYS results in kidney failure. I probably only have a few years at most, before I will have to be on dialysis and put on the list for a kidney transplant. I read on the internet that 60% of people die waiting for a donor. You can’t live on dialysis for very long, especially if you are older. I am 57 years old. And dialysis is not a pleasant way to live. They know very little about this disease, and to date, do not know what causes it. Now, I’m wondering what I ate that might have come from China. I thought I would die before my dog, because he he was so young.

    I looked at the FDA’s list of recalled foods when Willy first got sick, because of course, we had heard about it on the news, but this brand is not listed.

    My heart goes out to others who have lost their beloved pets because of these products, and I thank you for your posts. I only wish I had found this website sooner.

  31. Dennis says:

    I have two loving pugs. A 12 year old fawn female and and a 1 1/2 year old black male. I have been giving them these chicken strip treats for months now and there were times when my female would vomit or go very soft. My male had gone soft a few times also but now the both or them are going regular. They seem ok but Im a nervous wreck wondering if they are going to get sick after eating these treats in the past. I have stopped giving the treats to them now. They are not showing any signs of sickness now but Im wondering if I should have them taken for bloodwork to make sure that they are ok.

  32. Dennis I forgot to add to this prior comment says:

    I have two loving pugs. A 12 year old fawn female and and a 1 1/2 year old black male. I have been giving them these chicken strip treats for months now and there were times when my female would vomit or go very soft. My male had gone soft a few times also but now the both or them are going regular. They seem ok but Im a nervous wreck wondering if they are going to get sick after eating these treats in the past. I have stopped giving the treats to them now. They are not showing any signs of sickness now but Im wondering if I should have them taken for bloodwork to make sure that they are ok. My wife heard something about this about a month or two ago and I asked one of the managers in Walmart if they had any recalls on the chicken strips, but she told me that if there are any recalls, it would be rejected at the register when you try to check them out. The register did not reject them, so I figured that they were ok.

  33. Dolores Cole says:

    It is so sad! We take care of our little love ones. and try to only give them what is good for them. But we trusted the wrong people and companies to have only good products on their shelf’s. BOY WE WERE WRONG! All the pain and suffering that they have gone thru. Don’t blame yourself, blame the company that you got them from. Feel free to e-mail me @ deejcole@aol.com their are so many of us out their with the same sad story. As far as FDA saying that they didn’t fine anything. Thats bull! What batch did they get them from and from who?

  34. S. Carr says:

    My 10 year old miniature poodle - Last year came down with bloody diarrea, not eating, vomiting, not drinking, lethargic, dehydrating quickly - verrrry ill. After 24 hours, we went to the vet who at first suspected Parvo, but ALL test came back negative for ANYthing except a high white blood count. He spent 3 days in the hospital on IV water and antibiotics. Expensive but he’s our baby and worth it, of course. A couple of months later, there was the big dog food recalls, so we checked our supply of food, and it was on the list. We were giving chicken jerky strips (Chicken Jerky from Shanghai Bestro Trading) We now have a second larger dog. I don’t give treats often, but they do get them occassionally. Four days ago, I gave them each a chicken jerky (Poodle only got 1/2 of one). The next morning, he was not wanting to move, had diarrea (no blood), wouldn’t eat or drink. By night fall, he was drinking water, so I figured he was recovering. Next morning, he was acting pretty much normal again, but still had some less severe diarrea.
    My husband and I and the “boys” went on an over night trip day before yesterday, and the boys had to stay in the vehicle alone for an hour or so (we’re in the mountains and the temperature was very cool), but I gave them each a chicken treat (again, the poodle only got 1/2). Within an hour, he was getting sick again with almost uncontrollable diarrea. This told me the chicken strips might just be the problem. I did not put these chicken strips into my google search, only the words “bloody diarrea dogs” and got hundreds of results about the poison in these treats. My search brought me to this website and many many others with the same horrible stories. I am going to WALMART today (In central Colorado where we bought this poison) to file a formal complaint.
    I am so sorry to hear about everyone’s losses.

  35. S. Carr says:

    Correction to my posting….Our dog food last year was NOT on the list of recalled food (as we only were feeding dry food). And then a couple of months later, there was a recall of dry food.

  36. Anonymous says:

    My dog and best friend Twobit died on sunday Oct. the 9th at 3:30 am after having been poisoned by the tainted food, I had to watch him suffer hoping he would make it till morning to get him to a vet I guess this is my punishment for believing that health and well being of our pets would supersede Wal-Marts Greed. And to you proud walmart assoc the only thing that Wal-Mart has concerns for is it’s bottom line did you read the story ” Wal-Mart has quietly pulled the made in China dog treat from its stores” “there has been no announcement to the public as of yet” “It is also uncertain of how many tainted bags of treats there may still be out among consumers.”. This is outrageous at this point in time that pets are still dying from poison tainted pet food & pet treats when the FDA learned
    On March 15, that certain pet foods were sickening and killing cats and dogs and found contaminants in vegetable proteins imported into the United States from China and used as ingredients in pet food & treats. The FDA should have pulled all pet food with ingredients from china at the onset. And to you Twobit i’m sorry I let you down you deserved better

  37. anonymous says:

    The folks above, arrogantly claiming that they are taking their business to the new Costco up the road and leaving Wallmart in the dust, well triple DUH. Costco sells the same crap cheap chicken strips to this day. Costco salmon is toxic farmed AND they spray paint it to look salmon color. Most of their inventory is from China. Look at the real cost principle of saving a buck, cheap morons. Educate yourselves beyond your knee-jerk programming because life on our planet is at serious risk.

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  39. MISSY says:

    I just wanted to say that I am so very sorry to everyone who lost pets or had pets who became ill from these treats. We too had a yellow lab who was not even 6 years old die from the tainted jerky strips. It has taken quite some time for me to read about this again…Since we have a new puppy I wanted to be informed and not make the same mistake again. I will never buy treats from china again and am going to research each and every thing that goes in his mouth. I hope that time has healed each of you and good luck with your next pet if you feel you can get another one.

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  42. Cici says:

    I just wanted to say how sorry I am that these dogs are getting ill and even dying from this tainted chicken from China. I’ve also been trying to get the word out on blogs that there is an alternative: it’s called Kona’s Chips and they are all USDA chicken made in America. Our vet recommended them since our dog too got sick and almost died… but loved the chicken strips! Check it out and let me know what you think!


  43. teresa says:


    My bull terrier passed from kidney disease Aug. 1 2008

    I read the sad, heartbreaking stories here on this page.

    I need help re:
    Gravy Train ‘barbeque Sticks real beefhide

    Made in China

    FD&C Red#40
    FD&C Yellow#6
    FD&C Blue#1

  44. Nan says:

    Chicken Breast Tenders made by Pet Center Inc. have poisoned my maltipoo. My beloved Pucci is now in renal failure. I carefully chose these treats because the label reads “100% chicken breast fillets” and the company is LA based. The label is sealed by the American Canine Association Inc. I trusted that our most upscale pet store would only sell product of the highest quality. Tragically, I was wrong.

  45. Anonymous says:

    My dog became sick after eating Chicken Tops (Beefeaters Brand) Natural rawhide dog treats with real chicken breast. I got them at BJ’s and am taking them back with a complaint and hope I can get them removed from the shelf. ALSO MADE IN CHINA. I USUALLY LOOK AT WHERE THINGS ARE MADE AND SLIPPED UP ON THIS ONE. NEVER AGAIN!

    Symptoms: Swollen and painfull tummy, lost of appetite, malaise, very sick dog.

  46. Lisa Tilson says:

    I am sick to my stomach right now!!!!!! My precious 7 month old morkie has been acting strangely. She has been very lethargic lately. She has been drinking a lot of water and we are having trouble getting her to eat. Around Christmas I heard about this jerkey treat. The package says”97% fat free, chicken breast fillet, salt and sugar.” Waggin Train claims to be “American owned and operates US managed facilities”, then right next to that statement on the package it says “made in China”. I am outraged! If my daughters puppy is sick and has a life threatening illness from this product, I don’t know how I will handle it. I can not wait until my vet opens tomorrow!!!!!! I will be showing anyone who will look these comments!!!!!! I live in Jacksonville Florida, is there anyone here who has had any of these problems????

  47. Cynthia says:

    Even after multiple warnings from the FDA, the most recent in December of 2008, about imported chicken jerky from China, dogs are still dying! American companies are importing the cheap product from China and selling them to our dogs via “big box stores”. Be sure to check the label for tiny tiny words “Made in China” on the back or underneath. The irradiation symbol is usually a giveaway too. Warning signs/symptoms are:

    * decreased appetite, although some may continue to eat the treats but not other food
    * decreased activity, or lethargy
    * vomiting and diarrhea, sometimes with blood
    * increased water drinking and urination
    * An individual dog may show some or all of these signs.

    The only made in America chicken jerky that we are aware of is Kona’s Chips. You should check them out at:


  48. yukidragon says:

    My Great Dane had been getting various types of chicken strips for the past several months. Over time it has become nearly the only thing he will eat. I have to watch him eat his dog food. He is always very thirsty and has had a few bouts of vomiting that seem to clear on their own. Last night he began vomiting again and is now having problems over the past few days with urinary incontinence. I have thrown out the treats. My vet said his bloodwork is fine, but I am starting him on some antibiotics and some probiotics to build his immune system back up. He is also only getting people version, fresh cooked boiled chicken and rice for now.

    We used Waggin Train and another called Happy Hips I think

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