FDA to vets: Watch out for jerky pet treats

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by musicdeb, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. musicdeb

    musicdeb New Member

    [video]http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/22/us/fda-jerky-pet-treats-warning/index.html?hpt=hp_t2[/video]
     
  2. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    We've bought some of these, Deb, and Bailey loves them, but they are off the menu now. Thanks, I don't know what I'd do if I lost Bailey. I feel so sorry for the over 500 who lost their beloved pets. Keep informing people, we all need another set of eyes to avoid these pitfalls. Thank you.
     
  3. Al and Julie

    Al and Julie New Member

    Thank you for the info.
     
  4. musicdeb

    musicdeb New Member

    YW! I agree, the more it's out there, the more pups will be saved.
     
  5. Duetsche_Doggen

    Duetsche_Doggen New Member

    People should make their own treats...cheaper and much safer IMO....
     
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  6. raechiemay

    raechiemay New Member

    Agreed. I don't bc most of the time I'm hardly ever home & have a hard enough time just making myself food. So if I buy treats, I don't buy anything made outside of the US.
     
  7. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

  8. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    I was watching this on the news this morning. Sad to think you can just give your dog a snack and a day later it's dead.
    I make my own jerky for them, if I run out I buy the human grade big bag of jerky from the market.
     
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  9. Duetsche_Doggen

    Duetsche_Doggen New Member

    Lol, yeah that's my problem too Haha!, but since being laid off I've been in a cooking mood....so now I try to make time, even if I get lazy lol.
     
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  10. Saunders

    Saunders New Member

    So many items now say 'distributed by' rather than 'made in' so I always wonder about their true source.
     
  11. raechiemay

    raechiemay New Member

    Yep. That's why I always check for "made in the us" if you look at some of the packaging it may say made in China, distributed in the us. I stay away from those too
     
  12. spritemk3

    spritemk3 Member

    @DMikeM...we make our own venison jerky. How do you season it for the dogs? Or do you season it at all?
     
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  13. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    I don't put any salts or pepper on the meat but it is soaked in the same Soy, molasses, fruity, marinades that I use for my own jerky. The sodium and citrus are the preservatives.
     
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  14. Duetsche_Doggen

    Duetsche_Doggen New Member

    Mike I might have to visit you :grin: make you own jerky
     
  15. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

  16. fdchampion

    fdchampion New Member

    Wow, those recipes look awesome!! Thanks!!
     
  17. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    Welcome. Jerky making is just about doing it how you want it. I just made a batch that I soaked in a molasses and cajun spice blend then painted it with Sriracha hot sauce before I dried it. It is like fire but so yummy.
     
  18. Duetsche_Doggen

    Duetsche_Doggen New Member

  19. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    Welcome, remember Jerky is a very lax recipe add or remove flavors as your taste requires.

     
  20. Verhinesk

    Verhinesk New Member

    How do you make the jerky? I'd love to make some for my dogs. I'm too scared to buy the treats.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2013

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