Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats Recall Expanded

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November 6, 2013 — Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Georgia is expanding its voluntary recall to include additional five-ounce packages of its chicken dog treats.

According to an FDA news bulletin, the recall was announced by officials of the Georgia Department of Agriculture because of possible contamination of the treats with Salmonella bacteria.

Baileys Choice Dog Treats

  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jun 2 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jun 3 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Breast Treat
    Lot “Jun 4 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jun 15 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jul 8 2013″
  • 100% Chicken Treat
    Lot “Jul 11 2013″
  • 100% Teriyaki Chicken Treats
    Lot 132881

This recall announcement is a follow-up to our original story posted here on Friday, November 1, 2013.

What to Do?

If you are in possession of one of the affected packages, officials recommend consumers discard the remaining contents.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC will provide a full refund. They can be reached at 770-881-0526, by email at [email protected] or online at www.baileyschoicetreats.com

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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  • Antonio Calabria

    Sorry, I wasn’t addressing anyone in particular, actually. I was exasperated. But I was referring to a 19th century book by Upton Sinclair that led the way to some very needed reforms. You can get it free on Amazon for kindle, iPad or other such devices. But it may be sort of hard going. Don’t ever let a book intimidate you! You can always out it down and pick it up layer, years later, if you feel like it. Best wishes, AC

  • Shawna

    I read quite a lot. I’ve read Judge Napolitano’s “A Nation of Sheep”, Congressman Ron Paul’s “The Revolution: A Manifesto”, John Perkin’s “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” and many others. I have G. Edward Griffin’s “The Creature From Jekyll Island” but haven’t read it yet — I’m a bit intimidated by the size of it.. :) I agree that the FDA isn’t concerned with the public’s best interest but I’ve never heard of “The Jungle” though. I’ll have to check out the reviews on it..

  • Pattyvaughn

    That is entirely my point! Dogs can usually handle salmonella without a problem, but people should act like all dog food is known to be contaminated and wash thoroughly after handling it, because people will get sick from it.

  • Antonio Calabria

    The gvt has OKd speeding up the processing lines and inspectors can’t inspect anything… Best thing to do? Don’t buy chicken any more. It won’t be safe any more.

  • Antonio Calabria

    The problem is that the FDA doesn’t do people’s interests. If you leave it up to the companies to police themselves, they’ll poison us all. Haven’t you read about those problems in US history? Haven’t you read THE JUNGLE??!! I guess people don’t read that much any more…

  • Antonio Calabria

    Salmonella IS one kind of bacteria!

  • Antonio Calabria

    I have had dogs for many, many years. They did great w/o treats, but with non-edible toys and the occasional piece of food from my own plate…

  • Antonio Calabria

    Thank God for that. You couldn’t make a go of it because of all the health precautions you’d have to take and all the insurance you’d have to get.

  • Antonio Calabria

    And it’s going to get much worse. I don’t know whether folks realize that the US gvt has approved US chickens being sent to China for “processing” and then being sent back here for sale. I know one thing, which is that I won’t eat chicken any more once that stupid policy starts. And it’ll cut down on jobs here, even though those are horrible jobs….

  • Antonio Calabria

    There’s a way to stop that. Stop giving dogs treats they can eat. Period. You can play with your dogs, give them an occasional piece of something from the table, but there’s no reason to give them treats that kill them or make them sick. If the market fell from under those goods, even the criminal Chinese and the dumb robber-Southerners might wake up. Or, even better, they’d go bankrupt…

  • Antonio Calabria

    Made in China? That’s what I expected, but no, these poisonous treats are made down home in the Confederacy…boycott both!

  • Antonio Calabria

    Let’s try to boycott stuff made in China. No ethics apply there.

  • guest

    sorry but has anyone tried I don’t know where to ask this question: but has anyone ever tried this dog recipe eBook http://goo.gl/2sRfzy, i checked the website out and i don’t know what to say about it; but, it looks kind of easy to prepare the recipes tho; question is has anyone here ever tried the product? should i go on and get this product. plz guyz help me out here reply me @ [email protected]

  • Annie

    As of November 12, the recall of the Chicken Teriyaki treats has expanded to more states:

    http://www.findavet.us/2013/11/baileys-choice-expands-chicken-treat-recall-to-more-states/

  • Gretchen

    I have been making dog food for a few years since these issues have been coming up so often. Then I saw a recall from the grocery store about the brown rice I use. Only the distributor was listed on the package so I called the company and was “reassured” that the product came from three different states in the US. I think it is outrageous that US corporations still process and sell these products that we know are so harmful. You can’t even drink the water in a Beijing hotel yet they will put the water in concentrated orange juice and not give you a heads up. They have no government oversight and US corporations know this. That is why outsourcing is so cheap. Save a dollar, kill your dog.

  • John

    The following is excerpted from a news article: full link provided at end

    “Chinese government officials overseeing plants that
    make chicken jerky pet treats blamed for thousands of illnesses and deaths among American dogs have refused to allow U.S. inspectors to collect samples for independent analysis, newly released records show.

    Investigators with the federal Food and Drug Administration came away empty-handed after conducting April inspections at four jerky treat manufacturing sites in Liaocheng and Jinan, China, according to the records.

    The plants make pet treats sold by the St. Louis-based Nestle Purina PetCare Co., including the popular Waggin’ Train jerky brands.

    Chinese officials stipulated that FDA officials could collect samples only if they agreed to specific conditions, including a requirement that the samples be tested in Chinese-run laboratories.

    As a result, “no samples were collected during this inspection,” wrote Dennis L. Doupnik, an FDA investigator who visited the sites.

    In addition, the reports showed that the Chinese plants conducted either no laboratory tests or only sporadic tests of the raw materials, including meat used in treats fed to many of the 78.2 million pet dogs in the U.S.”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/china-stiff-arms-fda-jerky-pet-treat-testing-reports-show-957994

  • Must Love Dogs

    Sorry I did not see your well wishes. Thank you. This one has been really rough on the left side. That 1-10 pain scale, believe I reached a 20.Felt like I was going to get sick, and I hate staying in bed.Then the left arm is cramping, where it will wake me out of a sound sleep.The 4 cortizone injections with the right side done prior to this was no where near like this one. Almost sadistic to go through. Thank goodness my girl is doing better with the food switch. She wasn’t thrilled to wake up and see snow either. So wish we could go south or to Arizona. WI is brutal with my Fibro and her Lymes. BRRRRR

  • InkedMarie

    So sorry it was bad. :(

  • Must Love Dogs

    OMG I know, this was a really rough one, then can’t hear well out of my left ear either.I need new parts, then a vacation. The man in the rec rm next to me that took no meds, asked the nurse if that was what having a baby was like.Ha!Ha! Wish I would has saw him pre-op, would have said TAKE THE MEDS!!! Quite the process isn’t it. Last 3 done in 2010, and found out nerves grow back. My dog sure knows when I’m not feeling good. I have a tail. Thank you as well. Am just going to rest. Someone posted a really awesome pix of herself with a dog that had a saying on it about the “stars” and it was outdoors and she was bending down giving the pup a kiss. Does anybody know what it said? Would like to put that on our christmas card this year that I send to GFriends. Would really appreciate it if anyone knows.

  • Shawna

    :-( Hopefully they gave you some good drugs!!! I prefer holistic and alternative but there is definitely a time and place for drugs….!!!

    Glad the food seems to be working!!! Hopefully you can find a few different ones that work!!

    You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers as you recover!!!

    Oh, no worries on the misspelled name. Growing up I lived near my cousins (Sheila, Sherry and Shelly) and my boss now is Shane. I’ve been called everything under the sun.. A slight misspelling is way closer than most… :)

  • Betsy Greer

    I had the same procedure in the exact same spot as you and the muscle spasms afterward were horrible. Hang in there!

  • Must Love Dogs

    Will do that as well. Has it done good things?

  • Must Love Dogs

    Sorry I have spelled your name wrong. I just noticed that. Procedure was AWFUL! Worst nerve cauterization of all of the ones I have had.BP was up before and after from pain, terrible headache with this one at C1-C3, and feel like I ‘d been weight lifting.Just wanted to let you know. Food came, got happy dog, wanted more, and, no poop party outside!!!! YEAH!! Thanks for your prayers………Blessings!!

  • Must Love Dogs

    Thought about that too. I think she would be a good cook.

  • carolyn

    Carolyn
    Why do you boil for 3 hours ?

  • carolyn

    Love your comment!

  • Tracey South

    I agree with J. D. I say it all the time, why do I not take as good care of myself as my dog but I feel somehow more responsible for him. I know it is crazy.

  • Tracey South

    you can get salmonella on your hands from some pet foods and like the other person said some of this the pets can handle, but not us. you can transmit it to yourself and family by not washing your hands after handling tainted pet food. I am pretty sure (not 100%) that was the case with Taste of the Wild this past year or so.

  • Lila Bett

    Chicken is just plain bad everywhere now…and China is the worst.

  • Lila Bett

    Yes, that is what I did when I was still eating meat. Have since stopped but I used to go to a local farm and you could actually see the animals and how well they were treated and raised. Then the farm moved to New Hampshire ;( But it was the best!!!

  • devana

    Bailey’s Choice chicken jerky is sourced and made in the US

  • Pattyvaughn

    It is made in the USA. Samonella is a chicken problem everywhere.

  • Bernadette Doucette-Sperry

    This Bailey’s Choice, Is this made in China or USA??? God, if the US is going to have these problems too we’re doomed….Our own food supply has been compromised at times as well. I went to Pet Smart just yesterday and was there for a couple of hours reading ingredients and where is was Made, not Distributed in. It can be Made in China, but Distributed in the US, can be misleading. To my surprise, Most of their products were made in China…Look at what China is doing to their own dogs and their killing ours with food along with tainted toys for our children…There should be a Boycott and government should step in and shut it down…Cannot trust them. Bring the jobs back to the USA…

  • watchpocket

    Sounds like our own slide into tyranny.

  • watchpocket

    Look at Dr Becker

  • watchpocket

    Look into Sojo’s.

  • LMH

    “There is nothing wrong with feeding organs to Dogs on an infrequent basis. In fact they will do them nothing but good. Liver however should not be fed in large amounts. Liver can be dangerous for Dogs if fed in large quantities.

    Feeding large amounts of Liver to your Dog can result in Vitamin A toxicity which can affect muscles and bones. Too much Liver can be dangerous for Dogs, it can result in deformed bones, unusual bone growth and weight loss. Always feed Liver in moderation and your Dog will benefit, just do not feed more than a few times a week”

    (FROM 3 DOGS BLOG)

  • diva1us

    With all of the pet food recalls, I began cooking both food and treats for all my dogs…and for other people’s dogs with food issues of all kinds (sickness and allergies). If only PA dog food business regulations were different, I could package my food and treats for dogs and sell them to people who are also fed up with all of the recalls. Alas, I do not have a PA restaurant type kitchen…

  • Karol

    Good luck w/ the pup.. As far as foods.. It was just the last 10 yrs that I fed my pets .. pet food. Before that it was table scraps.. never had to worry !! Just a thought!

  • Pattyvaughn

    **shudder** I agree, I really prefer to raise my own meat or get it from someone locally. Fortunately, I live in a rural area where you can get parture raised animals.

  • Carol Moyer

    I won’t buy any packaged treats. I cook chicken

  • Guest

    I’ll have to check out that site. Thanks

  • Lila Bett

    No problem. I subscribe to Susan Thixton’s site…Truth About Pet Food She does a great job of keeping on top of all this and haunting the FDA and AAFCO. It’s very interesting reading and informing.

  • Guest

    Ok, just needed a little clarification.
    Yes they have and it’s very upsetting. I am just glad I don’t use store bought treats. All mine are fresh foods or healthy leftovers.

  • Lila Bett

    Ugh…don’t even get me started on the pork industry…..

  • Lila Bett

    Chicken…any kind from anywhere…won’t feed it to my dogs. Those Chinese Chicken Jerky treats alone have killed hundreds and hundreds of dogs over the years. The FDA did NOTHING about it…Chicken is not what it used to be. The way it is raised and handled is just so disgusting. Fast food places are pushing all that junk…ugh!

  • Shawna

    Best of luck tomorrow! You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest

    Won’t feed what to your dogs? Meat?

  • Pattyvaughn

    No, it isn’t brittle. If you dry it out too much it’s hard to cut, but I just dry it for a couple hours then cut it up with kitchen shears. I may or may not dry more depending on what I want. Then I stick it in snack sized ziplocks in the freezer. I pull one out on the way to the car and throw it on the dashboard for the drive to training and by the time I get there it is ready to use.

  • ciaox2

    Hey, I like that idea. I’m going to try boiling then baking liver. Do you bake it at a low temperature? Can you cut it or do is it brittle?

  • Pattyvaughn

    In the first place, yes, we were talking about raw chicken, but if you would have to actually read the posts to know that.

    In the second place, while I agree that we should be able to feed our dogs without worry, the fact is that we can’t. I’m not burying my head in the sand, I’m facing reality. You should consider it. I didn’t say the comtamination came from the kitchen, I’m talking about where contamination from dog food can spread to.

  • Rebelle

    What the hell does washing our hands and counter tops have to do with companies poisoning our animals? Cleanliness in our homes will NOT stop contaminated pet foods from killing our animals, the contamination did not come from our kitchens, it came from corporate greed. cutting corners, inferior and tainted ingredients.

    Actually your ridiculously unrelated post just makes you sound like an ignorant fool trying to pretend you’re bright.

    And Patty, pet treats should be safe enough for our children to give their pets, if they are supposed to be safe enough for our pets to eat. That’s just plain common sense. We’re not talking raw chicken here.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Yeah, I feel the same way. I’ve only seen those chicken trucks a couple times in my life, but they are very disgusting!!! Dead chickens plastered by the wind to the sides of crates that are about 8 inches square. I prefer to buy local chickens and now I know a butcher so I can grow my own and have him process them. I’m seriously considering it!!

  • Pattyvaughn

    As my sister would say, processed pigs lips.

  • butchroy

    Did you say chickens sent alive!? How will they keep them well and fed enough? My God, that has got to be cruel, it is hard enough to see them whizzing by in trucks to go to slaughter. I cannot imagine the fear and pain they will experience from being sent alive to be processed in China. Horrible! I am all for eating meat, I want it to be as humane as possible though.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Yep!

  • Pattyvaughn

    Which just proves my point that we are supporting the enslavement of the Chinese people.

  • Lila Bett

    True…a healthy dogs digestive system can handle all sorts of bacteria. My dogs have been eating raw meat as well as fruits and veggies and some cooked meat and fish since they were born. They are thriving on anything but dog food. That is just rotten junk that no animal should eat!

  • Lila Bett

    Just feed your dog people food. In the long run it is cheaper than paying for all these so called designer dog foods that are really garbage. My dogs get treats that are not meat and love them…Dogs love veggies and fruits and a variety of things like we do.

  • Lila Bett

    I think its downers, diseased, dead and dying….

  • Lila Bett

    DEAD…could be dead and lying there rotting for days before it is made into some slurry for pets. Also…much of the time…chicken is feathers, feet, tendons, beaks…!!

  • Lila Bett

    The word chicken on a bag or can of pet food is not defined as in human food. It could be nothing but feathers, feet, tendons, etc…The definitions that AAFCO and the FDA use are made to favor pet food manufaturers. You have NO idea what is in there and there are no standards. Sign up with Susan Thixtons site Truth About Pet Food and you will be shocked to hear the truth that they don’t want you to know.

  • Lila Bett

    Actually, I read that if the chicken were processed here it would add an additonal 88 cents…whereas if processed in China something like 10 cents…multipy that savings by millions of damn chickens being demanded in this country and even with the shipping it saves money! I don’t eat meat…so its your choice I guess…

  • Agnasio

    As long as corporations are able to get away without listing the source countries of their ingredients, our pets will continue to suffer. Corporate greed is at it’s peak these days, as they were able to change quite a few laws back during the Bush administration to increase profits. I wish Obama would put these laws back in place, but with who he has to deal with to get them changed, I doubt it will happen.

  • Must Love Dogs

    Shawna going to get things done before my surgery tomorrow, but just wanted to say my girls leg was getting “stuck” in the straight out position and I would have to ease it back, so she had to have the surgery. She was just over a year old I think, and the other knee was left alone. Now if you ask her what boy dogs do she lifts up a back leg. So yes I am going with that game plan of rotating those foods. I wish someone would come out with some foods we could trust that have things our furry children could thrive on. Longevity is short enough for them. So tomorrow she will be my nurse along with my husband.So thank you very much for your advice and kindness. He just ate two treats that a local lady makes decorated like human cookies. LOL Blessings

  • Pattyvaughn

    Actually, so far, most of the recalls that have been for “natural” things have been very small and minor compared to the giant recalls for the big commercial companies. Dogs can easily handle bacteria, but people need to be aware that their dog food may be contaminated and humans need to take proper precautions to avoid illness, like hand washing and sanitizing countertops and dishes. Children that are not old enough to use proper caution should never handle pet food.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Now that is something that I had not considered. ;-)

  • mommadog1
  • K. Kitch

    It seems that whenever there is a recall on pet food, it is the natural stuff. I’m sick of spending extra money on the “good and healthy” pet foods only to have them full of bacteria.

  • peggy

    unfortunately, working with food banks, I see NUMEROUS recalls on food for people and pets that actually is NOT imported, but made here in the US which is contaminated with Listeria, Salmonella etc….so i really don’t trust many food supplies anywhere anymore

  • peggy

    they have sodium free or low sodium free boullion cubes, which would work as well…

  • tallen2007

    Dead toads?! Maybe that’s the new cure! :-)

  • Prggy

    REALLY? You ACTUALLY said that??? it is the government -politicians etc. not the Chinese people, who by the way are for the most part, as in any country, wonderful! We have cruel stupid people here in the US, so you gonna NUKE them also???

  • Pattyvaughn

    The Chinese people are not the problem, their govt is. They are a bunch of poor people with no hope. Corruption at all the highest levels makes it impossible for the common man to get ahead. They are virtually owned people. Why should they care about a dog on the other side of the world when they barely have a life themselves.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I treat all dog food and treats as if I am handling contaminated raw meat. The kibble companies have proved over and over that even cooked dog food is not safe. My dogs eat raw, so I’m really not worried about how they would handle the possible bacteria. They also eat dead toads off the road. Those have got to be full of bacteria. A healthy gut is the best defense against bacterial comtamination.

  • Sammy

    I’ve said it before elsewhere and I’ll say it again here. China should be nuked from the face of the Earth – unless there is a neutron bomb somewhere’ in which case it should be used now. Then the country can be used to grow food for the world and chickens raised and fed clean grain then used for safe dog treats. We can still have Chinese food without Chinese people!!

  • tallen2007

    Be very careful of drying “uncured” meat below 140* for long periods! That is the safe temperature for keeping “hot foods hot”. You run the risk of exploding bacteria populations if somehow the bacteria gets on the meat and that endangers your health as well as your pets. Traditionally cured meats are not good for your pets, high salt content is the usual factor.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I think that a lot of people tend to be more responsible toward others than they are for themselves, like parents that don’t want their child eating junk food but they still do. I got a dog with dietary health problems and so I did what I had to do to help him, which means I learned a LOT more about dog nutrition than I ever learned as a vet tech. Well, the more I learned to help him, the more concerned I became about my own diet, so I do eat better and I am more aware of quality issues and what different ingredients may be doing to me. I make better choices for myself, my family, and my dogs. Several others here have said much the same thing.

  • J Drough

    The funny thing is that so many people complain about what goes into their dog food, spend a ton of money on the newest holistic all natural grain free fad-type diet for their pet, and then swing by McDonalds for dinner and crack open a Coors Light. I hope if you are concerned that much about your dog’s diet, you would be the same way (or more) about your own.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Dying, maybe.

  • Carolann Davis

    Cottage cheese is a great source of protien and calcium. Often young dogs do not get the calcium they need to help new teeth and growing bones. A lot of calcium and vitimins are cooked out of commercial dog foods so supplying this important nutrient is important.

  • Pattyvaughn

    It really depends on how thin the butcher cuts it and how dry you want it. I’ve gotten it almost sandwich meat thin and it was very dry in an hour, but I have also gotten it kind of thick and had it take 4-6 hours. I have a dehydrator and I can put 1/4 inch thick slices in there at bed time and they will be completely dry first thing in the morning, but it is only 115 degrees. My oven’s lowest temp is 190 degrees, so it is much faster.

  • Tracey South

    I use a tiny piece of cheese to give a pill to my dog. no problems. I have heard about the cottage cheese b4, but forgot. it was told to me as a “good for their coat” kind of thing. don’t know if that is true.

  • Tracey South

    nice tip about the string cheese.

  • Tracey South

    for how long, in the oven? even a wild guesstimate would be helpful. thanks !

  • Patricia Eno

    I know what “remnants” are from an animal welfare group that I connect with on FB – the chicken used for pet food and treats is usually “4 D” chicken – that stands for “Downers, Diseased, Deceased ” and I can’t remember the 4th one, but it is just as disgusting as the first 3..! In other words, it is chicken not fit for human consumption… :( That’s why our pets are dying and why there is salmonella poisoning so prevalent lately….

  • Tracey South

    not to mention the cost of (financial and environmental) of the process of shipping like that. it makes no friggin sense. insane.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Most dogs don’t have any issue with cheese. The instructor for a class I’m in now suggests string cheese(which is a low lactose cheese) and I have seen her go through 2 things of string cheese in one class…and her dog is only used for a demo dog.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I have no earthly notion. The fact that that makes since to anybody tells me we are supporting slavery in China or we are paying too much for chicken, or both.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I do it a little different. I boil just long enough to lose the pick color, then I bake it in the oven until it is as dry as I want. I like the texture for carrying treats better that way. The dogs will get the cooled liquids over their dinner, tonight in fact. I’m just finishing up a batch now. It’s even from a calf that a friend of mine raised, so I know that it had no added hormones or steroids.

  • pomlvr317

    what sense does it make to send our chickens to China for processing then back here. How stupid!

  • Carolann Davis

    As I mentioned. The basic receipe is above and bullion cube or the cheese are just additives I use occasionally foe change…it’s your dog cookie…you make them how you want them. I often give my dogs cottage cheese or just a piece of cheese and have never had a problem…btw, I have been breeding, showing and training dogs for almost 40 years… http://www.findellkennels.com. I have titled schutzhund dogs, drug dogs, therapy dogs and am a CGC evaluator for AKC. Never had a problem with a little cheese… Sort of like your food… Occasional is ok.

  • p.g.

    I’ve read to not give dairy products to dogs, and I’d be very concerned with the amount of sodium that may be in a bullion cube or broth if you didn’t make homemade.

  • ciaox2

    I have found the cheapest safest treats to be boiled liver. I boil a pound or 2 of beef or pork liver. I let it simmer for hours (3). Then cool and dice. I store some in the freezer in small ziplock bags for future use and refrigerate some for now. I also freeze the boiling liquid, and all the floaters in it, in an ice cube tray. Great ‘pup pops’ on warm summer days. Low cost, no waste and I have control over size of treats. My dogs love this.

  • Cate

    Would be helpful if distribution area and major chains that carry were included in the alert. Many of us now make our dog treats, or use dry food as treats

  • Pattyvaughn

    I would be surprised if it was that much considering that FDAs own website says something more like 2%.

  • Pattyvaughn

    It is true that the govt has recently cleared the way for our live chickens to be sent to china for processing and then shipped back here for human consumption. And certain forms of processed chicken may be from China and the label does not have to reflect that.

  • Pattyvaughn

    You’re welcome!

  • Carol Moyer

    Good for you I do this also.

  • Carol Moyer

    Thanks for protecting our pets. Only about 29% of all foods entering the US are ever checked.

  • Carol Moyer

    As long as the Gov’t allows foods to enter our country without even being checked we have little recourse. I will no longer feed my dogs any treats, I cook them chicken. Hopefully it is not true that a lot of our chickens are being shipped here from China.

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Arteacherlady

    Thanks also:)

  • Arteacherlady

    Thanks!

  • Arteacherlady

    Thanks much:)

  • Pattyvaughn

    Get any kind of meat and have the butcher thin slice it for you. Spead it out on a cookie sheet and place it in the oven on the lowest temperature. Check periodically for dryness. Store in the freezer long term, in the fridge short term.

  • Carolann Davis

    sure: here is an easy one that some of the receipe can be substitued for other ingredients.
    these are p’butter/cheese bisquits
    2 cups of wheat flour (or any flour)
    1 cup oats (like quakers quick oats)
    1/3 c peanut butter
    1 1/4 c hot water
    1/2 c shredded cheese

    Mix well, use your hands if you must to distribute the p’butter evenly

    roll out and cut using cookie cutter or if in a hurry, spread in cookie sheet and later cut into bars. make them thin enough to be crunchy.

    bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

    I often substitue the water for chicken broth or just put a bullion cube in the water and don’t use the cheese..just for variety. if the dough seems too wet, add flour… I make these once a week.

  • Arteacherlady

    Would you be willing to share some recipes?

  • Carla

    I wish companies could get a handle on this. Its unfortunate we need to have FDA get involved when the ultimate responsibility for quality control lies with the dog food/treat company. We lost our 4 year old Bernese Mountain Dog last June because of a careless manufacturer. A refund does not replace the vet bills incurred. Painful penalties need to be put into place.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I require some level of transparency when it comes to food. I would sooner use a food or treat that I didn’t like the answer I got than one that wouldn’t answer at all. I have to imagine the actual answer would have been worse than what I was imagining it to be.

  • PitStopforPetsGA

    When the rep for these treats came into our store, he kept saying that they were made from “chicken remnants” from chicken processing plants in GA. When I questioned him further about what exactly was contained in the “remnants”, he couldn’t answer me. I emailed the company asking for clarification with no response. We try to carry locally made products when possible, but I’m glad we didn’t bring these treats in!

  • Carolann Davis

    probably came from china and packaged in the US. you have to be careful with these products. I make my own and it takes just minutes. Easy and good and I know what is in them. I’ll never buy these treats or any other again.

  • mops1234

    so true…double sigh.

  • KA77899

    So much for not buying anything from China and feeling safe using US made dog treats. Sigh.