I just received this email which I will pass on to everyone:
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Here's an additional post about other chicken products: PLEASE READ AND
SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO HAS DOGS, ESPECIALLY SMALL DOGS
Bella, 3 years old, 4 pounds
Product - Smoke House Chicken Breast Tenders Treats
Bella became suddenly ill ,and now hospitalized with her life threatened
due to Smoke House Chicken Tenders.I recently purchased at Pet Smart. It
doesn't matter where you purchase them, just don't purchase them.
This was the first time I bought the Smoke House treats. Having read the
label, it was listed as all natural, no additives, dyes etc. The treats
were purchased on or about August 17. She loved them and I was happy
because she typically only likes one treat. By August 23 she vomited
bile, and again on August 24. Her personality began to change becoming
lethargic, wanting to stay in her bed, loss of appetite. excessive
drinking, urinating frequently in excessive amounts. urine became orange
like in color. By August 28 she was severely dehydrated and lost one of
her three pounds.
Sugar was found in her urine which would typically indicate diabetes.
Bella was put on IV and given an antibiotic to take while tests were
done over Labor Day weekend.
Test results showed "irregularity in the lower part of her kidney.
Possibly a hole in the kidney because of the malfunction.
By today Sept 7, she was no better and very low on energy and
being around anyone. I brought the package of Smoke House Chicken
with me to the vet because it was the only thing that was different in
My wonderful vet, a graduate of Cornell University searched the Cornell
Veterinarian site where veterinarians report unusual cases which are
tracked. The search was done by symptoms. A second search by chicken
There were numerous cases on the Cornell University Veterinarian web
all with the same symptoms, test results and yes, related to chicken
tender treats made in China. Never did it cross my mind that this
was made in China. When Dr. didn't find complete listing of ingredients
on the package he called the number listed on the back of the package
identifying himself and asked for ingredients to help understand what
happening to my pet. The only thing the person on the phone with a
strong Chinese accent was "all natural, all natural". Sure enough
at the small print on the bottom back of the package is "product of
China", the same source of other products that have been killing our
I sat beside my vet and read along with him. Following are primary
-severe damage to the kidney often resulting in complete renal
-numerous reports in the past four to five weeks, a larger number on the
- chicken and beef treats promoted as all natural -it does not matter
what the label is, if it is a product of China -if caught early enough,
hospitalized on IV hydrating and flushing the kidney over days with
nutrien ts may help the kidney heal itself and the pet could then live
with the damaged kidney -if not caught early complete renal failure is
expected -most cases reported are related to small dogs -initial
symptoms indicate diabetes
-mold is often found when flushing the kidney (found in Bella)
I have been in touch with Pet Smart requesting them to help get the
ingredients. Time is lost analyzing the food. Today a vet at Cornell
purchased a bag after reading the report my Vet posted on Bella. He then
contacted my vet to say the bag he bought had mold in it despite an
expiration date one year from now. I was asked to look closely at
whatever was left in my bag, but saw none.
After Bella was admitted to the vet I went directly to Pet Smart in
NY, told the Manager what happened and asked her to assist getting the
ingredients identified. I was met with a hostile attitude. She was only
interested in getting my name because she felt I was going to file a
complaint. The person at PS headquarters responsible for knowing food
ingredients at Pet Smart headquarters is trying to help.
The information available to vets on the Cornell web site is not public
information. No one seems to be aware of this. Dogs are misdiagnosed
PLEASE SEND THIS ON TO YOUR PET LOVING FRIENDS AND SAVE A PET AND LOTS
PLEASE POST THIS INFORMATION ON ANY WEB SITE YOU CAN CONCERNING PETS.
Allan and I are hoping and praying.
View full sizeSmoke House C hicken Breast Tenders.
View full sizeSmoke House Chicken Breast Tenders. Chicken on the right
left side are from a bag I bought today. All but one bag on the shelf
which was light in color were the deeper color. The center pieces are
from the bag Bella ate from. Because of the difference in color I asked
Pet Smart what the difference was. Were there dyes added? The response
was "it's all natural chicken so that's why the difference in shades". I
pointed out that every single package was the deep color, except the one
left from the same batch I bought.
PLEASE CROSS POST!!
Anne S. Bailey