Courtesy Kevin and Candace Thaxton
  • Chinese Pet Treats

    Kevin and Candace Thaxton, owners of Chansey, claim the 10-year-old pug died after eating Chinese jerky treats. The FDA has fielded more than 530 complaints from dog owners in the past four months who say their pets got sick or died after eating jerky treats made in China.
    Courtesy Kevin and Candace Thaxton
  • Chinese Pet Treats

    The Thaxtons say their puppy Penny almost died the same way, but recovered when they stopped feeding her the treats.
    Courtesy Kevin and Candace Thaxton
  • Chinese Pet Treats

    Waggin' Train, a popular chicken jerky treat sold by Nestle Purina, is made in China. A surplus of white meat from chickens makes China a source of chicken jerky for U.S. pet food manufacturers.
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  • Chinese Pet Treats

    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has urged Congress to take the Chinese dog treat issue seriously, citing ineffective trade laws that have allowed unsafe products to slip into the U.S. He demanded action from the FDA during a Senate speech in February. The agency says it has not found a "definitive cause" for the illnesses claimed by dog owners, and that they may have a source other than the treats.
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  • Chinese Pet Treats

    Susan Rhodes started an online petition to recall Chinese jerky treats after her 14-year-old dog Ginger allegedly suffered kidney failure after eating the treats. Rhodes says Ginger recovered after she stopped eating treats.
    Courtesy Susan Rhodes
  • Chinese Pet Treats

    Facebook pages and online petitions devoted to pulling Chinese jerky treats from the shelves have been getting reaction from dog owners around the country. One Facebook page is titled "Animal Parents Against Pet Treats and Food Made in China." Another, called "Victims of Treats Made in China," includes photos of dogs who allegedly died from eating the treats.
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  • Chinese Pet Treats

    Some pet owners have blamed Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats, produced by Nestle Purina, for illnesses and deaths. A spokesperson for Nestle Purina said its products are held to the highest quality and safety standards and are safe to feed to pets.
    ABC News
  • Chinese Pet Treats

    Holly McCutcheon says her four-year-old dog Jack got sick in January from the treats.
    Courtesy Holly McCutcheon
  • Chinese Pet Treats

    McCutcheon and Jack joined Sen. Brown at a recent press conference to call attention to what she says are the risks associated with Chinese-made pet treats.
    Courtesy Holly McCutcheon
  • Chinese Pet Treats

    Jack, who has recovered, works as a therapy dog. The FDA says it is continuing to investigate Chinese jerky treats.
    Courtesy Holly McCutcheon
  • Dog's Treats Making Pups Sick?

    Sampson, a 9-year-old fox terrier, died of kidney failure in January. His owners blame his death on Chinese jerky treats.
    Courtesy Terry Safranek
  • Dog's Treats Making Pups Sick?

    Dennis Adkins has filed a $5 million class action lawsuit against Nestle Purina, alleging that his 9-year-old Pomeranian Cleopatra died after eating Waggin Train chicken jerky dog treats.
    Courtesy Dennis Adkins
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