Sending this along, just in case .. cheers .. deb (australia)
PLEASE READ AND SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO HAS DOGS, ESPECIALLY
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
being done over Labor Day weekend. Test results showed "irregularity in
the lower part of her kidney". Possibly a hole in the kidney because of
By today Sept 7, she was no better and very low on energy and interest
in 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
her diet. 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
There were numerous cases on the Cornell University Veterinarian web
site, all with the same symptoms, test results and yes, related to
treats made in China. Never did it cross my mind that this product 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 was happening to my
only thing the person on the phone with a strong Chinese accent was
"all natural, all natural". Sure enough looking 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 pets. I sat beside my vet and read along
Following are primary repeated findings;
-severe damage to the kidney often resulting in complete renal failure
-numerous reports in the past four to five weeks, a larger number on
the East Coast
-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 nutrients 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
Nanuet 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 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.
pic of Smoke House Chicken Breast Tenders.
Chicken on the right and 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.
I hope we have better news to tell you soon.