Yet another chicken jerky recall!
Dogs are becoming seriously ill and even dying from contaminated chicken jerky, particularly from China. Do NOT give your dog jerky bought in a pet store or supermarket!
It angers me that every year I see recall’s of commercial pet food and treats because of serious contamination...and nothing is changing. Have a look for yourself online, there have been so many recall’s over the years.
Pet owners are being hoodwinked by the whole commercial pet food industry and it’s our dogs that are unwittingly paying the price.
Dried chicken, or ‘jerky’, is considered a natural treat, supposedly with no additives, just plain old chicken…dried…something that should be delicious and healthy.
But what I didn’t realise, until a few years ago, is that the chickens that this jerky comes from are from birds not considered fit for the human food industry – it’s all the left-overs…
So What Birds Are Used I The Dogs Treats Involved In The Chicken Jerky Recall?
Well, animals that are used in commercial pet food are known as the 4 D’s – Dead, Dying, Diseased & Disabled. So that’s all the birds that die in the overcrowded, sunless barns and are left being trampled on lying on the faeces-covered concrete floor; those dying of disease like cancer or raging infections; or disabled…disabled in that they are unable to get up because their legs have given way due to their bones growing too quickly from the growth hormones pumped into them, to make them get big and fat, in an unnaturally short space of time. Sound appetising?
It’s also worth noting that any animal carcasses that are to be used for the pet food industry, including those of the birds used in the chicken jerky recall scandals, are flung into large vats and stored for days before being transported to the plants that process the rotting meat.
I stopped giving Oscar store bought chicken jerky, primarily, because I didn’t agree with how they treated battery chickens, but it's more than that. It’s also about the quality of the meat, and it’s not good. ‘Natural’ treats are great, but not when the source of them is bad.
Be aware of what you feed your dog, they rely on you to do the best you can by them.
That’s why I stopped buying store bought treats and started to make my own, so I knew what went into them. Don’t let your dog be a victim of things that can be avoided like the chicken jerky recall scandal. Treats can be simple to make, but If you need a bit of guidance, my free guide can help you – download it from here and start taking control of your dogs health – every little helps, as they say :)