- Erin Rose
- January 27, 2014 - 14:09
This has been a problem long before now!! My dog had those same symptoms about 2 years ago and we did not know what was causing it. I took my dog to the vet and she was checked over and the vet at the time assumed it was a stomach upset but deep down I knew it had to be something else because stomach upset don't cause bloody diarrhea. The only thing I could figure it to be was the chicken jerky treats that I purchased at costco so I stopped them and to this day the symptoms never returned. When I read the reports on the FDA website I knew then that I made the right choice in stopping the treats.
- Vanessa Kelly
- January 27, 2014 - 12:05
This was on Market Place over a year ago. I stopped giving my pupper anything that had "GLYCERIN" into it. Vegetable glycerin is a natural ingredient put into treats to keep them moist, however, most companies have the glycerin imported from China. In which case, TO MAKE MONEY, the glycerin is made up of old DIESEL FUEL, YES DIESEL FUEL!! If the package doesn't tell you what the glycerin is made up of, don't buy it. It has not been checked by any food agencies and apparently doesn't have to be because it is not for human consumption. I was feeding my dog a new treat, that he just loved I might add. Very shortly, after a few weeks, I noticed him consuming huge amount of water at one time. I remarked on it quite often. The brand name of that treat was "Waggin Tails". And to my horror, that was the top treat named with a warning to stay away from and a list of countless others. I immediately cleaned out my treat shelf and rid it of ANYTHING with the ingredient "glycerin". I was taking NO chances!!.. I was absolutely shocked when I ended up keeping, I think, two, yes two, packages. I think I threw out about 6 - 8 packages. I know it was around 50 to 60 dollars worth, into the garbage. It was around Christmas time, and there were quite a few bags that we not even opened. Again.....I was taking NO chances. This episode told of dogs that had died of Kidney failure. Before their deaths, their owners noticed increases in their water intake. All along, they were slowly killing their own beloved pets without even being aware of it. Please people......DO NOT buy treats with glycerin as one of the ingredients. At the very least, with so much publicity as this has gotten, you will find some treats with it clearly marked on the front of the bag, "Made with 100% vegetable glycerin". Or "Vegetable glycerin made in our own countries". I hope this helps some pet owners and some poor defenseless pouches. Take my advise: I take no chances now. If it says Glycerin at all, I LEAVE IT ON THE SHELF!!
- January 27, 2014 - 22:41
My dog is having similar syptoms. I am bringing her to the vet in the morning. She has reddish brown and some blood in her loose stool. is it the treats?