Is China or any other country intentionally trying to poison your pets? That is the question. And if they are doing so intentionally, why isn’t our government stopping the imports? The answer to these questions is not an easy one to answer. Of course we would love to think that another country is not targeting our pets intentionally and if they were that surely our government would stop the imports from said country. So what is the answer because you know that we have had FDA warnings on treats made in other countries and they are still on the shelves?
One answer is that other countries are not INTENTIONALLY targeting our pets with poison treats. American made treats occasionally have been recalled and we don’t think anything about it. Heck, we have recalls on eggs all the time. Why is it so damning when it is another country. Other countries do not have the high standards or the inspections that American Made treats have so the problem may occur with their treats more often than with American Made treats. See what the USDA is doing to try to help by clicking here.
As I see it, the answer is twofold.
One: You need to stop buying foreign made treats and foods for your beloved pets. The problem does not cure itself without consequences. If you don’t buy foreign made treats the “demand” is gone and they may clean up their act. I wonder why such a simple thing is not happening. When we are told a particular brand is killing dogs, we continue to buy it because “Well, gee, I’ve been feeding it for years with no problem.”
Two: Buy American Made. But you don’t do that either because “American Made treats are just too expensive”.
Ok, the answer to that is make your own treats.. Nope, that doesn’t happen either because “ I’m too busy to make my own treats.”
So, you will continue to buy treats you know are killing dogs, hoping for a miracle that it doesn’t kill your dog because foreign treats are less costly and you are to busy to make your own.
I am very busy and I have a bunch of dogs. I use veggies as treats. Yep, every day baby carrots that you can buy in any supermarket that is FDA inspected and graded for human consumption. Carrots are also good for your dog. Carrots provide roughage and nutrients. No muss, no fuss and best of all they can be used right out of the refrigerator.
Another idea for you is to buy an American made bone that has “goodie” on it. When your dog has cleaned the meat off the bone, run it through the dishwasher. Now you have a sterilized bone that you can put peanut butter or another spread goodie in and it’s good for another week. Every time the new goodie is gone, run it through the dishwasher again to sterilize it. Lasts forever!
I don’t know about you, but I love my companion pets. I don’t think they live long enough as it is so I am certainly going to do everything in my power to give them food and treats that are not tainted with something that can kill them.