China has been sending us low-quality junk for decades now, from dangerous toys to poisonous foods -- up to and including tainted pet chow.
You think we'd have learned our lesson by now. Nope!
Our pets are paying the price AGAIN as a new wave of tainted treats has made its way over here. This time, at least 500 dogs have been sickened by chicken jerky "treats" contaminated with melamine.
If that name rings a bell, that's because it's the same poison found in pet food imported from China back in 2007, when thousands of pets were sickened or killed.
In this case, no dogs have died -- yet -- but they've been suffering everything from kidney failure to serious blood sugar problems as a result of the murky jerky.
Expect the usual investigations, prosecutions and -- China being China -- executions.
And in a few years, expect to read the same headlines all over again.
But let's not kid ourselves here, because the problem isn't just Chinese-made pet food. You could give your dog 100-percent made in the USA dog treats and still be feeding it 100 percent garbage.
Skip anything you can find in the pet store and give your dog the one treat he'd pick if he could pick on his own. Give him a raw meaty bone, ideally with some of the meat still hanging off it.
But don't stop there. Ditch the kibble and the rest of the bits and treat Fido to a complete diet makeover: raw chicken necks and livers along with raw eggs, shell and all.
For more on the foods your best friend is really begging you for, sink your paws into the Douglass Report archives and read the July 2007 issue.
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