Dogs are dying from tainted chicken jerky. Chinese manufacturers are doing nothing to make the jerky safe, and the US brands that source it are doing nothing to get it off shelves. Lost Dogs is the true story of how profits trump pet safety in the chicken jerky business.
Fidose of Reality recently shared a homemade chicken jerky recipe that is simple and you can make right in your own kitchen. In case you missed it, here it is: Chicken Jerky Recipe for Dogs
Meantime, the folks at Bixibi Pet made a 3-minute documentary called “Lost Dogs” that I encourage you to watch and send. On a personal note, something I haven’t talked about before: I believe my previous Cocker Spaniel was a victim of tainted treats. She was a few weeks shy of 15 years young, fully functioning, had a physical and blood work and all was well. Then she got rapidly sick, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. After many specialists and tests, she was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Disease. She went from thriving and healthy to something I don’t even want to remember. She was fine and then she wasn’t, and it was sudden. She lost 10 pounds and for a small cocker spaniel, that is a lot. She seized in my arms and we had to let her cross to the Rainbow Bridge one week shy of 15. She was eating treats made in China when all of this happened, including chicken jerky. I can’t go back and erase the past, but my life changed forever. The more I look back, the more sadness and anger I feel that perhaps something I fed her caused this. In her name and all the dogs of the world, watch this video, please. Don’t feed chicken jerky if you don’t know where it came from. The safest bet? Make it yourself.