This website is dedicated to the memory of Skylar, an Australian Shepherd who was my best friend and constant companion. He died in horrible agony from eating chicken jerky that is made in China and sold though Waggin’Train, a subsidiary of Nestle Purina. I bought it at Costco.
The Waggin’Train package cleverly says that “Waggin’Train is an American owned company,” so I never noticed that this deadly treat was made in China. How awful is it that Purina is fully aware that the products they sell often causes irreversible kidney damage and death in dogs. Yet they refuse to either pull the product off shelves or have it safely made in the USA.
Is sheer profit the only thing Nestle Purina cares about? The very least one might expect from them is that the food they sell to pet owners does not kill dogs.
Only after Skylar, the healthiest and happiest dog, got severe kidney disease on his 5th birthday did I learn online that the FDA repeatedly warns that this treat often causes this disease in dogs. The VMA and countless numbers of websites also has issued dire warnings. Two competent veterinarians confirmed that Skylar died from the chicken jerky.
Watching my best friend slowly die in agony from the treats I fed him was the worst weeks of my life. It haunts me. It always will.