Nestle Purina Sells Waggin’Train Dog Treats Made In China In Spite Of FDA Repeated Warnings

China Made Waggin'Train Chicken Jerky

Purina's Chicken Jerky says that "Waggin'Train is an American owned company," but it's products are made in China. No indication is given about the FDA warnings.

Nestlé Purina continues to sell chicken jerky manufactured in China though its subsidiary Waggin’Train, LLC, even though the FDA has repeatedly cautioned consumers of a potential association between the development of severe illness and even death in dogs from the consumption of these Chinese made dog “treats.”

FDA Repeats Warning

In a November 2011 update to it’s 2007 warning, “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to caution consumers of a potential association between the development of illness in dogs and the consumption of chicken jerky products also described as chicken tenders, strips or treats. FDA continues to receive complaints of dogs experiencing illness that their owners or veterinarians associate with consumption of chicken jerky products. The chicken jerky products are imported to the U.S. from China. FDA issued a cautionary warning to consumers in September 2007.”

“FDA is advising consumers who choose to feed their dogs chicken jerky products to watch their dogs closely for any or all of the following signs which may occur within hours to days of feeding the product: decreased appetite, although some may continue to consume the treats to the exclusion of other foods; decreased activity; vomiting; diarrhea, sometimes with blood; and increased water consumption and/or increased urination. If the dog shows any of these signs, stop feeding the chicken jerky product. Owners should consult their veterinarian if signs are severe or persist for more than 24 hours. Blood tests may indicate kidney failure (increased urea nitrogen and creatinine). Urine tests may indicate Fanconi syndrome (increased glucose). Although most dogs appear to recover, some reports to the FDA have involved dogs that have died.”

Click here to read the entire FDA warning

Contact the FDA If Your Dog Gets Ill From Chicken Jerky

The FDA continues to actively investigate the problem. Veterinarians and consumers alike should report cases of animal illness associated with pet foods to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their state.

Click here for a list of FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators

If your dog has gotten ill or died from chicken jerky made in China, immediately notify the FDA.

3 thoughts on “Nestle Purina Sells Waggin’Train Dog Treats Made In China In Spite Of FDA Repeated Warnings

  1. My dog has suffered from mentioned symptons and was diagnosed with Canine Cushing’s Disease. I have (now stopped) been feeding her a Purina chicken jerkey on a daily basis/

    • When that happened to my dog I went online to research the disease and found, to my horror, the FDA warnings along with several thousands of posts by owners of dogs sickened or dead from eating this deadly treats.

  2. I just worked a craft show over Thanksgiving weekend. I had flyers about the recent 2011 FDA warning about Chinese chicken treats and was giving them out and educating anyone I could stop who answered “yes” to the question, “do you have a dog or cat?”

    A groomer I spoke with that weekend told me that she had a client whose dog just passed away from Chinese chicken. I can only imagine how devastated that family must be…

    If you’re looking for a REAL ‘American Made’ chicken treat, we started making our own Chicken Jerky after we ran across the FDA warning of 2008 about Chinese chicken treats making dogs sick or killing them. It turned into a cottage business and we now sell our TriPom Chews online and in 20 stores in the New England area. Our products are the only ‘Maine Made’, ‘American Made’, chicken jerky produced from whole, restaurant-quality chicken breasts containing NO Additives and NO Preservatives. We had to make them super wholesome as our 3 Pomeranians (our babies) taste test every batch for quality.

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