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  1. Hello Susan,

    I saw that a screen shot of my petition Restore Our Trust, Take Dangerous Dog Treats Off The Shelves ( was included in the video here, and I want to emphasize that, as I advised in a News Update on the petition, there IS one major retailer who has responded somewhat favorably to my campaign. Walgreen stores in my town have posted signs on their pet treat shelves with the FDA Advisory/Warning to consumers.

    Rita DeSollar

  2. Mirsades

    Hi Susan…I’m not sure I understand the “Shop in Jerky Treats from China Free Zone Stores” comment. Best Buy, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, etc., don’t sell pet food/treats. Please explain this so I can explain it to others, thanks….Mirsades

    1. Susan Thixton Author

      The basis of this is purchases that could be made at Walmart or Target – be made in Jerky Treats from China Free Zone stores. Taking note of those purchases – and shopping anywhere those treats aren’t sold. From your groceries (which is tough, I’ll be trying FreshMarket next), to your holiday presents. Whatever you purchase – that you could have purchased from a large retailer that sells the treats.

  3. Karla

    Great work, Susan … I hope many people will join us in our efforts to get these products off store shelves before more pets are harmed or killed!

    Can you post the link to your printable “Leaflets for Shoppers”? I would love to hand them out, but I couldn’t find an active link in your posting.

    Thanks again for everything you do.

      1. AniParent

        We are happy to share our flyer to be printed and distributed but we ask that you please use the most recent version. This is the 4th revision of our flyer, which must be modified as number of illnesses and fatalities rises. You can find the latest version here:
        Animal Parents Against Pet Treats Made In China

  4. Alice La Pierre

    Susan, thank you so much for continuing to push on this issue. A friend of mine just had to send his dog to the vet for what he thought was Cushing’s Disease — it turns out that he had been giving his dog chicken jerky, and the dog had to have his spleen removed. Nearly $4,000 dollars later in vet bills, he’s wondering if there is a class-action suit on this. Thanks again for everything you are doing.

  5. Laurie Raymond

    This is a good thing to do. But how about giving some credit to us small pet food and supply stores who refuse to carry ANY food or treats from China, or with ingredients from China (to the best of our ability to discover)? I know there are places without a good, independent pet supply retailer, but most medium size towns and cities have them. We struggle against the perception that we charge more — in fact, most of us don’t charge higher markups, we just select higher quality brands and really go all-out to help our customers take the best possible care of their pets, as affordably as possible. Could you maybe give some credit to the independents who really care? Encourage your readers to patronize retailers who make a commitment to safety and quality! Thanks for all you do!

    1. Peter

      As the co-founder of a local group advocating on behalf of familes with dogs, we consistently support and encourage attention for local retailers who remain informed and show committment to the interests of retail consumers. Our local independent puts great effort into being not only knowledgeable, but offers a good range of products and is far cheaper than the “big box” pet food chain that has recently opened, (hoping to drive all the locals out of business). Local retailers prove every day that chain stores are not the most economical place to shop. They are also at ground level when they communicate with their customers. Satisfied consumers should drive awareness to support these LOCAL businesses.

  6. Carolyn

    Just so you know, most Walmarts no longer have “Door Greeters”. They did away with this job to save money.
    But you can go to the service desk which is usually in the very front of the store.

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