Warning To Dog Owners
Walmart, and other outlets throughout the US, UK and the world in general, are selling rawhide dog chews called Exer-Hide. These chews are been causing major seizures and even deaths among many dogs. When I searched the Internet, I found screens of reports going back to December last year in volume, and one was dated May 2007, yet Walmart and the other outlets are continuing to sell this lethal product unabated.
These chews are manufactured in Brazil. The symptoms after dogs have eaten the chews are: severe diarrhea and vomiting, causing dehydration, difficulty breathing, fever and seizures. My search revealed many deaths.
I also read repeated reports of people contacting Walmart and warning of the dangers associated with Exer-Hide Chews, yet they remain on the store’s shelves for sale.
I have a couple of official sources where I shall be reporting this issue, and I’ll update this post should there be any further developments. I the meanwhile, DON’T BUY Exer-Hide products, and pass this warning on to your friends and family with dogs.
4PetsOnline has made an official report to the FDA about Exer-Hide Chews. I shall await with interest to see if these products are added to their list of official recalls.
Whilst on the FDA website, I also found the following pet products under recalls:
- Digger’s Natural Chews – Pig Ear Pet Treats – Salmonella
- PrimeTime, KC Beefhide – Pig Ears – Salmonella
- Keys Manufacturing Company – Pig Ears for Pet Treats – Salmonella
- PrimeTime brand – Premium Pig Ears – Salmonella
It really does seem that at the moment, you need to pay particular attention to the safety of the dog treats you are buying for your pets.
Keep watching for any further updates on this issue…