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I bought 2 bags of this product at Sam's Club about 9 or 10 days ago. I fed some to my Springer Spaniel. She began vomiting. I didn't make the connection, and gave her more the next morning and left for work. When I came home, I found more vomit. On Friday 26 October 2018 I took her to the vet. They immediately noticed problems with her. They kept her for a few days, and on the morning of 30 October, I was told that she passed away. My Gracie is dead. As I recall, the vet said that she liver issues.
This afternoon I gave 3 pieces to the neighbor's dog. In about 3 minutes he threw it all up. I became suspicious and contacted the vet. The vet tech looked this product up online and told me that pets were dying from eating this stuff, with reviews as recent as late-October 2018. I was furious. I took the open bag to the vet. They have a Purina rep that will contact for further info and action. -- Angry in Indianapolis, Indiana
My dogs loved the product and after investigating a couple years ago, I was convinced the treats were safe, biggest mistake of my life. I always broke tiny pieces for my 4.5 lb. And 7 lb. Yorkie. Friday evening for some reason I cannot explain I gave them each a regular size piece. The larger dog threw this up within 1-2 hours. The small one did not although she was sick all evening. Running outside every few minutes she seemed to be ok. Then the bigger one threw up all night long. Horrible. The next day they both were sick enough to go to the emergency vet.
Received fluids. Etc. Long story short, my small Yorkie is in Auburn intensive care clinic with no promise of survival. They tested both dogs and said the larger one had liver damage and the smaller one had liver failure. The only thing out of the ordinary for them was the treat and the amount they got. I usually give my 60 lb. Malinois these treats. Never had a problem.
After eating these treats for a few days, my dog began to have diarrhea and was vomiting bile. She was acting like she was in pain, lethargic, confused and she wouldn’t lay on her belly. I took her to the vet and they did x-rays. These treats were not breaking down in her stomach, they were just sitting there in a large clump. They said she needed emergency surgery to remove the mass in her tummy. Sadly, I was unable to afford the $4500 surgery and had to make the heartbreaking decision to put her to sleep. The grief and guilt are overwhelming because I actually fed her the treats that ended up killing her. She was my best friend, she loved me unconditionally. I am now heartbroken and so angry that Sam's Club sells this product. Do not give these to your dogs!
My Rat Terrier love them. They're the only Chicken Jerky that actually smells like chicken. I guess because of all the problems others have had they have been taken off the shelf. I guess my pup will have to make do with Chinese Duck Jerky. He love that too.
I purchased this product for my beloved 12 yr old Jack Russell Terrier, Boo on 8-28-2018 at our local Walmart because I had a .75€ coupon off and the package advertising boasted “only two ingredients” and “twice baked;” which indicated to me it’s a natural product that’s safe for my pet. WRONG!!! Boo began showing symptoms immediately of discomfort; but I didn’t pick up on it from coming from feeding simple ‘natural’ treats...He was licking and biting excessively as though in pain. So I purchased some plain yogurt and gave him a teaspoon in hopes this would calm his tummy - it didn’t. Boo’s distress only continued to grow; a dog that never refused a meal; well, now, no way was he touching ANY FOOD! I knew something seriously wrong. Then the vomiting??? started, and when he had nothing left to vomit; he vomited bile and blood.
But it didn’t stop...bloody diarrhea over and over again even when he had nothing left to diarrhea out... just that feeling of having to go caused him to stress and strain over and over again. It was heartbreaking. By this time it was late Saturday evening (9/1/2018); my only option for veterinary therapy was emergency services at MEDVET-Dayton an hour drive from my home. Boo was diagnosed with Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis. He was hospitalized from 9/1-9/3 (I had to take him home on the third because my credit card??? had reached its limit). Boo received this treatment while hospitalized: Aggressive IV fluids. IV antibiotics. Medications to help control nausea and help settle his stomach pain.
Upon discharge, Boo was sent home with two prescriptions and recommendation to buy one OTC medication. Boo’s to eat a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice offered in mini-meals of 5-6 per day. No treats. If any signs of previous symptoms recur or additional symptoms occur either bring to family vet or return to MEDVET for further evaluation and care. My total cost for feeding Boo these horrific treats (which he only had approximately a total of four) is $1333.78. I believe it’s time to bring a class action suit against Purina and Waggin Train Dog Treats.
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Purchase Waggin Trains yesterday 7-10-18 from Sam's Club. My dog start getting sick around 6 pm today, she is vomiting and very quiet, not her at all. After seeing her behavior I Google and find out the several complaints from other people. How sad after see reviews from 2014 and this item still in the market. Please don't buy this product ever. Sam's please remove item right away. Animal cruelty very cruelty. My dog was a very healthy and is 8 year old. Her record is clean. She has been in the Animal Hospital now for 8 days. Please help us stop animal cruelty... ASAP. I'm a Sam's member for years. My receipt and record is up to date. I'm so mad and sad. :(. I’m contacting them today and plan on filing suit if it isn’t taken off the shelves!
We bought these treats because the package says there are only 2 ingredients in them. We gave ONE to my 62-lb English Pointer and he has had diarrhea for going on 2 days. I read other reviews online that said pets went into kidney and liver failure after having these death-snacks. I took my dog to the vet this morning, and we are monitoring carefully. But read the back of the package: They are made in China! So, there are no guidelines on what actually goes into them. They were recalled in 2013 for the same reason, and Purina revamped them somehow to get them back on the market. Shame on you, Purina, for endangering our pets. DO NOT BUY ANY PURINA PRODUCTS. PERIOD.
I purchase Waggin Trains yesterday 2-11-18 from Sam's Club. My dog start getting sick around 6 pm today, she is vomiting and very quiet, not her at all. After see her behavior I Google and find out the several complaints from other people. How sad after see reviews from 2014 and this item still in the market. Please don't buy this product ever. Sam's please remove item right away. Animal cruelty very cruelty. My dog is very healthy and is over a year old. Her record is clean. Please help us stop animal cruelty... ASAP. I'm a Sam's member for years. My receipt and record is up to date. I'm so mad and sad. :(
Have been feeding my dogs these for years with no trouble. Now they are very sick, vomiting and diarrhea. Very disgusted with Purina for allowing this to be sold!!! Wished I'd looked at this site sooner.
I have two healthy pugs whom I gave Waggin Train Chicken Jerky Tenders. They became very sick vomiting all day and constant diarrhea from these treats. When I called the 866 number customer service was very rude and asked a lot of questions regarding my dogs. They seem more concerned and asking questions to cover themselves versus concern of your pets. I will never purchase this item again. I cannot believe this item is still on the market.
One month ago, I started to give my chihuahua Waggin Train Treats. He is currently in an animal hospital with liver damage, kidney damage, loss of bladder control, vomiting, diarrhea, and refuses to eat. The vet says that she has done research online and that this product has a history of causing these symptoms in dogs.
My beloved dog started having problems with his ALK Liver enzyme. After research on the internet I discovered this chicken jerky product had been recalled because it was causing liver damage to dogs (and any other pet that consumes this product). They are still on the shelves because they now use some chemically adjusted form of light to disguise the dangerous chemicals they use in these treats. I am so grateful to this site and all info on this dangerous treat. BUYER BEWARE!!! I will now only buy American produced food and treats for my dog.
After feeding Waggin Train Chicken Jerky to my 5 yr old hound dog he became critically sick, profuse vomiting, lethargic, swollen stomach, tender L side. Dog admitted to veterinary hospital with intestinal infection and kidney infection. SICK 10 DAYS. May recover 50/50. China/Purina selling poison food Knowingly!!!
I came home to find my happy-go-lucky Shih Tzu throwing up everywhere, scared and shaking. She jumps when I come home, but today she seem like she went through hell. Please do not buy any Purina pet products. I will be asking around to find a lawyer to sue this evil of company who only cares about their profit margin. No concern about the poison they are selling to the consumers. My wife bought this treat from Sam's Club few days ago and did not realize that she was buying poison. She saw Purina logo on the bag and felt it was safe to feed to our pet. I am so furious with this company who claims that they sell quality products. Far from it. This company do not care about the pets, only thing on their requirements are profit.
My husband gave our beagle this doggy treat when he was training him to sit down, rollover and lie down. It made him learn quickly and everything was fine at first but after a few days, we noticed that our dog showed unusual behaviors when he was not given this treat. He started acting out, howling loudly and scratching the door with his paws (which he never did before) if we didn't give him a meat blast stick. We played with him a lot to distract him from his craziness over the treat and made him drink lots of water throughout the day for 2 days before we he became his normal self again. No more waggin train for him. We went back to giving him biscuits. It has no weird effect on him and cheaper too.
These treat which seem innocent and healthy killed my Chihuahua after we fed them to him regularly for six months. We thoughts we were buying a good name brand from Purina and seeing that the only ingredient was chicken, were we ever wrong. He was acting sluggish and barely eating last Thursday and I took him to the vet the next day to find out he needed hospitalization. Spent the weekend hospitalized and now we have to put him down for acute liver failure. $4000 dollars later and we have a dead dog.
Bought a 36 oz of Waggin Train chicken jerky tenders. Gave 1 to my Pom. Gave another 1 couple days later. In two days my to Pom stopped. Took him to vet and was told he had acute kidney function which he had never had kidney problems. Was told he needed to be put to sleep. Took him to a kidney specialist where he was for 3 days. He was treated and made it. The cost was close to $3,500. Bought this crap at Sam's Club in Tucson. Can't someone do something to stop selling this poison? Also how about reimbursing vet costs.
I have 3 German Short-haired Pointers, 65-82 pounds. I bought this 36 oz bag of chicken JERKY as a Christmas treat. They had 4 pieces on Christmas eve and 4 Christmas morning. The 2 smaller dogs threw up and one did not eat for 2 days. Last night he barely moved. The large one did not eat much. I think it is their size that saved them... I had heard rumors but knew they loved them. BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY IT IS NOT EVEN WORTH TAKING A CHANCE! Fortunately, Santa brought plain people JERKY too... I intend to get this package analyzed. Watch out PURINA!
I have 2 dogs and both love the chicken treats, but my dogs are now showing real problems. My Basset Hound has not eaten for 2 days, she would not eat dog food so I had to make some people food with meat and rice and she ate it and is kinda feeling like she used to. My other dog is shepherd/collie mix and he eats but not like he used to and he is older like 12yrs old.
I have been giving these "treats" to our dog for about a month. Approximately 1 week ago she started acting strange, going in and out a lot, like she was confused. She also started drinking LARGE amount of water. She would empty her 1/2 gallon water bowl in 20-30 minutes. Then she started puking and now has bladder control issues. I have stopped giving her these "treats" and am hoping for the best. I will no longer buy products from China and am seriously considering not buying Purina brand products.
My 10 Year old Golden retriever had 2 pieces out of a brand new bag of Waggin' Train Treats. The next day she was violently throwing up and her stomach heaving. She had the worst case of diarrhea I have ever seen. Called our vet and brought her right in. After all blood work, x-ray exam, and IV antibiotic and other med. $400.00 bill. She would not eat for two days. She just started to eat. I will notify my vet in AM. I forgot she even had those treats. If you need I will be happy to supply you with the almost full bag or the numbers on the use by label 5139T031 0201WG1. Best by: Aug 20 2016 4548858504201505.
After giving these treats, all our doxies experienced extreme diarrhea, vomiting, and shaking. As of right now, we aren't sure if one of them will make it. I called Purina and they said there is nothing wrong with treats. Liars! DO NOT feed these to your pet.
BJ died 3/4/12, 4 days after he ate his toxic treat. Tashi did recover. My 2 other dogs never ate from the new bag. Never even sick. It was the same thing other dogs experienced, sudden onset kidney, liver failure, acute pancreatitis. He was a strong healthy 2 year old Lhasa. I still have his parents and litter mate. So the settlement that gives us 70 cents on the dollar of what we spent in vet bills is held up because of ONE woman. She's a ghost. No social media or internet trail. No lawyer. She hand wrote an appeal so we all have to wait for our checks now. Purina employee?? They are not beyond this kind of thing. Evil people. Why is the FDA so useless as to let this product continue to sicken dogs, because it is. DON'T buy products from CHINA. We know that now yet people buy it.
My 7 year old Papillon Paris contracted Pancreatitis from these treats. We did not know it at the time. We saw these treats and figured that they were better for her than little rawhide bones. Also she was very picky and absolutely loved these treats. They are somewhat expensive and they are made of chicken so we thought that it was a double bonus. She was only 7 years old and her life expectancy was 12-14 years. She was not overweight whatsoever and was a healthy happy little girl...BEFORE.
We did not connect the dots like we should have, I am so overwhelmed with guilt. Anyway shortly after we started giving her these treats she got sick. We had just lost her companion dog, Sadie, so we gave her a couple of treats a day because we chalked her behavior up to missing Sadie. Well, 2 weeks later she was inpatient at the vet with a IV. After 7 days and over $5000 in bills she passed away. It was and still is so very awful. I will never ever forget her or get passed it.
Almost lost my two yorkies. Also had a chihuahua that was sick from these treats. Both yorkies had to be hospitalized with IV fluids for a few days. Vet said it was the treats. Bloody stool. Vomiting. Just so happy they could be saved. Costly but at least I still have them. These treats are deadly.
My dog got extremely sick after eating these treats. He had runny BM and threw up for four days straight. NOT A TREAT. It is BAD BAD BAD for dogs. So if you love your dog, find a different treat.
I have been feeding my 17 pounder dog this treat for 4 years now and I could not be more satisfied with this product. The rumors of China made product of unsubstantiated illnesses among dogs with no evidence, caused this product to be pulled off the shelves at the big chain stores selling pet products. I tried every USA made chicken tenders sold ever since and my dog hates them plus they cost way more. I'm glad I found one place that still carries this product and I end up buying in bulks-- scared that I won't be able to find them again. My dog loves this product and I can't seem to be able to replace it with any other chicken jerky.
After a long day at the vet and a very large bill I realized it wasn't the boiled chicken. It was the treats that I thought were safe! My dog only eats boiled chicken so I assumed the dehydrated treats were the next best thing. She has had a bloody stool for a while but as a dog owner that doesn't go to the vet every 3 seconds I was making up a million other excuses. Hindsight the treats damn near killed her. After meds and IVs she looks better in one day than she has in 6 months. Feeling like a horrible mother and will try to protest these treats outside of Sams. If you have any more questions email me. This is real!
Recognized this BAD Purina product is a product of CHINA, known to be a source of lethal results! Yet, WALMART continues to sell!!! Purchased this item before realizing it is STILL a product of China. I will be returning to Walmart tomorrow for a refund! Buyers beware of Waggin Train and ANY products of China!!! Walmart, shame, shame, shame on you! WALMART has several lawsuits against it already because of the terrible experiences of so many consumers, over the last 5 years, so why continue to sell these dangerous "treats" at such a risk? WHY?
I gave out pieces of the Waggin Train jerky treats to several little dogs. At 3 AM I found some bloody stool. I found my tiny female Yorkshire Terrier "down" with seizure like activity and severe acute bloody diarrhea. Despite meds for vomiting, oral support and immediate SQ fluids, she died within less than an hour of when I found her... She seemed OK though perhaps a bit listless at bedtime. The jerky treat was the only thing she had out of the normal routine. You decide. I blame myself for giving them to her, I blame Purina for selling them when they know how many problems they have had. My little yorkie is dead and there is no fixing that.
Waggin Train Treats expert review by ConsumerAffairs
Waggin Train treats are made by Purina, which was established in 1894 and has headquarters in St. Louis. Waggin Train treats are chicken jerky, suitable for dogs over five pounds.
Limited ingredients: Waggin Train treats have only two or three ingredients, so consumers can easily determine the ingredients in their dog’s food.
Availability: Consumers can find Waggin Train treats at major retail chains and online. Interested customers can search for local retailers with the search tool on the company’s website.
Ingredient sources: The treats made outside of the United States use Chicken from a single supplier, and Purina owns the chicken supplier in China. The company’s website addresses its use of Chinese ingredients.
Safety: Both the Waggin Train and Purina websites have detailed information about the safety of chicken jerky products. Concerned consumers can read about the ways the company works to ensure all product safety.
Feeding guide: Customers can find guidance about how many Waggin Train treats are appropriate for their size of dog on the website.
Best for: Waggin Train treats are best for those looking for treats with limited ingredients and without artificial colors or flavors.
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