- 100-Percent Usda Inspected Turkey Breast
- Slow Roasted Up To Enhance Color And Flavor
- High protein dog treat that is great as a training aid or reward
- A Tasty Healthy Treat With The Real Flavor Of Turkey
- Made In The U.S.A.
My dogs love these………
These treats made our dog violently ill; irradiated at too high a level?
However, not long after ingesting these, she became violently ill with gastrointestinal symptoms continuing for days. Non-stop diarrhea was the worst part of it. Aside from these treats, nothing else in her diet was different than usual. Her appetite is still not back to normal, and it’s been a month now. She’s listless and just doesn’t seem like herself yet, though the GI issues are OK now.
I wanted to warn people that these treats are irradiated, since the listing here on Amazon doesn’t indicate it. There’s a seal on the back of the package stating, “Treated with radiation for your safety”. Since a number of foods are irradiated for human and pet consumption and thought to be safe, I’m not sure if unsafe levels of radiation was the issue in our case, or if it was simple food poisoning.
Either way, I wish I’d known the treats were irradiated before I bought them, especially since the irradiated Orijen cat food imported to Australia in 2008 ended up being the cause of death and illness for many cats. It’s getting harder and harder to stay healthy in this world, but being forewarned of potential issues is better than lack of awareness at all. And I won’t be buying more Smokehouse USA products, regardless of what the source of our issue was.
(See article re: feline deaths/illnesses from Orijen cat food irradiated at entry into Australia (2008), here:[…]