Yesterday my husband and I made a long trip to Farmington which is a major city here in New Mexico. It took over 3.5 hours of travel, one way, to get there. When we finally arrived there, my husband went into a well know electronics store and to my surprise, right next to it was a Petco store.
While Howard went shopping at the electronics store I was happy to go see what Petco had as they had announced that they would no longer be selling dog/cat treats that were manufactured from China. As many of you know, Coco had end stage kidney failure and it is thought that perhaps treats from China might have played a big part in this.
I went to Petco to see if I could find some duck strips that were manufactured in the USA for Puffy. Immediately as I walked into the store there was a cart filled with duck strips and other types of treats. I picked up a package of duck strips and looked and looked for where they were manufactured at and at the very bottom, hidden in some other stuff on the label in tiny print, was MADE IN CHINA!
In all fairness to Petco, their announcement regarding to stop carrying China-made dog and cat treats was going to be done in phases with the products purged from their stores by the end of 2014. However, having just put down my beloved Coco Rose due to kidney failure I can tell you I'm disappointed that they did not pull the product NOW and stop selling them. Instead, they had the cart that was full of duck and chicken strips placed right by the front door with a reduced sell price on them. How many more pets are going to have to die?
Marilynn - Still crying tears...