Last night I found myself in quite a pickle of a situation. I returned from a wonderful week in
Dehydrated poultry products have quickly become the treat of choice for many owners, but the majority of them are made in
You might remember when I committed a cardinal dog owning sin and fed Milly some dehydrated chicken strips, made in
In 2007 and 2008, there were many articles about made in
The American Veterinary Medical Association urges pet owners not to feed these poultry based treats from
I have not found much from 2009 regarding these cases, but I also have not found any conclusions regarding the issues that took place in 2007 and 2008 in my searches, but the lack of data is not going to push me into feeding my dog something made in China, I don’t care how many thousands of dogs safely eat these treats.
So now, here I am with a gift that I have no idea what to do with. At first I thought, well, I’ll Google the company, and maybe make an exception just this once, but images of Milly violently ill the last time I made an exception came to mind, and that simply is not an option. What is the proper gift receiving etiquette? Do I simply write a thank you note, and pretend like this was a great gift? Do I donate the treats to a shelter – I don’t feel comfortable putting other dogs at risk. Do I find a store that carries the same brand I was given and try to exchange them for a treat made in the