Del Monte, Milo’s face another lawsuit: Dangerous dog treats killing pets

A brush with death following a dog’s consumption of chicken jerky dog treat made in China prompted yet another class action lawsuit against the makers of Milo’s Kitchen jerky pet treats, Del Monte.

Del Monte, Kroger and King Soopers all continued to sell the dangerous Chinese-made Milo’s Kitchen  jerky dog treats despite their knowledge of hundreds of pet deaths associated with the treats, the complaint filed in federal court claims.

Previously, similar class action complaints have been filed against Del Monte (Milo’s Kitchen), Nestle-Purina (Waggin’ Train), Kroger, and Wal-Mart among other pet food companies and retailers for selling and/or importing the toxic treats from China. The treats, mainly fed to dogs, include the chicken, duck, pork, yam or combination thereof of treats imported from China. Packages may not indicate the country of origin, so consumers may be unaware that the pet treats they purchase are actually made in China, and not in the U.S.

To find out more, read the Christopher V. Langone v. Del Monte Corporation, Milo’s Kitchen LLC, Kroger Co., and King Soopers, Inc. court document here.

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  1. Dear Rhonda,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had a similar incident with Eukanuba way back when and will never by any dog food made in China, ever.

    I am also VERY thankful for this website publishing the names and types of treats that are toxic.

    Personally, I cook all of my dogs food myself VERY carefully, and then I know it’s safe. I make him: lean skinless chicken breasts, white rice, carrots, cooked in chicken broth. He has VERY bad allergies to almost all dogfood, but he loves this and it works great! I try to be very careful about what treats I buy for him.

    There is still so much to worry about though. You never get over the loss of a loved one.

    Best to you,
    Yasmin Helen


  2. On March 26-2015 I lost my Baby Tazzi. She would of been 8yrs. On 7-5-2015 She was a black Pomaranian and was ill for a total of 9 days and 3 vet Visits. We spent $1,000 on vet bills only to learn 2 hours after she passed away that she Died of Kidney failure! Our vet said the levels were Toxic! As though she had been feed Antifreeze over a long Period of time! She had been feed Beniful dog fod & Pets pride Treats from Frys ( Kroger) for Apx the past 5 yrs of her life! Devastated in Gilbert Arizona Rhonda Erdmann


  3. The symptoms that the FDA tell you to watch for if you foolishly feed your dog Chinese made chicken jerky treats are the same side effects that can occur when dogs get antibiotics. Coincidence? Maybe the FDA should look into it.



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