The Advantages of Quality High Protein
Treats for your Dog
Two times Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Linus Pauling
Nearly all desease can be traced to a nutritional
Most all of our treats are high protein boasting
treats, nutrition in every bite for your dog.
They provide an extremely better balance for
your dog's nutritional needs instead of starch
and carb based processed treats that are so
common these days. Look at the label, check
out the percentage of protein. All our jerkies
have very high protein content and low fat and
Simple ingredients. Most of our products are
sourced from California, Oregon, Colorado, and
Texas. They are rich in nutrients that your
dog needs and loves.
Treats that provide extra nutrition
for your dog's health needs
All of our Chicken Jerky, Beef Jerky,
Lamb are rich in protein and low in
fats and carbs. Protein helps stabilize the
blood sugar and gives your dog the energy boast
they need during the day.
and Sweet Potato Jerky and the
Potato Chews have many nutrients.
Sweet potatoes are packed with plenty of health
benefits. They offer nutrients, vitamins and
cancer-fighting antioxidants that promote canine
health. Rich in Amino Acids and boost antioxidant
activity to rid the body of free radicals, which
can help fight cancer and other harmful diseases.
They are a high fiber, heart healthy treat for
your dog. Naturally high in Beta-carotene, Vitamin
A, Vitamin C, and Potassium.
Licks are made from Chicken liver
that is known to be rich in amino acids, protein,
phosphorous, potassium, copper, and Vitamin
A & B-complex.
Licks KICKS also have Biovaplex™
made from natural egg shell membrane that contains
a complex of powerful natural compounds such
as glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid,
elastin, and collagen, to name just a few. Canine
clinical trials by veterinarians have shown
significantly increased joint mobility, so much
so, that participants requested to continue
using this breakthrough nutritional supplement
at their own expense after the study conclusion.
Do You Know the FDA Warning Signs
Our beautiful black Pomeranian, Kona, became
seriously ill in 2007 from eating chicken jerky
from China. After research, we found that both
the Federal Drug Administration and the American
Veterinary Medical Association had issued warnings
to dog owners about feeding chicken jerky products
from China. Believe it or not, most chicken
pet treat products in major chain stores and
pet stores are Made in China.
Most unsuspecting and loving dog owners have
no idea that the product they are feeding their
beloved dogs are made from foreign sources.
Many of these products are packed by an American
company and sold under their name, which is
displayed prominently on the package. However,
if you check the back label, near the bottom,
or underneath the package, you will usually
find in very small letters, these three little
words: Made in China.
Does your dog have these symptoms?
FDA Warning Signs:
* Decreased appetite, although some may continue
to eat the treats but not other food.
* Decreased activity or lethargy.
* Vomiting and diarrhea, sometimes with blood.
* Increased water drinking and urination.
(If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms
and you are feeding imported pet treats, discontinue
immediately and consult a veterinarian.) Dogs
can be wild about chicken jerky, but it's important
to find a source that is not imported and uses
USDA inspected and approved chicken with no
additives. Be sure to inspect your dog treat
packages for country of origin and ingredient
Sadly, reports continue about dogs falling
ill from chicken jerky products made in China.
Make sure your precious pet doesn't fall victim
to poisoning from foreign pet treats! To view
the warnings, see the following links:
Busting the Myth That the Pet Food
Scare From China is Over
They took care of it, right?
Remember "way back" in 2007, when
scores of companies were recalling dog and cat
food due to contamination with melamine? Melamine,
which can be toxic in high doses, was found
present in gluten imported from China, which
brings elasticity or chewiness to pet food products.
While federal testing identified the melamine,
a New York State laboratory also cited aminopterin,
a rat poison, as the possible culprit in the
pet food. Numerous FDA Warnings were issued
while the media highlighted the food recall,
including the horrifying amount of pet deaths
across the nation.
While the exact number of dog and cat deaths
is unknown, one thing is sure: the scare from
toxic pet food imported from China was real
and it increased awareness from loving dog and
cat owners all across the country about the
dangers of imported pet food.
But that was 2007, and this is now. They took
care of it, right? Read on....
Our own black Pomeranian, Kona, nearly died
in 2007 from imported chicken jerky from China.
And that's over now too, right? Think again--the
brand that made Kona ill and the others that
are imported from China still sit on pet store
and big box store shelves today. And, guess
what? Despite the FDA Warnings and the warnings
from the American Veterinary Medical Association,
the products are still selling and more importantly,
still causing illness and death in dogs.
How can that be? Is it because the price of
chicken jerky from China is cheaper and pet
owners don't think about future veterinary bills?
Is it because people don't scour the labels
on the chicken jerky treats for three tiny words,
Made in China? Is it because American companies
and pet stores still import and sell these products
to make big bucks?
After Kona nearly died from eating tainted chicken
jerky from China, we started our own company
in order to raise awareness about the dangers
of imported treats and to prevent the needless
suffering of innocent pets. Since 2008, we have
continued to receive emails and phone calls
from heartbroken pet owners about their stories.
Here's an excerpt from a customer's email we
"In 2009 we started feeding our dog
chicken jerky that was made in China. I questioned
'China' after hearing all the bad stuff about
pet foods coming from there, but we trusted
the owner of the pet shop and she said the chicken
strips were checked by the U.S. and were safe.
We bought them and gave them to our dog. But
when our dog had her yearly wellness blood screen
done, two items for kidney function were really
elevated, indicating kidney disease: B.U.N.
(blood area nitrogen- elevated numbers may indicate
kidney disease, intestinal disease, dehydration,
nutritional disease) and Creatinine (indicates
Then my sister told me about USA made
Kona's Chips. I went to their site
and found information that sounded exactly like
Coco's bad blood results. We immediately got
rid of the China-made chicken strips and ordered
Kona's Chips. Coco loved them, both the chicken
and turkey. She's been eating them daily for
a few months now and yesterday we had her yearly
blood screen done. I told my vet what we've
been thinking, that the China made chicken strips
were the problem with her two previous blood
panel results. We were anxious to see her new
blood screening results. He just called me.
Her results are all NORMAL.
Every item is within the normal ranges! He is
convinced (and it's exactly what we suspected)
that the chicken jerky from China had caused
her kidney functions to be elevated in her blood
work. He said it's very fortunate that we quit
using them when we did. Keep up the great work,
Barb - Michigan
The above email was recently received and it's
well past the 2007 pet food scare from China
recall. But they fixed that, right? It's over,
That story was just one of the many we have
received, from the heart-broken breeder whose
puppy mistakenly ate an entire package of imported
chicken jerky treats wrapped under the Christmas
tree, and died within 24 hours from kidney failure
on Christmas Day, to the darling stroller-riding
3-pound Chihuahua from Los Angeles who died
within hours of eating one tainted chicken jerky
strip from China.
News Flash: It's not over. Read your pet food
and treat labels. Check chicken jerky bags for
three tiny words: Made in China and / or Product
Follow the advice of the veterinarian who replied
to our customer when asked about chicken jerky
imported from China: "I would never feed
my dog ANYTHING that was made in China."
Fight the profit mongers who want to make the
big bucks at the expense of your pet.