Purina Waggin' Train treats

UPDATE 6/2/2014: Nestle Purina and Waggin’ Train have agreed to settle three class action lawsuits alleging their jerky treats made in China have caused pets to get sick and/or die. The companies have agreed to create a $6.5 million settlement fund to compensate Class Members who believe their pets were harmed by the jerky treats. Click here for more information: http://www.topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/29223-waggin-train-purina-settle-jerky-treat-class-action-lawsuits/

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UPDATE 3: An appeal to the dog treat class action settlement was dismissed on Dec. 10, 2015, meaning that checks may soon be mailed to Class Members who filed valid claims.

UPDATE 4: On Mar. 21, 2016, Top Class Actions readers started receiving checks in the mail from this class action settlement worth as much as $300.

A grieving pet owner has filed a $5 million class action lawsuit against Nestle Purina and Wal-Mart, claiming his dog died after eating Waggin’ Train “Yam Good” dog treats.

Dennis Adkins claims in the Nestle Purina class action lawsuit that he purchased the Waggin’ Train brand treats from Wal-Mart in March and fed the chicken jerky treats, which are made in China, to his 9-year-old Pomeranian. After three days of eating the treats, his dog became sick. She later died of kidney failure 11 days later.

“Waggin’ Train has spent millions of dollars in promoting trust and confidence among consumers in its pet food products,” Adkins says in the class action lawsuit. “The product was not wholesome, was not nutritious and was unhealthy.”

Adkins says he didn’t give the dog more than the recommended one treat per day, and that, other than feeding her the treats, he didn’t change her diet. He also says his other dog did not eat the treats and did not get sick.

This is not the first time that Chinese-made chicken jerky treats have come under fire.

The Food and Drug Administration has been investigating a possible link between dog illnesses and chicken jerky treats made in China since 2007, and has urged pet owners to use caution when feeding dogs these products.

The latest warning came last November when the agency warned consumers that some pet owners and veterinarians have reported cases involving dogs falling ill after eating Chinese-made chicken jerky treats. While most dogs have recovered, some deaths have been reported.

According to the FDA’s website, the illness affects the kidneys, and symptoms include decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea and increased water consumption and urination.

None of the products were recalled, and no specific brands were mentioned in the FDA warning.

In light of these repeated FDA warnings, Adkins says Nestle Purina and Wal-Mart knew that the dog treats posed a substantial health-risk to pets yet still manufactured and sold them. He alleges Nestle Purina knew of more than 500 cases of pets falling ill after consuming chicken jerky treats imported from China.

“Thousands of persons purchased the dog treats at issue, and hundreds of dogs died as a result,” Adkins says in the class action lawsuit.

He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for a proposed class of anyone who bought Nestle Purina or Waggin’ Train-brand dog treats containing chicken imported from China in the past four years, and a sub-class of those who made the purchases from Wal-Mart.

The seven-count class action lawsuit claims breach of warranty, unjust enrichment, negligence, product liability and failure to warn.

The Purina Waggin’ Train Chicken Dog Treat Class Action Lawsuit case is Adkins v. Nestle Purina Petcare Co., Case No. 12-cv-2871, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago.

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  • Anonymous April 30, 2012

    Oh my gosh, I fed my puppy those treats not too long before he got sick. I was told it was probably parvo, but none of my other animals had gotten sick. I wondered why, but it had to been because of those treats.. goodness.. this is awful.

  • Anonymous April 30, 2012

    I fed Waggin Train chicken jerky to my dog for over a year purchased from Walmart. Makes me furious they are continuing to sell them knowing it’s making dogs sick.

  • Anonymous May 1, 2012

    I noticed everytime I fed my Peanut those treats he would get sick. I always thought he was eating them to fast, He would throw up and stool would be soft. He’s fine but I will never feed those treats to him again!!!

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  • Anonymous May 3, 2012

    I fed my two toy poodles these treats and they loved them. After a a few months my female became very ill (3/9/2012) )and the vet said it was kidney failure. Four weeks later, my male became very ill and I received the same diagnosis. My little male died yesterday (5/1/2012))!! The female is still being treated. Had I seen the symptoms in the male earlier he may have survived! My husband and I are heartbroken to have trusted and American company and never checked for the “made in China” label. If only we had known then what we know now!

  • Anonymous May 3, 2012

    My female Lahsa Apso died of kidney failure after eating Waggin Train Chickn Bisquits. She had 2 treats on Friday and 2 on Saturday, by Sat night she was not feeling well. Sunday she was throwing up and would not eat.. Monday (5-1-12) took her to the Vet and her kidney labs were very high. She died Tuesday after having a seizure.
    Now, my male Lahsa is not feeling well.
    They do not care about our pets, just profits!!!!!!

  • Anonymous May 15, 2012

    Why do we still trust any foods of any kind, whether pet treats, pet food or human food, that come from China. They have repeatedly done sub-standard work. Lead in paint on toys that were recalled, dog treats causing kidney failure, haddock with very high mercury content, etc., etc. That’s what happens when people get greedy, instead of keeping everything “Made in America” they ship work to China to be done cheap at the expense of the American People. Just how much more will it take to make people wake up?? I am not buying anything anymore if it’s not Made in America.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2012

    I also gave the chicken treats to my dogs they loved them but they would throw up and have the soft stool got them at walmart never gave it to them anymore sorry to here about all your baby’s i know how hard it is to loose them

  • Anonymous May 18, 2012

    Since reading this article about these pet treats, I started checking every treat for where it was made. Almost all of them are made in China or Vietnam. It is known by every brand names and prices. I went to a private pet store that sells natural pet foods. They had a jerky (about 8 pieces for 7.95). I looked at the label and did not find a China. I ask the clerk if they had any treats from foreign countries. he said NO. When I got home I looked at the package again and in tiny letters, there was “made inChina”. Pet food Companies are killing our pets for as much $ they can. We need to boycott them and write our congress about laws.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2012

    Also, we need main stream media to exspose this to the population. Every one I tell says ” Oh I buy the expensive American pet food.” I said just check where they come from. China.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2012

    my dog got ill had bladder issues thankfully i think we stopped giving those treats in time I am hoping but it might shorten her life :()

  • Anonymous May 20, 2012

    This last wednsday evening I fed my dog Harry, a 2yrold 20 pound wiener dog 1 WAGGIN TRAIN brand called FIDDLESTIX.They are wrapped in chicken jerky.24 hours later he was showing signs simular to Parvo.He took his last breath in my arms at 5:45 am mst this morning.I still have the unused treats and a piece of poo to be tested when the vet opens tomarrow.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2012

    We found these new treats when we moved to Oklahoma, and I tend to spoil my wifes puppies. I have purchased all Waggin Train products. We currently have one female dachshund that is very ill, have lost three of our puppies in the last year. Just the other day we put our boys in their boxes when we went to town, and we gave them the little Waggin Train Steak treats, guess what the main ingredient is CHICKEN, and now one of them is vomiting profusely. We expect to lose her within the month. I am angry

  • Anonymous May 25, 2012

    I urge all pet owners to read the labels. Blue Dog Bakery is ok (but they are cookies). Also, contact your local t.v. stations and newspapers…I did and they are going to do a story. The FDA and Nestle Purina have done a great job keeping this quiet. As for pet food, order from on line companies that make the food themselves..i.e. Smart Pak or Nat. Pet Pharmacy. But the best thing to do is to READ THE LABELS…use as much caution with your pets and you would with your children. My sister lost her mini doxie to these treats (luckily her male diddn’t like them) so I know the pain you folks are going through…please accept my deepest sympathies. Our Labradoodle is poultry allergic so she hasn’t had these treats but I just tossed the Milo Treats too (made in China) and some Purina cookies.

  • Anonymous June 18, 2012

    My Dashund had to be put to sleep this week because his kidneys had shut down. He had eaten Waggin Train treats for several months until we heard about them being bad for the dogs.

  • Anonymous June 19, 2012

    Our beloved 5 year old terrier had feel ill on New years day 1/1/12 — What a way to start the year — We had bought him some of the Waggin Train Chicken Jerky and the Sweet potato – also the Milo’s Kitchen treats in Dec — We took him to the vet on 1/2/12 and found out that it was his kidney’s failing — and he was failing fast – not eating or drinking and losing weight fast- We loved for the rest week and then put him down on 1/7/12. I couldn’t let him hurt anymore. Vet said they didn’t know what cause the kidney failure. Now after hearing these stories of the treats being bad I feel pretty sure that is what caused it. And to think he really enjoyed those treats …now I think they killed him. –so sad :(

  • Anonymous June 27, 2012

    My sweet 8yo German Shepherd became violently ill after eating just TWO Waggin’ Train Jerky Tenders made in China and DIED five days later.

    IF YOU HAVE LOST A PET THIS WAY FILE A CLAIM WITH THE FDA! The numbers of claims filed has almost doubled since the FDA began investigating this product.

    As people become more informed the number of claims goes up.

    The more claims filed, the better chance we have of getting this poison off the market. Copy and paste this link into your browser and file a claim.


    We are their ONLY voice.

  • Anonymous July 17, 2012

    My dog too became sick … I kept the Waggin Train package in my freezer because I knew it was the “treats” that made her sick … she is better now … but, I want the treats to be tested … arsenic or something else triggers the kidneys to work double time, and to eventually shut-down … I am hoping others kept their bags too …

  • Anonymous July 20, 2012

    I was feeding my dogs wagon train chicken jerky and they loved it. They both received a clean bill of health in September 2011, but by November my female poodle, yorkshire mix started loosing some weight. By December she became very wasted looking, we took her to the vet and they said she had kidney failure. Her litter mate male that we also had, was not showing signs of the illness. After taking her to the vet and trying to save her life, she died 8 days later. It is still very painful for all of us. When I heard about the treats we immediately took them off of them and I now look at the labels but sometimes it is still confusing as to where the treats are actually produced. We have always taken good care of our pets as if they were our children and it is very heartbreaking to loose one.

  • Anonymous July 23, 2012

    These treats killed three of my dogs, 2 rescue greyhounds, and a rescue lab pup. This is the only thing all dogs had in common. I had an autopsy done on one of my greyhounds and it was renal failure, blood levels in the other two were over the sky limits. FDA did have recalls in 2007 and 2008 but denied it so I told them where to go on their own site to read it. Walmart, Petsmart and Sams Club along with Costco still sell these killers. Folks need to wise up on this, If you think it is heartbreaking to lose one dog, try three, two of them two days apart and the other a month later. Thousands of dollars in vet bills and nothing could save them. Waggin Train, Canyon Creek all your treats are made in China, folks when you buy chicken treats insist it is made in the USA. I want to join this class action suit, but do not know if it is still going. I will never get over what these treats did to my babies.

  • Anonymous July 31, 2012

    I fed my little yorkie poo these Waggin Train Treats for over a year. She started vomiting and I didn’t know why. She drank all the time and urinated all the time. I heard about the problem with the treats on the news and I immediately stopped giving my dog the treats and she stopped vomiting and the other symtoms. I was so mad that a company would let me purchase something that was dangerous to my pet. They are like children to us and we don’t want to lose them or have them get sick. I would join the lawsuit if I knew how to reach someone or if I still could. This is horrible.

  • Anonymous August 6, 2012

    My 2 year old Cockapoo ate Milo’s jerky treats and Waggin trail jerky treats. He got very sick, first he was throwing up terribly then the watery stools came. Then he was arched up in pain he couldn’t move. We brought him to vet right away, They kept asking if he was poisoned or ate toxic material. We said he had jerky treats night before. Our poor dogs liver shut down and made him turn yellow. his pancreas was double in size so was his gallbladder. His organs were failing . We told the vet save him. Our pup stayed in a Vet Hospital for over a week on IV:s and constant medication. Specially for his pain. He was near death but with the fantastic 24 hour care he got he pulled threw. I cost us thousands in vet bills. Now I read other dogs died and suffered after eating the treats. This all happened in May/ 2012. I would like in on this law suit. Take those treats off the shelves !!!

  • Anonymous August 14, 2012

    I now wonder if thats why my english mastiff got sick and I had to put him down. I want in on this suit too.

  • Anonymous August 15, 2012

    I was lucky, I only feed my dogs Bill-Jack treats and Bill-Jack dog food, made in the USA. Boo-boo died after 18yrs and 9 months, pretty long for a 90 lbs mutt. I’m sorry for all of you who’s dog got sick or death. Make them pay in cash because you have already paid in tears. Dog bless u all.

  • Anonymous August 17, 2012

    My italian greyhound got really sick: pain all over, lack of energy, excessive urination, dehydrated, test result with vet? high protein levels. Bought the treats at TARGET who will not remove them from the shelves. Waggin Train and FDA are not doing enough. HOW MANY DOGS HAVE TO DIE? The bottom line? GREED is killing not only our beloved pets but also our economy. SAY NO TO CHINA and to the companies that sell China made products.

  • Anonymous August 20, 2012

    I just lost my 4 lb. Pomeranian to kidney failure. She loved the Waggin Train chicken jerky treats. I thought I was doing something good for my dog because it was something she liked so much. How many more innocent animals need to die before these products are finally taken off the shelves?

  • Anonymous August 27, 2012

    My beloved Poe – a Yorkshire Terrier – was 4 years old when he died of massive kidney failure in less than 24 hours from eating Waggin Train Treats. It was horrible. Vomit all over, bloody diarrhea, very traumatic for my whole family. The expense incurred from vet bills and funeral cremation for our beloved pet was nothing compared to the heartache of watching him suffer and the eventual loss from “making him so happy and feeding him a treat.”

  • Anonymous September 6, 2012

    My Dog used to crave these. Then I found out it had the green circle which means it is radiated for preserving. I quit feeding these products to my dog years ago and I am glad I did. You might want to read about it so you know what the circle looks like. http://www.purelypetcare.com/irradiation-radura-symbol-in-pet-foods/

  • Anonymous September 7, 2012

    You know we are an odd lot we humans…we love our pets, our dogs and our cats and we try to take as good a care as we can of them but isn’t it strange that when a large number of our furry friends start dying from an unknown cause no one knows about it until someone sues, case in point the dry dog food recall, this food was manufactured in China and several thousand dogs died from this product but it was not recalled until someone sued, pets had been dying since 2005 and the recall happened in 2010-2011. Now dogs are dying again, this time from Purina Waggin’ Train Chicken Jerky dog treats, again made in China, again since 2007, no one knew until 2012 because someone decided to sue Purina and Walmart for the death of their pet. When will we learn that as soon as a pet has kidney problems, especially a young one, look into the food and make a big stink about it. Don’t let the pet food manufactures get away with this.

  • Anonymous September 17, 2012

    I have just lost my second dog to kidney failure in 6 months. They both loved the chicken tenders made by Waggin Train. When I heard about the problem with them I quit feeding them. I quit in Dec. and in Feb. my beagle died of kidney failure. 6 months later my cocker was losing weight and blood test showed end stage kidney disease. she died in my arms 5 days later. The damage was done months ago even though I quit buying them. My other 2 dogs are being monitored monthly. If you ever fed them, I urge you to have your dog tested. Symptoms do not typically appear until 75% of function is gone.

  • Anonymous September 18, 2012

    Waggin Train chicken jerky treats were my two greyhounds and my little lab rescues favorite treat. They are all “Dead” The two greyhounds two days apart and the little lab 3 months later, If only I knew! All three died of renal failure and I had an autopsy done on one of them to be sure it was in fact renal. All three dogs renal counts went through the roof. If you have any of these treats, toss em and do not give them to your pets. The greyhounds ate them for five years and the pup for less than one. This was so very costly, thousands of dollars trying to save them all, but to no avail. Trust me, toss em!! It was the only treat they all ate in common.

  • Anonymous September 19, 2012

    I had fed these to my dog & she just kept loosing weight wouldn’t eat much of her food or drink water then vomit it all back up. She was sleeping all the time had a fever and never wanted to play. All this time I thought it was her dog food, changed the type of food started adding water to her food gave her cephalexin per her Dr. after about 6 months she is just starting to get back to herself. Thank You for all your coments and sorry for all your losses. I will take Lilly to the vet and have her tested I have already had my other 2 dogs die and they both had been fed these treats. I am very angry that these treats are still being sold and this company needs to pay!

  • Anonymous September 23, 2012

    On 9/20/2012, I gave my dog Biscuit a Waggin Train chicken jerky tender treat and during the night she urinated on the floor, which she never does, and also at the door when I was letting her out for the morning. I also noticed that she was unusually thirsty. The next day she defecated on the floor and again urinated at the door. As the day progressed she became increasingly lethargic and listless; she didn’t want to walk or move about, she just sat around. I noticed that her stomach was bloated and tight and she seemed to be in pain and didn’t want to be touched; her anal area was swollen as well and she had a vaginal secretion with a very strong odor. I scheduled an appt. with her vet for the next morning. That evening she began vomiting constantly and when she drank water it came right back up; her breathing became labored, she began shivering and was glassy eyed. At bed time she defecated once again, without even attempting to go outside. I took her out to see if she would urinate and she seemed to be wanting to squat but couldn’t and she just stood still; so I carried her in and took her to the ER at approx. 3:00am (PT) on 9/22, and they ran a blood panel, did x-rays and an ultrasound of her abdomen. All test came back negative. The Dr. said she clearly was ill but he couldn’t really determine the cause. However, he did detect traces of what appeared to be an abdominal and vaginal infection in her blood panel. She was diagnosed with and treated for a bacterial infection; she was administered an Ampicillin injection, fluids, anti-nausea medication and prescribed Clavamox drops for 7 days. When I got her home it was as if she had no strength at all. I put her to bed and she stayed in the same position the entire night; she urinated on herself but didn’t move. I turned her over to clean her up and she yelped and vomited water but didn’t even lift her head from that. She hasn’t moved at all and when I lift her, her body seems totally limp. It is now 12:07am (PT) on 9/23/2012 and her state hadn’t changed and she was beginning to convulse frequently. Biscuit began violently convulsing at about 2:30am (PT) on 9/23/2012, so I rushed her to the ER where she went into cardiac arrest and died at approx. 4:00am. Her vet determined the cause of death to be kidney failure resulting from high levels of metal debris found in the Jerky treats that settled in her kidneys and caused them to fail. She said there was no other explanation for such a rapid decline in her health less than 72 hours of consuming the treat.

  • Anonymous October 2, 2012

    I bought a bag of Wagon Train Chicken Jerky treats at Sam’s Club in Hagerstown, Md for my dogs. I ususally never have any extra money so they don’t normally get treats. Since I had a few dollars extra that day I was at Sam’s Club I decideded to buy treats for my guys. I THOUGHT I was doing something special for them. Well, I fed them pieces of the treats, very sparingly (because I wanted them to last since I normally can’t buy them treats). All of my animals are caged when we are not home…including my cats. I had set the bag of Chicken treats on top of the food bin that was on the large dog crate that I use to crate my cats when we are not at home. Somehow, the cats got to the bag of treats. My Cora was the only one of my cats that likes to chew plastic. Well, I came home and she had been eating the treats….chewed her way through the bag. She died less than a day later. I didn’t have an autopsy done on her because I just figured that she was old and had just passed away. I took her to the pet creatorium and had her cremated (this was in July 2012). I still have not completely paid for the cremation services ($172.00) but she has already been cremated. I wish I knew then, what I know now! I have no doubt that it was those damn “treats” that caused her death. She was in perfect health and an indoor only cat her entire life! My dogs would tend to get sick bellies for a while….I’m thinking that it could have been from the treats also. I just never connected the two. I feel HORRIBLE, even though I had no way of knowing! I hope those people rot for what they have allowed to happen to so many good animals….and what they are STILL allowing to happen! SHAME ON THEM! It may be an “American owned company”….but the treats are “Made in China!” I wish I could get in on the lawsuit as well….but I have no way to prove that it was the treats since she was cremated….

  • Anonymous November 9, 2012

    I am as outraged as you that this product is still on store shelves. However, I found out too late. My beautiful German Shepherd, Heidi, perished on May 28, 2012 as a result of eating two pieces of Waggin’ Train Jerky Tenders.

    I launched a campaign to get these products off store shelves, coincidentally on the same date you wrote this article (September 5, 2012). Thank you for your efforts in spreading the message and warning the public about the dangers of jerky pet treats.

    You can read Heidi’s story and join over 69,000 supporters here >>>


  • Aaron R January 7, 2013

    My dog willy a retired seeing eye dog, passed away last week and they told me he has kidney failure, A total shock to me.. He was having bouts of bloody diarrhea, and vomiting, the vet asked me if he ate something toxic, Well I can’t believe that the treats I was giving him, was killing me.. Now he is gone.. He was my child,, I hopeless and sadness and I feel guilty.. the worst part is I trust dog food/treat makers.. Now I make my other dog human food, I can’t go through this again… I want justice for my dog.. Waggin Tails pull your items, from the shelf.. Every time I go to the store, I leave a note with my dogs picture next to waggin tails and tell the customer,, If you love your pet don’t buy waggin tails….

  • Aaron R January 7, 2013

    Sorry I was in tears as I wrote my comment… and didn’t proof read it… I’m sad and angry….

  • linda cioletti January 10, 2013

    Oh wow my japennese chin loves the the chicken sticks for a very long time I haVe been giving them to him I had no idea of all of this going on he is fine no problems but I STOPPED buying them because we could not purchase them in the store recently and this is the story the guy in the store said its the quality of the chicken sick called FIDDLESTIK wrapped in chicken .I heard about the chicken JERKY quit awhile back but nothing of the CHICKEN STIX itself he begged us constantly for them he loved them well guess what folks NO MORE CHICKEN STIX FOR HIM !! I am not going to chance that happening . I just hope he is alright to this point he is not sick or they did not make him sick I’m just hoping it is something that is not built in his body now and he stays healthy GEES!! NO MORE SNACKS FOR HIM FROM CHINA I give him fresh pumkin out of the can I spread it on a cookie sheet and freeze it take it out and crack it up an put it in a bag an keep it froze and give that to him for a snack . he loves it !

  • Jennifer January 11, 2013

    I have been feeding these for years. I have a dog with Kidney Failure/disease and I have to administer fluids under her skin each night. These things are killing my dog and I want them to pay me back the thousands of dollars I have spent. The package says “wholesome” my butt! Shame on you Waggin’ Tail for killing our beloved pets. I truly believe that you all will be held accountable and I for one will help bring you down. My vet has been told to keep everything on my dog and there is a paper trail.

  • William January 13, 2013

    Finally removed from market. How do I get info on this suit? Autoimmune disease at 9. Just to young for a pom.

  • Gretchen Kunze January 15, 2013

    I hope I am finding this out soon enough, but after spending $1500+ on vet bills. First problem was bladder infection, then another one, then throwing up. Tomorrow I am going to go to the vet to have kidneys checked. I am also going to report to FDA, even though it is so much information to provide. Only found out about the recall from a friend on Facebook. Need to spread the word.

  • Eileen Broderick January 18, 2013

    I have fed my two dogs Lola and Luke Wagon Train for about 6 months now… Lola became very ill last week. After $295 dollars vet bill she was diagnosed with a gastro problem. I thought for sure she had bloat because that’s how she was acting. Thank goodness she seems okay now. Luke, well he has a lead lined stomach, he seems quite alright. But I will keep my eye on them more closely for the next couple of weeks.

  • Thomas January 19, 2013

    I thank you people really need to check your self before blaming this on wagon train. I have been feeding 3 dogs of mine for pass 8 years these chicken treats and there just fine. How are you going to say there treats are causing dog death when its unproven in not only the USA but the whole world. There a world wide company you would thank if dogs where dying it would be dogs from other country also. Just because someone was trying to cash in doesn’t mean everyone els should follow I mean everything on here has nothing to do with the main illness clams. Heres a real life story I know these people who are vegetarian and so they made there dog one its so sad, but anyways there I want to say 5 year old dog ate some hamburger once when it got lose after going over to a neighbors bbq. The dog almost died from eating meat due to the fact it had never had any in its life. The same can be said with seafood or candy. So next time your dog gets sick O iI don’t know ask your self has it had anything its not suppose, has it been acting funny before you gave it the treats, or is it old or been around sick animals. By the way when my lab was a puppy I never fed it wagon train and it got sick from getting into the trash, eating dirt, eating poop, and being too hyper.

  • sheryl February 8, 2013

    my dog biscuit died right before christmas it was horrible to see him progress so quickly from less active to laying around morning came he had lost all fuctions bowels urinating couldnt stand unbelieveable how he must of suffered he was my baby boy cocker spaniel 7 yrs old no warning within 24 hrs he was gone

  • Tim Mullins February 18, 2013

    Well we have 2 poms and we had been buying these Wagon train treats n we even got coupons from the company for money off on the packs…and I went to buy them at Wal-mart and the employee had a buch od huge boxes opening these treats the chicken jerky like we bought and was stocking the shelf so I proceed to checkout and cashier said oh we can’t let you have these I said well no I was gonna buy them she said you can;t for some reason its telling not for sale maybe a recall I said well you better re-call that employee he is stocking them shelves back there they passed it off like well when he reads his email he will get it …huh I said well he may not read that till late n how many people may have bought some before you even caught it? I said if something happens to my dog I will come in here and go all hitler on you people cause my poms are my kids and if u know theres a recall why let that employee continue stocking shelves when you can stop him doing useless work! Well get my point they were no more concern’d bout me npr my pets but gholly they have it cause my dogs did vomit and have loose stools luckily I had antibiotics from the vet to give them wondering what was going on cause other then them treat they are fed kibbles n bits dog food…so I am really upset and a friend told me bout this on fcbk and its awful…!

  • Tim Mullins February 18, 2013

    well we went thru same thing we bought the wagon train jerky treats all the time company even sent us coupons to use we bought so many. Our poms got to vomitting n loose stools and spitting there water back up n laying lifeless and just wanting to sleep alot n once a friend told me about this and before this I went to Walmart in Cambridge oh. to purchase some the employee was opening up huge boxes n out on shelf he stockd them got up to register then cashier rang it up said hum we cant sale you this must be recall I said well you better recall that employee to box them back up he has out n other people purchasing them too..wonder how many got by with them she said well he will ck his email I said how often he do that. It maybe a lil late for him n you guys cause if something happens to my dogs I will come n go all Hitler on you people I got sick and worried they had been vomitting, loose stools n all laying around lifeless..so they need sued for this is not the first time from what I’m reading on here…..

  • elaine postreich February 23, 2013

    i want to sue them cause of my dog died in 2 weeks time sick cancer and bleeding of his kinneys he would followme every where i go and if he knew i was in the house he open the door to come in with me just lay when i took to the vets it was so so sad he was a good dog he never complain of being sick he had hard tim to go to bath room when he did it would be black when he pee it was blood dr advised us to put him to sleep so he wouldnt suffer any more he was a very good dog he would even talk back to you he loved his daddy to every morning he jump up to couch and give kisses to him . he is so so missed we still cry. please help us they cant get away from this they should of never been sold and brody love them treets every time go to bathroom he was rewared he never let us know what it was doing to him untill to late .he was our baby we stop our other broulder collie she had to get pills to help her kinneys so far she is ok but our baby gone he was only 9 years old please help 724 352 0686 is our #

  • Shirley Harris March 5, 2013

    We just lost our precius Schnauzer “Holly” on Feb. 19th 2013. We fed her only the best food and she has been eating the Jeerky Treats for a few years, which we thought was safe. she got 1 or 2 a day and loved them. She was in perfect health, then started with diareaha then vomiting. she got really sick on sunday nite throwing up constantly , took her to emergency vet, they did blood work and gave her meds for pain and throwing up. nxt day we took her to our reg. vet . They did exrays and found out everything was perfect, on her BUT she had a huge mass on her colon, long story short, she only was with us maybe 10 days after that.I am beside myself, this dog was my life

  • Patty scott March 14, 2013

    his breaks my heart I have rescued five dogs I worked with animals for 20 years. I have some many dogs get deathly sick after eating these treats with out knowing why now I see why I also would give my dogs the chicken strips and did not understand why they would vomit,become sluggish and not hem self. I begged my boss to pull all treats from china and other tainted products he refused money was more of a motivater then saving his customers dogs life disgusted.I would like to be apart of this class action lawsuit it means a lot to me to boycott things not made in USA.I cried every time I see someone lose the family member do to negligence of greed for money.

  • Amelia Patterson March 18, 2013

    I to am heart broken and I feel a total loss. My 8 year old Pomerania was my baby boy. He loved the waggin train jerky treats, the PB& J biscuit treats, the sweet potatoe wrap jerky treats. I would have never given them to him had I known they would cause my baby boy to leave me. He’d had these treats for years and I felt safe with them because he loved them. Thanksgiving Day 2012, he woke up lethargic, and could seem to shake it. I was taking him outside and he fell over and couldn’t get up. I rushed him to an after hours weekend vet and they told me he had a dislocated disk. I got meds for him but didn’t start him I waited until the next day and we went to his regular vet. He told me he would start him on meds and he got the meds the other vet gave me and I gave him those meds he started to walk a little better. After a week he was okay, and started eating again. I continued his treats and he started getting lethargic, he was not active anymore he barely moved. He started to throw up and was losing control of his bodily functions I took him back to his vet to find out about the throwing up and the weakness he was seeming to have and they did blood work and found out he had pancreatitis. I was devastated and within 24 hours Christmas 2012, my baby was dead. I can’t bring him back but those that did wrong distributing treats that would harm my baby or anybody else’s baby deserves to be prosecuted by any means necessary. I am now letting anyone I know with sick pets to check their lists of treats to see if they had or still have treats. And report this too.

  • Denise Taylor April 12, 2013

    My adorable Chesapeake Bay Retriever pasted 04/04/2013, she was eight. I was in CA celebrating my Granddaughters Birthday’s early March. My sister comes to the house to care for Chessie when I am away. She noticed how lathargic she was. I remembered the last time I went to Wal Mart to buy Waggin Train the shelve was totally empty, went to another store same thing. March 21st I took Chess to the Dr. I lost her 14 days later. Chessie would not come in the house, she laid out on the cold ground. She had never done that ,Dog house or inside. I took her with me in the car, she could not stop panting, as if it were a hot summer day. From Easter Sunday to Thursday she must have gained 10 lbs all water,her front legs had doubled. As I sat on the ground with her crying she gave me a lick on the hand to console me, all the while her tail gently wagging. I have cried at work , in the car, on the phone, I lost a piece of my soul. My family members all cried, we will never forget our Chessie…no amount of moni can replace the unconditionale LOVE she gave to all our Family….pictures on facebook Denise Taylor

  • Fannie Orfield April 16, 2013

    I just lost My Atlas last week. He too was given the wagontail chicken treats. He became very ill afterwards ( fever 104 and vomiting iron count was low ) and I rushed him to the vets. She knew or heard something about it but couldn’t say much about it. Right after that, he started his head shakes. In Jan.2013 he started grandma seizures. His seizures finally took him last Wednesday. He was only 10 months old. I got mine at Dollar store with coupon on it. Duck and chicken flavor. R.I.P Atlas Mommy loves you!!!! :'((

  • Tom Moore April 18, 2013

    My 2 yr old German Shepard Nika has just in the last couple days started urinating on the carpet and having problems urinating outside. Please don’t be what I think it may be. I fed these to her often for her first year and a half. She had as many as 4 or 5 a day. More than what the bag said to give, but I thought being an 85lb dog that she could have a few more. I used them in training her. Feeling sick to my stomach now.

  • Sue Founds April 19, 2013

    Our dog, Indigo, received the treats in November as an early xmas gift. She began having seizures soon there after. I had no idea that these treats were poisonous. She has continued to have seizures. I know that this is what is causing the problem. How do we sue these bastards? She will probably continue to have seizures forever. She has them in bouts of 7 a day, and up to 9. She is now on prednisone and hopefully we will be able to combat this. They are evil.

  • Patricia Bonnevie October 7, 2013

    Our Min-PIn developed Fanconi syndrome from the wagon train chicken jerky treats, its been 1 year now and she still has to go to the Vet every three months to get tested a urine test($250.00 per test) She still has it syndrome but it is controlled, for now. Our medical bills are over $3000.00

  • jackie October 16, 2013

    My dog joe received the treats in early november. he begain having sezures.I had no idea that these treats were poison.I have spent over 3500.00 on vet visit. THESE PEOPLE ARE VERY,VERY EVIL !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anna Marie Petalino October 17, 2013

    I’ve fed my dog these for a while,then he began itching, I stopped giving them to him it took a long time but he seems ok noe. Keeping my fingers crossed

  • Brenda Martin October 21, 2013

    Stop feeding these treats when I saw the law suit

  • Helen Trimble October 21, 2013

    I gave them to my dog and he bled from the rectum and was violently ill. He had to go to the Vet and take antiobiotics. It took him a few weeks to recover.

  • Laura Pometto October 21, 2013

    I just lost my Frasier (yorkshire terrior) 6/17/13 with exactly the same problems. Within 10 days of his first symptoms, he was at the vet daily, then hospitalized and continued getting worse. Did EVERYTHING we could to help him, spent thousands for them to help him, only to lose my baby boy. The pain for me isn’t getting any easier with time… I miss him with everything in me…

  • jason pierce October 21, 2013

    i also lost my dog of a ruptured kidney and she was eating these treats I had no idea this is what did it it was very painfull to watch her die

  • Rhonda M Juneau October 21, 2013

    I would like to be included in this Class Action Suit.

  • Albert Angelilli October 21, 2013

    how do I sign up. or get involved with this Lawsuit? I am still battling kidney problems with my jack Russell. it was to the point of only eating waggin train chicken jerkey treats from Sam’s and Wal-Mart when his kidneys shut down.

  • Valerie Greathouse October 21, 2013

    Our dog Belle eat the chicken jerkey treats and we had to alot of Vet bills, they changes for food and put her on special diet. She had the put in the hospital several times. She was so sick and her eyes would row back in her head, she was so weak. We watch and read every label before given her any food. She is alike today, but it cost my family alot of money. I would like to be part of a class action lawsuit. Thanks. valerie Greathouse

  • Jose Cano October 21, 2013

    When I decided to upgrade Tiger’s food from a puppy to an adult food it was wonderful to give him a name brand food, instead of a cheap generic brand. All was wonderful until he passed away. No symptoms, he just did not wake up. We buried him in the front yard. The changing of his food was my major mistake and poor Tiger’s demise. No more major brand name food for my pets. No money can replace my Tiger, my pal. Someone should pay for a decision that should not have been made. Thanks for reading my sad posting. Joe Cano

  • Gloria October 21, 2013

    My Pomeranian got sick from eating Waggin ‘ Train chicken dog treat for 2 days, died within a week.

  • Gloria Black October 21, 2013

    My dog, Lola loved all of the Waggin Train treats. She would have diarrhea and throw up numerous of times. When my daughter ask me not to give it to her because they cause harm, I stopped buying them. I then gave her the Milo treats. Lola ended up dying in March, 2013 of cancer. She was only 4 years at the time. I truly miss her.

  • Joey Mooney October 21, 2013

    I would like to be included in this suit.

  • Teneka Ray October 21, 2013

    Omg my dog died after I fed him this

  • Doug devries October 21, 2013

    My dog was sick for a few days and now I know why

  • Anita Carr October 22, 2013

    I would like to be included in tis lawsuit my dog got sick.

  • Patricia Whaley October 22, 2013

    My poodle died…”! Please to anyone who has a pet!
    Do not feed this garbage to your dog!
    I had no idea why my shitzu would not eat this. And he is still living,
    He never liked it.

  • nadja cruz October 22, 2013

    No one believed these are what was causing my dog to have bloody stools and vomiting

  • Tinaguzman October 23, 2013

    Sign us up

  • Jeff Palmer October 23, 2013

    You are more than welcome to use me to help with your lawsuit… We lost our Maddy almost 2 years ago from Kidney failure… She used to love the Wagon Train Chicken Jerky and we bought the big bags from Sam’s Club… When she was 2 years old we got a sibling for her a Yellow Lab… She also liked them… Both girls got abnormally high PLK Liver values and we suspended all of their treats… Maddy continued to have issues predominantly UTI’s due to abnormal Kidney levels… 4 years ago, her age 6 was her first Kidney Infection… Went a full year with constant testing and diet restriction then another severe event. Got her in to the University of Georgia Vet Center and went through a week of testing and getting her good enough to come home. Since Kidney’s don’t heal she was in stage 3 into Stage 4 Kidney Disease until we finally determined that her good days were not enough any more and decided it was time on January 23rd 2012… She was 8 years 3 months…

    I’ll spare you all of the details, but $24,000 in Vet bills over 2 years I have a hell of a document trail…

    Vomiting and loose stools were very common when she was younger and we were using these treats and as a first time pet owner, we were unaware that we were poisoning our little girl with these things…

    I wish you all the best and I may be contacted at the e-mail that was required….

    Have a great day

  • noel borensztejn October 23, 2013

    please include me in the class action suit
    two years ago after i give my dog the waging tail chicken treat bought in walmart “i still have the bag” she feel ill from kidney failure , i suspected the treat to be responsible for her condition,i look up info about this treat and found out that over 50.000 dog died ,after eating these treats, and had been reported to the us government office.
    i called waging tail and let them know that there treat were more likely the cause of the kidney failure,i filed a claim with them and they give me a claim number,but they never follow up with me.
    after extensive health care my girl past away in march, so please make sure you include me in your lawsuit,you can use any of the information i posted here if you need it in your class action suit .
    thank you for listening .

  • noel borensztejn October 23, 2013

    BEWARE !!!

  • diana October 23, 2013

    august 25 2012, my 5 yrs old dog had to be put down cause he was he had kinney falure,we were giving him the waggin train yam treats and the jerky!Had no ideal how my dog got sick all of sudden? I would like to be place on this class action for ‘WAGGIN TRAIN’ THANK YOU DIANA CASTRO RIVERSIDE,CA

  • Joe Summars October 24, 2013

    Lost a golden retriever after feeding him Purina’s made-in-china Waggin’ Train Jerky Tenders chicken strips (1 per day) for a few days.

    I would like to see all food stuffs containing ANY ingredients manufactured or processed in China clearly and boldly printed on the front labels of products sold in the United States.

    Purina has lost a customer as a result of their greed-driven need to place profit over quality and safety.

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  • Laura Wojcik October 24, 2013

    When I stumbled on this, I felt that this was exactly what took my Frasier from me on 6/17/13. I needed to hear it from my vet. It was confirmed. This is what caused his organ failure. — The hardest part for me to handle is that I trusted the company and NEVER thought to confirm it was American made. I always tried to do the BEST for him … He was my baby. — I don’t want anyone else to go through this pain and emptiness.

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  • KH October 25, 2013

    We lost our dog a couple months ago. We had no idea we were killing her by feeding her these. I’m devastated and sick to my stomach.

  • Thomas Grunfelder October 25, 2013

    My dog drank water like crazy. I thought it was the food but never thought it was the treats. She has kidney problems and went prematurely blind. How do I get in on this lawsuit.

  • Carl carnall October 27, 2013

    I lost my sweet yorkie rehma.i feed her these treats I bought from Walmart. Want in on lawsuit thanks Carl miss you ray ray

  • Linda Hill October 27, 2013

    Now, I know why my dog (Lucy) was so sick, she ate these treats almost daily. She was always drinking water her coat fell out and she got sours around her ears and mouth her skin was bleeding Many costly visits to the vet before stopping her treats but she is much better now. I’m throwing away her dog food too. I’m not sure if it was made here or China. Not taking any more chances

  • kathy sharecj October 28, 2013

    My dog, Jessie, died 22 months ago after eating these
    jerky treats from sams club. I had no idea why she
    was so sick. The vet thought it was dog food but
    couldn’t pin point it. I am so sad…It thought I was
    giving her a great treat but it was killing her. She suffered.

  • Dawn Younani October 31, 2013

    Can you please tell me how to sign up for this lawsuit. I have given these treats to my dogs so many times.

  • sandra d Lynn November 4, 2013

    our dog got melonoma cancer in her mouth after eating waggin train dog treats . I took her to a vet on August 13,this year she had a operation to remove the tumer .with in two weeks the cancer grew back .Sadely on August 23. I had to put her down , to relieve her suffering. Maggie was 9 years old . she ate those treats every day. I spent a lot of money trying to get her well, before I had to put her down.

  • Lisa Hudson November 6, 2013

    I lost my precious Mookie by giving her 1, just 1 Waggin Train chicken jerky tender. She died within 24 hours from extensive hemorrhaging. Came home from work 8 hours after giving the treat to find her extremely cold and almost dead laying under my kitchen table. Took her to the after hours hospital just to lose her anyway. Her last few hours of life resulted in having needles and extensive uncomfortable testing done on her. I spent Thanksgiving Day 2011 in having to pick up my baby from the hospital to bring her home to bury her. I want revenge for the unnecessary loss of my 2 year old dog. I feel so guilty for giving it to her. She really suffered at home all alone. Still breaks my heart.

  • lindsay kidwell December 2, 2013

    wow i couldn’t figure out why my dog was so thirsty and sick????? it all makes sense now

  • Cynthia December 5, 2013

    We lost our first sheltie this time last year. 4 months later I lost another sheltie to the very same illness. Now, 7 months later I’ve learned my third dog is also dying from this nightmare called Waggin Train Chicken Jerky Treats. I have three more shlties and my vet has asked that I bring them in for ultrasounds to find out if they too are sick as a result of eating this poison product.

  • Top Class Actions June 2, 2014

    UPDATE 6/2/2014: Nestle Purina and Waggin’ Train have agreed to settle three class action lawsuits alleging their jerky treats made in China have caused pets to get sick and/or die. The companies have agreed to create a $6.5 million settlement fund to compensate Class Members who believe their pets were harmed by the jerky treats. Click here for more information: http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/29223-waggin-train-purina-settle-jerky-treat-class-action-lawsuits/

  • Top Class Actions December 1, 2014

    UPDATE: Instructions on how to file a claim for the Waggin’ Tails, Canyon Creek Ranch dog treat settlement are now available! Click here or visit http://www.DogTreatProductsSettlement.com for details.

  • Top Class Actions December 14, 2015

    UPDATE 3: An appeal to the dog treat class action settlement was dismissed on Dec. 10, 2015, meaning that checks may soon be mailed to Class Members who filed valid claims.

    • Pattie Price December 17, 2015

      Not so fast payments won’t be made until March, 90 days from now.

      • maymay December 18, 2015

        Thanks, Pattle, would have been nice if top class actions posted, saying March. Oh well, March is good. I sometime read the comments, it sad when people pick & poke at other people. We don’t know if they claims fake or for real, we don’t know if they have pet or not, we don’t know if they pets living or dead, All we know is that they are here to express theirs feeling and try to recover from theirs loss. I am just saying, not trying to offend anyone.

    • BJ February 1, 2016

      I usually don’t post anything on these sites, but I have to this time. I had three beautiful AKC Chihuahuas, the oldest one, (the daddy) will not eat ANYTHING except people food, and has always been this way. I bought these waggin tails treats for the two younger ones because they were soft and I thought my other two would enjoy them. They both died, one before I could get him to a vet, the other, to a vet only to die shortly after they were all healthy, I was taken by surprise and didn’t put two and two together until I saw this in the news. the daddy who never would touch them, still is alive and well. He is 5 years older than my beloved two that died. If I had known that these treats caused them to die, I would have sued them myself because they are the only family I have and losing two of them took a big piece of my heart, I pray this company pays dearly for making me lose two of my three babies needlessly.

  • GREG March 21, 2016

    296.91 IN IL 3/21/16 FINALLY!!

  • Top Class Actions March 22, 2016

    UPDATE 4: On Mar. 21, 2016, Top Class Actions readers started receiving checks in the mail from this class action settlement worth as much as $300.

    • Jamie March 22, 2016

      I have a question….I filed this claim and have a new address for over a year now so the check probably went to my old address. Who would I need to contact?

    • Jamie March 25, 2016

      Can someone please answer my post below? I don’t know what I should do. (I have a question….I filed this claim and have a new address for over a year now so the check probably went to my old address. Who would I need to contact?)

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