Classic Tuesday Tip: How to Fish a Mountain Stream


Written by: Phil Monahan

The key to catching lots of brookies from a mountain stream is to move fast and hit all the right spots.
Photo by Sandy Hays

The keys to catching good numbers of trout on steep mountain streams are stealth and speed. Wild brook trout are wary, fast, and can hide in tiny spaces. There are lots of predators that eat these fish, so they’ve evolved heightened senses and evasive maneuvers. You need to. . .

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Consumer Alert: Chinese-Made Dog Treats Recalled (Finally?)


Written by: Phil Monahan


Cali, a shepherd mix, died from a stomach rupture after eating Chinese-made chicken
jerky treats, according to her owner Rachael Chambers.

photo via nbcbayarea.com

We’ve posted a lot this year about the ongoing problems with Chinese-made jerky treats, which have made hundreds of dogs sick:

Throughout, the dog-food manufacturers have claimed that their products are perfectly safe. Well, this week two manufacturers launched voluntary recalls of products that, coincidentally, were the focus of the previous inquiries.

Milo’s Kitchen has recalled its Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats, and Nestle Purina is withdrawing its. . .

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Video: An In-Depth Report on Chinese-Made Dog Treats


Written by: Phil Monahan

We have posted many times on the dangers of Chinese-made dog treats, but this is the first in-depth investigation we’ve come across. A Canadian news program called “Marketplace” devotes a full 20-minute report to this issue. They even send the treats in question to independent laboratories for testing. Every dog owner who buys treats needs to watch this.

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Woman Whose Dog Died After Eating Treats Made in China Launches Petition


Written by: Phil Monahan


Heidi, who died after eating treats made in China, is the inspiration for the petition.

photo courtesy chang.org

An Illinois woman whose beloved dog, a German shepherd named Heidi, died after eating dog treats made in China has launched a petition drive to get these treats removed from store shelves. Rita Desollar feels betrayed by the treats’ manufacturers, by the FDA, and by the retailer who sold her the treats. So she penned a letter to have these products. . .

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UPDATE: FDA Releases New Product-Safety Document on Chinese-Made Dog Treats


Written by: Phil Monahan


Cali, a shepherd mix, died from a stomach rupture after eating Chinese-made chicken
jerky treats, according to her owner Rachael Chambers.

photo via nbcbayarea.com

We’ve posted several times about the ongoing problems with Chinese-made jerky treats, which have made hundreds of dogs sick. (See here, here, and here.) Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a new Product Safety Information page for Chinese-made treats, which reveals that. . .

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REPOST: Fishing a Mountain Pool in 15 Casts


Written by: Phil Monahan


Mountain Brook Trout

The key to catching lots of brookies from a mountain stream is to move fast and hit all the right spots.

photo by Sandy Hays

The keys to catching good numbers of trout on steep mountain streams are stealth and speed. Wild brook trout are wary, fast, and can hide in tiny spaces. There are lots of predators that eat these fish, so they’ve evolved heightened senses and evasive maneuvers. You need to learn how to move and fish upstream without spooking the fish in front of you, and you want to cover as much water as possible to get your fly in front of more fish. Think stealth and speed

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Pressure Mounts to Remove Chinese-Made Treats from Stores


Written by: Phil Monahan


Cali, a shepherd mix, died from a stomach rupture after eating Chinese-made chicken
jerky treats, according to her owner Rachael Chambers.

photo via nbcbayarea.com

We’ve posted several times about the ongoing problems with Chinese-made jerky treats, which have made hundreds of dogs sick. (See here and here.) Now a California woman is claiming that three of her dogs fell ill after eating Milo’s Kitchen jerky treats and that one of them, a shepherd mix named Cali, died of a. . .

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Special Report on the Potential Dangers of Chinese-Made Dog Treats


Written by: Phil Monahan

We’ve posted several times about the ongoing issues with Chinese-made dog treats (see here and here), yet, as this report from WFTX-TV in Fort Myers, Florida, makes clear, no products have been taken off the shelves. That turned out to be disastrous for Robert Sigman and his Goldendoodle, Sami. The dog was recently. . .

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CONSUMER ALERT: More than 900 Dogs Sickened by Chinese-Made Treats


Written by: Phil Monahan

Nagging reports of dog illnesses caused by chicken-jerky treats made in China have floating around for months, and we posted about the problem back in February. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally released some hard data, announcing that since November it has logged more than 900 cases of dogs who were sickened by such treats: . . .

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Warning About Chinese-Made Dog Treats


Written by: Phil Monahan



Blog reader Mary Kay felt so strongly about an issue facing dog owners that she sent us this email:

I was wondering if you could to a public service to pet owners everywhere.
On your blog, could you please run a story about the FDA warning regarding
the use of Chicken Jerky Dog treats made in China? It amazes me how many
people do not know of the warning and stores are not pulling the products
from their shelves since there has not been any official recall. Meanwhile
hundreds of dogs have gotten sick and hundreds have died. Many others could. . .

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