Trader Joe's Reviews
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– February 21, 2017
Dog loves these and the only ingredients are salmon and salt. It’s so hard to find treats for dogs without chicken in them, these are great!
– March 24, 2017
Atlantic salmon, salt, $3.99, and made in Florida – what’s not to love!
– April 1, 2017
Welp, I bought these in a rush and do not see anywhere on the package that tells me where they are made. Isn’t that required?
Based on the issues with jerky for dogs the past few years, I cannot assume that these were made in America and could just as easily come from China and therefore be dangerous.
So, can’t give a good review. And these will be going back.
TJ’s … please include country of origin on your packaging.
– April 8, 2017
I saw 2 ingredients on the package and was excited to see something so natural for $4… After giving both my dogs one treat, within 6 hours both have had extreme, loose diarrhea. I have two yorkies and they haven’t been able to eat or poo normally over a day. I am disappointed and now on my way the vet. Skip the treats here for small dogs at least!
– April 26, 2017
I just bought the treat yesterday and gave only half portion of treat and after 8 hrs, my dog vomited and started having bad diarrhea. Very disappointed and had to take her to Vet. Now worry about my dog, hope stop having diarrhea.
– June 9, 2017
I have big dogs and they love them but only gove half a strip a day.
They are made in Florida and my dog Sam loves them. Goes mad fir them!
– June 9, 2017
My dogs absolutely love these!
It’s so good to see a salmon treat like these in Trade Joe’s.
– July 21, 2017
Stupidly bought them, then saw no listing of where these are made, just distributed by a California co. Will return these and the liver treats
Sleep deprived dog owner
– August 1, 2017
It’s really hard to pinpoint what causes a dog to get violent diarrhea. But I gave these to my dog who has an extremely strong stomach the night before and by morning he had diarrhea. I thought he’d just poop whatever was in him but it didn’t stop. He was so sick with diarrhea I had to go to the vet twice and had him on iv bc of his dehydration. $600 and 4 days later he’s on the mends and still taking antibiotics but I’m wary now. I’m going back to Plato dog *treats.
– November 1, 2017
my dog also got terrible diarrhea. It lasted for over a day and she was miserable and I was quite worried about her. Extreme. She did eat too many, but still…other treats have never done this to her. And there’s a reminder on the package to provide water to your pet at all times…makes me wonder if there isn’t a LOT of salt in these or something… Will NEVER give her another one of these… and it is misleading as to where it is from and it is definitely raised salmon and it was bad news for my 60 pound boxer/pit mutt.
– December 28, 2017
These treats made my Boston Terrier vomit and have bloody diarrhea within hours of eating one. He continued to be sick through the night, which resulted in me scrubbing the carpet at 4am. Now I’m watching him closely to make sure he isn’t dehydrated and needs to go to vet this morning. I will never give these treats to my dog again. Based on my experience and the reviews above, it appears there is something seriously wrong with these treats and should not be fed to dogs unless you want a very sick dog.
Jan P Ferris PhD
– December 29, 2017
On two separate occasions several weeks apart, I gave my 60 lb, Standard Poodle one of these salmon jerky treats. Both times, several hours later, he puked and had slightly mushy poop. Too much coincidence for me. I’m aware Trader Joe’s takes very popular branded products and sometimes puts their own label on it. Who makes these damn things? I would like to know. While the label claims the fish is from Scotland, there is no other info where these are actually manufactured. Never buying these again.
– January 5, 2018
I just bought these for my chihuahua (who has tracheal collapse) and since they are *crispy*, not soft, I rest them in some water for a minute before I tear them into small pieces. Well, yesterday, I found a small (about 3/4 inch) piece of bone! Not Good. If I hadn’t softened the piece first, I might not have even noticed it! I’m taking them – and the bone – back to the store where I purchased them. They need to be recalled.
– January 7, 2018
My dog goes mad for them just dont over treat them a sthey are very rich
I give half a strip
– January 7, 2018
I recently came across these treats and my dogs love them!
– January 7, 2018
Please make them smaller and softer as my dog can only eat half a strip he is a cocker spaniel
If you could do them soft also??
Sam loves these though
– January 8, 2018
My cocker spanial loves these omg goes nuts
Would love them in a sall round bite softer somoretreats perpack please
Made in the usa ichecked withTJin florida
– March 27, 2018
These make my dog vomit. They are going in the trash.
– May 23, 2018
My Alaskan Malamute became very sick from the Trader Joe’s Salmon Jerky Dog Treats and the Trader Joe’s Salmon & Sweet Potato Dog Treats. My wife brought them home, and I questioned them, but she has such a high opinion of Trader Joe’s, I let my guard down. My dog’s stools just kept getting looser and looser, to the point of watery & bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. It was only after coming home from a $200 trip to the vet where no cause of the sickness could be determined that I found others has the same problem. I will never let my guard down again on any type of processed pet food or snacks! I should have known better; the things literally didn’t smell right. I will continue to make all of my dog’s food and snack so I know what he is getting.
– June 6, 2018
Our dog loves these and we haven’t had any issues with them. Only problem is that they are VERY fishy smelling so make sure you close the bag. We also only feed one per day max and he gets plenty of water (60 lb pittie mix).
– September 24, 2018
I recently bought the Salmon and Sweet Potato treats. Still no information on the packaging to inicate where they are made and what else is in them. After just ONE, my 77 lb Doberman Pincher became violently ill and vomited for half the day until her stomach was completely empty. I’ll never buy these again and I am reporting them to every one who will listen. I know it was the treat, because she had been to the vet a couple of days before and was fine. Feeding her these treats were the only thing that was different in our routine. Something is not right here.
– October 26, 2018
Zero stars, beware! Made my dog sick on 2 separate occasions that I gave him a small piece broken off. After a few hours he was violently vomiting all over, both times. They say the only ingredients are salmon and salt. Either it’s bad rotten Salmon ot way too much salt. My dog eats Castor Pollix Salmon dog food daily with no problem at all!
They should stop selling these!!! I threw them in the trash.
– December 7, 2018
These made Salmon Jerky treats from Trader Joe’s made our puppy very sick! They should be taken off the shelves! I wish I saw all of these horrible reviews earlier. We love Trader Joe’s so trusted they would have quality treats for the dogs -big mistake! Our 4 month old puppy ( who Lives different types of treats) had diarrhea and was vomiting throughout the night. We ended up spending over $400 on an emergency veterinarian appointment.
– December 30, 2018
We we feel great about giving our English setter, Spy these very nutritious treats that only contains Atlantic Salmon and salt! He absolutely loves them too! Jerry
– February 1, 2019
I have never had an issue with animal treats from Trader Joe’s. I suspect some of us got a bad batch but it will not be something I test out again. I’m going on day 2 of vomit and diarrhea. I have a Dutch Shepherd he weighs 105 lbs he has hardly eaten in the last 24 hours. I had to force feed him to keep him nourished. I may have to take him to the vet if his symptoms worsen. The package was not expired, they did not smell foul.
I can not express how disappointed I am of this product. I believe a thorough investigation should be launched before this causes the death of a dog.
– March 15, 2019
Just bought some TJ’s Salmon Jerky. Out of the bag each piece looks like a thin slice of sourdough bread (flat and oval) dipped in reddish paste. It breaks up the same way as a slice of bread treated with dried paste. The ingredients say only salmon and salt but this looks and behaves nothing like salmon jerky – skeptical and disappointed.
– March 24, 2019
My dog ate these treats and he’s been having diarrhea and vomiting. These are bad news. Headed to the vet in the morning.
– April 30, 2019
My dog’s been eating TJ’s salmon jerky and salmon sweet potato treats, and she’s been having diarrhea. Additionally, there’s been mucus and blood in her poop. I wish I had come across everyone’s reviews earlier. I trusted TJ’s too much!
– May 10, 2019
Purchased these for a teething pup. Thought you could not go wrong with salmon….good lord….horrendous diarrhea for four days ending with a vets trip, antibiotics…. I can not recommend these. Too many people mentioning the same diarrhea problem. Exercise caution.
– May 20, 2019
0 STAR! Serious vomiting and diarrhea for two days so far!! They really need to take these off the shelves. The second day is when blood showed up in her stool. Keeping her hydrated but may have to take her to the vet for fluids. Have taken her off food for 24 hours to see if that helps (she does have an appetite, but threw up her breakfast the day after it all started) Poor little thing. These treats should not be on the shelf. After reading SO many reviews that say the same thing. Please TJ’s stop selling these!
– June 28, 2019
My dog loves these. 1 soft strip is easy to break into three pieces which ahe enjoys every night. We have never had any issue with these.
– September 17, 2019
Terrible. Within an hour of having one my dog threw up. I thought it must have been something else she could have picked up but oh no. I think I have given her two treats in total and she has been having diarrhea all night. My poor baby it breaks my heart. I wish I would have seen these reviews. This is really terrible and I will never buy dog treats from Trader Joes ever again. I just cant believe they go on selling them. I wish I could say 0 stars. Really that bad. Just hoping she gets better soon.
– October 9, 2019
DO NOT GIVE THESE DO YOUR DOG. My otherwise healthy puppy has been vomiting and has had pretty awful diarrhea the past 24 hours after having these treats.
– November 15, 2019
I have a standard poodle and a small Pomeranian and gave these to a treat yet the standard poodle more than the other and both of them ended up with bloody diarrhea however my standard poodle had to go to the vet with bloodwork and antibiotics after $1200 will see if there is an improvement in a few weeks. I wish I would’ve read the reviews before I bought those but who does that with the limited ingredients and the reputable store that it comes from I figured I was making a wise choice. I wish I could post a picture of my dog in the miserable state of being she’s in loaded off the pain medication and the antibiotic she is completely lethargic.
– December 30, 2019
Zero stars. I fed one and a half of the sweet potato and salmon treats before bed to my 15 year old Italian greyhound. He’s been whimpering, gassy, and needed to go outside a dozen times last night. He’s going straight to the vet this morning. I lost my 14 yr old Italian greyhound two days ago unexpectedly. Shaking, fever, and severe lethargy. I gave him these treats, too. He got so sick so fast that I had to take him to the emergency vet. They recommended putting him down. He had no issues the day before and was actually quite happily moving about the house.
– January 21, 2020
Do not buy for your small pups!!!!!!! I heard good things about Trader Joe dog treats so I decided to buy it, but now my dog has been vomitting and having bloody diarrhea. I’m currently at the ER and am kicking myself for not reading these reviews earlier. Your poor puppy does not deserve to go through this.
– January 23, 2020
I gave my 26-kilo dog a few pieces of these treats today and he got diarrhea and a lot of mucus in his stool. Nothing else was unusual in his diet and now that I read the reviews, I wonder why TJs hasn’t pulled these off the shelves. I would love a direct response from them on why they stand behind the quality of this product.
– April 1, 2020
I think a class action lawsuit for all the vet bills. For those who took dog to vet, what antibiotics or other things did vet tell you to do?
– June 23, 2020
Gave our 60 lb dog a half piece of the salmon jerky and she had diarrhea about 5 hours later. First time for this treat. No problem with other TJ dog treats but this one triggered diarrhea. Fingers crossed that she doesn’t require a trip to the vet. I won’t buy new types of treats again without checking the reviews first!
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