(Dothan, Al)—Since January, Purina, Milo’s Kitchen and IMS trading Corp have recalled products for dog treats. Unfortunately for Dothan resident Roslyn Meadows, those recalls came too late for her dog Gigi.
“I gave her Waggin’ Train chicken jerky treats and within one week she was on dialysis,” Meadows said. “The doctor asked me if she had gotten into anti-freeze, because she was having kidney failure,” she said.
After Gigi's passing, Doctors found antibiotic residues on the chicken jerky treats Meadows had given her dog. The drugs found in the treats are sulfaclozine, tilmicosin, trimethoprim, enrofloxacin and sulfaquinoxaline; all of which can be deadly for animals and humans.
“It's so hard knowing that I gave my dog a treat that ended up killing her,” Meadows said. "Gigi was robbed of her life and we were robbed of her love." she said.
To help spread the word about recalls and other dangerous treats, Meadows has created a Facebook page “Justice for Gigi.” Meadows says the only thing that she wants now that her Gigi is gone, is for other pets to be saved before it’s too late.
Meadows lost her personal business trying to take care Gigi and spent thousands on medical bills. To help her out, the Dothan Animal Hospital is accepting donations for Gigi's bills.