Warning for Dog owners...

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I feel I need to pass this along as I feed my guys these treats and have for a long time.. But after reading these posts I will never feed these treats again...

Just a heads up as we don't need to be losing our babies..

www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/waggin_train.html
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: Warning for Dog owners...

Thanks for the heads up! Although all those stories were too sad.... :( :(
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jnet replied the topic: Re: Warning for Dog owners...

gosh thats bad, poor dogs and poor owners must be heart breaking.

I'm living my life, but not necessarily in the right order :)

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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: Warning for Dog owners...

Thanks for the warning. I have 4 dogs myself. Although I feel like strangeling them myself , I would prefer it wasnt their dog food or treats that kill them. Sad stories.
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jjjohnston8623 replied the topic: Re: Warning for Dog owners...

OMG!! so sad :( :(

Thanks for the heads up Nicki!!
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Kaiser replied the topic: Re: Warning for Dog owners...

Thanks for the head's up, Miss Nicki.

I can't even imagine how heartbreaking it is for the family of those poor dogs that passed away due to this treat. Knowing that it was something they gave that led to an untimely death of a beloved pet is definitely hard to swallow for anyone.
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shadowofapower replied the topic: Re: Warning for Dog owners...

I'm wondering why the hell this isn't in the mainstreen news - TV, NPR..something...?

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johnnyphoenix replied the topic: Re: Warning for Dog owners...

Even though this story was first published in June of 2011, we are still getting reports coming in of dogs getting sick and the culprit is suspected to be chicken jerky treats manufactured in China. Read through the comments section at the end to get more interesting discussion on this problem.

Added November 4, 2011: I have just filed a report with the FDA and alerted them to read the comments on this blog. I would urge any of you who have a dog who you suspect is ill because of eating tainted chicken jerky to have your vet file a pet food safety report with the FDA.

Added November 18, 2011: The FDA has paid attention! Today they announced a caution against chicken jerkey. You can read it here. There is no official recall yet, but stay tuned. And please leave a comment if you think your pet has gotten sick after eating chicken jerky treats.

Added December 29, 2011: MSNBC is reporting that the FDA has now announced that they are investigating 353 reports of dogs getting sick after eating chicken jerky. The FDA is working hard to determine the reason, but so far has not figured out what the culprit is! Because there is no specific product that can be blamed, the FDA has not issued a recall.


What is Fanconi Syndrome?

This is an uncommon condition. It affects the kidneys and causes them to leak glucose (sugar) and other electrolytes into the urine. Dogs that have this condition will usually be very thirsty and will urinate excessive amounts. The most common finding in laboratory tests is that the dog has glucose in the urine, but has a normal blood glucose level.

Some dogs can be born with Fanconi syndrome. But, the latest concern is that there is something in Chicken Jerky strips made in China that is actually causing some dogs to develop this problem. Some dogs can get very sick and even go into renal failure and die. Other dogs will have an increase in thirst and urination and possibly have accidents in the house and then they may go on to have a full recovery within a few weeks of stopping the chicken jerky treats.
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shadowofapower replied the topic: Re: Warning for Dog owners...

Yeah - I think we all remember these stories about dog (I thought regular food) coming from China last year. Thanks, Johnnyphoenix. And these things are still on the market? Jeez...

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sharyn replied the topic: Re: Warning for Dog owners...

OMG, this is awful! I tend to avoid treats because it gives them the runs, I give them pigs ears mostly...but I will start reading all labels from now on!
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