Pet owners should be aware that chicken jerky products from China may be associated with reports of Fanconi-like syndrome in dogs, the U. Food and Drug Administration has warned. Chicken jerky products should not be substituted for a balanced diet and are intended to be fed occasionally in small quantities. If the dog shows any of these signs, stop feeding the chicken jerky product. Owners should consult their veterinarian if signs are severe or persist for more than 24 hours. Blood tests may indicate kidney failure increased urea nitrogen and creatinine.
Chicken Jerky Treats Made in US Tied to Dog Illness for First Time
Chicken jerky treats made in US tied to dog illness for first time
Since , the FDA has been receiving complaints of illness in pets, predominantly dogs, that ate jerky treats. The phenomenon became commonly understood as a Chinese-chicken-jerky-treat problem because most of the products were chicken-based and made in China. Until recently, virtually all chicken jerky for pets was imported from China. FDA continues its investigation into these, as well as other, jerky treats potentially linked to illnesses. The dog was sick with vomiting and diarrhea for more than a week prior. Werner said that tests showed the dog had impaired kidney function and glycosuria — glucose in urine — which are signs that point to acquired Fanconi disease.
I wanted to know if anyone else has had problems with these. I've been giving them to my dogs with no problems for about a year -- but I did just notice the "Made in China" on the label and so I am now somewhat afraid of them. I have been avoiding the "Made in China" products for quite some time; and not just for dog treats.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. Food and Drug Administration FDA has issued several advisories to consumers: one in September , one in December , one in November , one in September , and another in May For example, an FDA advisory released on 14 September chronicled 2, reports of pet illnesses associated with jerky treats:.