Thursday, December 29, 2011

Does your dog have FANCONI SYNDROME?

What is Fanconi Syndrome?

This rare condition effects the kidneys and causes them to leak glucose (sugar) and other electrolytes into the urine. A Dogs suffering from Fanconi Syndrome 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.
While some dogs can be born with Fanconi syndrome, lately dogs are developing this syndrome AFTER EATING CHICKEN TREATS MANUFACTURED IN CHINA.
Some dogs have gotten very sick and have gone into renal failure and died.  Other dogs have been luckier. they 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.

In 2007 there were many cases of Fanconi syndrome in the USA.  These cases were linked to melamine contamination in treats made in China.
In 2009 there was a rash of cases of dogs with Fanconi syndrome in Australia.  These were connected to either chicken treats or dental chews that were made with corn, soy and rice.

 FDA cautions dog owners about chicken jerky snacks

 Chicken Jerky Treats Linked to Illnesses in Dogs: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about chicken jerky for dogs, saying some products imported from China may be associated with 70 reports of dogs who became ill or died.  That number is up from 54 reports last year, the agency indicated....

 Chicken jerky treats sicken 353 dogs, owners report

Please we beg you throw away that garbage, or return it to the store NOW. 

You can easily make safe chicken treats like this:

PLEASE, pay attention.


bichonpawz said...

Thanks ever so much for your public service announcement 'vie!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

silvieon4 said...

What really blisters me raw is that the stores are still carrying and selling the stuff!!!! Has life lost all value? It is ok to sell poison?