Fanconi Syndrome. Since the FDA issued an initial warning 3 years ago, complaints are on the rise yet again. Today, November 18, 2011 the FDA issued another warning to dog owners. Dogs affected may show signs ranging from a mild illness to Fanconi Syndrome. Over the last year, increasing numbers of complaints have been reported to the FDA due to dogs eating chicken jerky products imported from China.
These complaints have been reported to FDA by both dog owners as well as veterinarians. Pet owners feeding their dogs chicken jerky treats are advised to watch their dogs for any of these signs which may occur within hours or even several days after feeding jerky pet products: loss of appetite, sluggish, vomiting and/or diarrhea with or without blood. Some dogs may also show signs of canine kidney failure such as increased water consumption and/or increased urination.
If your pet shows any of these signs, stop feeding dog chicken jerky’s, report this to the FDA and see your veterinarian. Pet Blood tests may indicate canine kidney failure and urine tests may reveal sugar indicative of Fanconi syndrome. Although most canines seem to recover, some dogs have died.