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Sunday 10 September 2017

 

Pet owners warned of risks of cheap jerky treats

Pet owners in the UK are being warned about the potential risks of feeding their pets cheap jerky treats.

The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) have set up an online registry following 25 confirmed cases of pets in the USA, Canada and Australia which had developed Fanconi Syndrome after eating low-quality jerky treats. Clinical signs of Fanconi Syndrome include; vomiting, lethargy, anorexia, polyuria, polydipsia and weight loss. The clinical course, treatment and outcome of Fanconi Syndrome are variable and there can be many causes of the disorder. Many dogs who have developed the disorder from eating the jerky will recover once they stop eating the treats.

In its annual report the VPIS found that the treats originated from various countries, the most common being China (59%). The retail source of the treats was unknown in most cases, although pet owners are advised to be cautious of cheap treats sold at high street retailers.

The FDA is continuing to investigate potential causes of Fanconi Syndrome, but after extensive tests the cause of the disorder associated with jerky ingestion remains unknown.

If you notice that your pet is unwell following ingestion of jerky treats, you should contact us for advice. Symptoms you may notice might include: vomiting, diarrhoea, decreased appetite, decreased activity and increased drinking or urination.

Please be aware of the risks involved in feeding your pets this type of treat; you should give them sparingly, and should avoid any cheap brands on the high street or online.

 

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