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Post  northernwitch on 5/30/2011, 7:39 pm

This was posted on our chat forum by one of our pug owning members. Thought I'd share it with everyone as a head's up. I never feed chicken due to allergies and I don't use anything edible or that would go in anyone's mouth (human, equine, canine or feline) that is sourced from China. I suspect this isn't a problem only in Canada.......

"I received this email warning from my vets today:

Chicken Jerky Treats and Your Dog

We are asking all dog owners to avoid feeding their dog chicken jerky treats after several cases have recently been reported where dogs are developing serious side effects after consuming these treats.

The products in question appear to be manufactured in Canada, but imported from China or Thailand. Multiple brand names have been indicated.

Symptoms such as, but not limited to: decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting, and increased water consumption and/or increased urination have been observed. Blood and urine tests may show kidney impairment.

The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association has received multiple reports at present of otherwise healthy dogs who are developing kidney disease after the consumption of chicken jerky treats. One severe case has resulted in the dog being euthanized. The autopsy of the euthanized dog revealed a toxic substance in the dog.

To ensure your dog's health is protected, please refrain from feeding any sort of chicken jerky treat, especially those imported from China or Thailand, until more information can be found as to whether they are responsible for these potentially life threatening reactions."


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Post  PugLady3 on 5/30/2011, 7:43 pm

This came up here in the U.S. a year or two ago. That's when I stopped giving them to my guys, much to their chagrin.

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