The Veterinary Poisons Information Service has recently alerted vets to the potential danger of using Jerky Treats as regular treats in dogs.
In countries like the USA,Canada & Australia the consumption of these Jerky Treats has been associated with a worrying increase in cases of Fanconi Syndrome, a potentially serious kidney disorder. With this disease the kidney tubules do not properly reabsorb electrolytes and nutrients back into the body but instead spill them in the urine. Unfortunately if not treated promptly the condition is often fatal.
Our concern is that recently a few cases have now also been reported in the UK.
In view of this information it may well be prudent and advisable to avoid these treats in pet dogs until more information about them is available.
We will place more information about this on our website in the near future.