Recent anecdotal reports made by veterinarians to FDA have reported cases of dogs developing symptoms of kidney failure (Fanconi's syndrome) from three brands of sweet potato treats imported from China. Brands implicated in the veterinarian reports include: Beefeaters Sweet Potato Snacks for Dogs, Canyon Creek Ranch Chicken Yam Good Dog Treats and Dogswell Veggie Life Vitality. Veterinarians have not reported any cases of dogs dying from consuming the sweet potato treats.
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As work continues on creating a new nutrition label that focuses on simplifying information for consumers, challenges remain.
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