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Pet Food News / Pet Food Safety
on July 31, 2012

FDA reports indicate sweet potato treats may make dogs ill

Three brands of sweet potato treats from China named in veterinarians' reports to FDA.

Veterinary Information Network reported that new reports to the US Food and Drug Administration indicate that some brands of sweet potato dog treats may be causing pet illnesses.

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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