American-made jerky treats linked to kidney illness in dogs

Despite efforts by major pet retailers to remove China-made jerky treats for pets from stores--moves that were made following an outbreak of a rare kidney disease in dogs called Fanconi, which was tied to chicken jerky--the illness is still being reported. And the source appears to be chicken jerky treats that are purportedly made without ingredients from China. A USDA spokeswoman told the Veterinary Information Network news service that the agency has received complaints from pet owners related to jerky labeled "Made in the USA." The USDA is now investigating the possibility that some of those products actually contain ingredients sourced from China. Article

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