My name is Gina Maria Deloria. I am a 6-1/2-year-old chihuahua suffering from Fanconi Syndrome, which is an illness linked to eating made-in-China chicken and duck jerky treats.
Please watch for the following symptoms:
1. Decreased appetite (for normal dog food).
2. Decreased activity.
3. Vomiting (can't even keep down water).
4. Diarrhea (sometimes with blood).
5. Increased thirst.
6. Increased urination.
If you are feeding your dog chicken or duck jerky made in China and the dog experiences these symptoms, lasting more than 24 hours, please see your vet.
Blood tests may indicate kidney failure. Urine tests may indicate Fanconi Syndrome. Both consumers and veterinarians should report cases of illness associated with consumption of these made-in-China chicken and duck jerky treats to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator at 1-888-463-6632.
My Fanconi Syndrome illness was diagnosed and reported to the FDA by Fox Valley Animal Referral Center in Appleton, Wis.
The man from the FDA came to my house and took my remaining jerky treats for testing.
These made in China treats are marketed under several different brand names. Read the package for country of origin and avoid "Made in China" jerky if you love your dog.
Gina Maria Deloria
Lynn Deloria, owner