PetSmart Pulls Jerky Treats From Shelves


PetSmart has removed all flavors of jerky type treats made by Pet ‘n Shape and Smokehouse Pet Products. The AVMA is reporting that there appears to be a link between cases of transient Fanconi syndrome and jerky treats made in China. They also have a FAQ on jerky treats.

At this time, Pet ‘n Shape has no information on the recall, but check their site to check their product list. Smokehouse reports that they test their products for melamine, cyanuric acid, e-coli, salmonella, tpc, and pesticides, and have found nothing.

Fanconi syndrome is more commonly seen as a genetic disease found in Basenjis affecting the kidneys. The cases of Fanconi syndrome linked to jerky treats are acquired not inherited.

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