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NEW YORK (CBS) - The FDA has issued a warning after
receiving nearly 4,000 reports of illnesses in cats and dogs dating back to
2007, with an estimated 580 of those pets dying.
These animals are presenting vague symptoms of vomiting,
diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite.
Dr. Urs Giger is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine. He has been studying this illness, known as
fanconi syndrome, at his lab in Philadelphia.
"Jerky treats with mostly an origin from China have
been associated with this Fanconi syndrome," Giger said. "We are not
sure if everything comes from there, but certainly all of the indications are
that it is from there."
Though FDA investigators have made trips to manufacturers
in China, they've been unable to pinpoint the problem.
For pet owners like Robin Pierre, waiting for answers has
been a source of frustration.
"You can't have so many healthy pups die, and the
common denominator be the chicken jerky imported from China," Pierre said.
In 2012 Pierre's 2-year-old pug Bella died from kidney
failure. Pierre claims it was shortly after the dog ate Waggin' Dog Chicken
Jerky Tenders, a product made in China and distributed by Nestle Purina.
Purina voluntarily pulled the product from shelves in January
and insisted their action was not linked to the FDA investigation. The company
also claimed the treats don't pose a health or safety risk.
In Tuesday's warning the FDA said "our beloved four-legged
companions deserve our best effort, and we are giving it."
The agency also released a letter to veterinarians asking
that they provide samples from affected animals and continue to report on jerky
related illnesses. They also asked that vets inform owners of pet jerky risks.
"This kind of alert that they have sent out will
really put more research and more effort into the diagnosis, and avoid further
animals to get into this," Giger said.
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