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OMG I gave Lizzie a sweet potato treat and

now I read that they are causing kidney failure in dogs. I opened a box that I had bought at Marshall's today. They are the Beefeaters brand. I am sitting here crying.

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Where did you read it? R u sure it's the same brand and everything? Maybe one doesn't do any harm and it's only repeated use...can you call the vet? Let us know what you find out! Don't beat yourself up....it's next to impossible to keep up with everything that is being recalled these days that can cause harm to our babies......
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I am not sure how to post a link but I'll try. Yes it is the same brand. I have no idea why I gave it to her today. Here I cook her food and then I give her a treat made in China.http:////poisonedpets.com/tag/beefeaters/

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Don't feel bad Lynne , here is a sweet potatoe treat that I just checked with Sabine on. http://www.platopettreats.com/produc...potato_fm.html

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(((HUGS)))) keep a close eye on her, I'm sure she'll be okay... let us know how she is doing in the morning!!
and don't beat yourself up about it!!
I'm curious now, one of Tillie's main dietary staples IS sweet potatoes... I wonder if it is something in the sweet potato itself or something in the deyhrated ones OR something in that specific brand that is causing the problem??

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Tammy, I found an article from three days ago that seems to implicate sweet potatoes from China (which Beefeaters brand is, apparently). It doesn't sound like it's sweet potatoes, per se.

Lynne, I found this:

Symptoms of Fanconi’s syndrome (kidney failure) include:

•Increased drinking and urinating
•“Accidents” in the house
•Reduced appetite
•Weight loss
•Weakness
•Blood and urine tests show azotemia (high BUN and Creatinine), dilute urine, and glucose in the urine (that isn’t diabetes).

What should make you feel better is this:

Most affected dogs have recovered over time with good supportive care.

http://www.littlebigcat.com/blog/swe...idney-failure/

By all accounts, it sounds like you caught it early. I'm sure she'll be fine. I would imagine the dogs that are getting this have prolonged exposure to the treats.

EDIT: Here are the brands they are alerting about:

So far, the brands implicated are all made in China:

•Beefeaters Sweet Potato Snacks for Dogs
•Canyon Creek Ranch Chicken Yam Good Dog Treats (FDA has issued a warning on this product)
•Drs. Foster and Smith (exact item not specified in the report)
•Dogswell Veggie Life Vitality
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Lizzie appears to be fine this am. I've had them in the pantry for a while now and for some reason gave her one yesterday. I read about it on another board. I am keeping the package in case she has a problem.

I have been so upset over the death of my daughters friend and this just threw me over the edge last night.

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Tammy, I found an article from three days ago that seems to implicate sweet potatoes from China (which Beefeaters brand is, apparently). It doesn't sound like it's sweet potatoes, per se.

So far, the brands implicated are all made in China:

•Beefeaters Sweet Potato Snacks for Dogs
•Canyon Creek Ranch Chicken Yam Good Dog Treats (FDA has issued a warning on this product)
•Drs. Foster and Smith (exact item not specified in the report)
•Dogswell Veggie Life Vitality
Yep, these particular brands were tainted with a pesticide. For peace of mind I have just plain avoided anything made in China. The sweet potatoes that Dave linked are great. My guys love these, but they're a little pricey. Lately, I have been making my own using a dehydrator and buying them in bulk at the grocery store.
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First of all, I hope Lizzie is just fine and since you only gave her one I'm sure she will be But, since we are talking about treats from China I do have a question: I have been dilligently trying to feed only foods/treats that are BOTH sourced and mfg in the U.S. I know to avoid lots of common sense stuff, i.e. treat buffet bar in pet stores, etc. but even though I am a careful label reader I do not always know how to tell if the ingredients are sourced in the U.S. Does anyone know of a way to tell this on a label? Is this required? I am assuming that I just have to research this online in advance but I thought I would ask. Currently, the only commercial treats I am using are Blue Buffalo.

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I don't think there IS a way of knowing for sure unless the manufacturer specifically tells you that it's made in the U.S. (not "inspected in the U.S" which a lot of them say)


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