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How To Recognize Signs Of Bloat In Your Dog.

Bloat in dogs is a serious and life-threatening condition that requires immediate
medical attention. But many dogs die from it, as it is difficult for many pet parents
to recognize the signs. Recognizing the symptoms of bloat could save your dog’s
life, as the condition progresses very quickly, and minutes can make the
difference between life and death.

Click here for important information regarding Bloat.
 
 

 
Alert - Sweet Potato Treats

According to the Veterinary Information Network, veterinarians are now reporting health problems linked to sweet potato treats similar to those related to chicken jerky treats made in China.

Test results on sick dogs show kidney problems similar to the symptoms of Franconi syndrome. Most dogs recover, but there have been some deaths related to the chicken jerky treat problem.

The brands currently implicated in the sweet potato treat problem are:
Beefeaters Sweet Potato Snacks for Dogs (16 varieties of yam-related treats)
Canyon Creek Ranch Chicken Yam Good Dog Treats (Nestle Purina)
Drs. Foster and Smith (exact item not specified)
Dogswell Veggie Life Vitality (4 varieties)

Keep in mind that although the problem treats are often identified as "jerky" treats, they also go by a host of other names, including enders, strips, chips, wraps, twists, and several others.

In 2010 the FDA found that a sweet potato dog treat made by a certain company in china was contaminated with phorate, a highly toxic pesticide.

There is speculation there could be problems with pork treats and cat treats imported from China as well. Read the labels before buying pet products made in China.

Play it safe. Buy only food and treats made in the U.S. Buying pet food made in this country won't remove all risk of winding up with a tainted product but it will certainly improve your chances of keeping your pet safe.

Source: Dr. Marty Becker
 

 
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