I just feel like I need to post a warning here. I think these jerky treats are poison for our pets.. Maybe in real small doses. but I have thrown mine away. I abused them with my dogs and I am now paying the price...
My dog Rocky has been urinating around the house for awhile and I thought it was a behavior issue.. I was a bit worried so I took him to the vet about a month ago. His urine showed 30 times the normal amount of protein... dr thought maybe a little infection , put him on antiobiotics for 2 weeks, he seemed ok, then it started again.... I brought him back did another urinalysis and again. 30 times the normal amount of protein in his urine, plus some bile and his bilirubin excessive (signs of liver disease) they tested his liver and thankfully it was ok. dr asked what I am feeding him.. we couldn't hink what it could be.. I came home and started checking everything.. THEN I saw it.. The Chicken jerky treats 70% crude protein. Most treats are 4%-25%...this stuff is too high in protein when added to a high protein dog food in my opinion. I like to reward my dogs with treats, but this is not the treat I will reward them with anymore.
My other dog gained 6 pounds and became very lethargic... Both of my dogs are only 3 years old. After 2 days off the jerky treats I can see his energy coming back... I am hoping after this round of antiobiotics and being off the jerky treats, Rocky will have a full recovery with no permanent damage done.
There is a link I have read if you'd like to check it out:
Thanks for reading and hope to have educated someone :) please don't take this as a "scare". I
overdid it with the chicken treats. I think its all in moderation... I just want all to be aware of what has happened with my little guy