Product withdrawal of dog treats

The KraMar Pet Company has announced a voluntary product withdrawal of its KraMar Supa Naturals chicken breast strips made in China.

The withdrawal was decided upon following associations between the product and instances of Fanconi-Like Syndrome in small dogs.

The number of cases of illness reported to KraMar is 15, since the product was launched 15 months ago.

KraMar has been in discussions with the University of Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine, Dr. Linda Fleeman, to investigate the issue of some instances of illness in dogs.

To date there has been no scientific evidence to link the product with the development of Fanconi-Like Syndrome.

The KraMar Pet Company had tested every shipment for E-Coli, Salmonella and Melamine.

More recently at the request of some veterinary surgeons tests were done for other potential Toxins.

The manufacturing facility in China has been approved by the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS). All tests to date have been clear.

KraMar’s CEO, Bryan Fouche, has announced that the decision has been made to withdrawal all Supa Naturals chicken breast strips (product code 85148 and 85149) from sale effective immediately.

Explaining the decision Fouche said “KraMar regards the health and welfare of all dogs as paramount.

“We have been in the market of supplying dog care products for over 50 years and our customers rely on us to maintain the care.

“This precautionary measure has been taken despite the lack of scientific evidence because of our concerns for the welfare of dogs.”

The symptoms of Fanconi-like Syndrome are:

  • Decreased food consumption, although some may continue to consume the treats to the exclusion of other foods
  • Decreased activity or lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea, sometimes with blood
  • Increased water consumption and/or increased urination In severe cases, blood tests may indicate kidney failure and glucose in the urine may indicate Fanconilike Syndrome.

KraMar advises customers whose dogs show any of these symptoms to immediately consult their vet if signs are severe or persist for more than 24 hours.

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