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WE wish to report a case of renal Fanconi syndrome in a small breed dog in the UK, following the consumption of jerky treats. Similar cases have recently been associated with life-threatening toxicities in North America (Hooper and Roberts 2011) and Australia (Thompson and others 2013) but none in Europe.
A five-year-old neutered male, previously healthy, border terrier presented with a history of being off colour for four weeks and markedly polydipsic (300 ml/kg/day) for three weeks. As a result of the dog's dietary preferences, approximately 50 per cent of his diet had been jerky treats for the previous two to three months. Initial in-clinic testing revealed severe glucosuria (4+ glucose and no protein by dipstick, specific gravity 1.034) in the absence …