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Fanconi syndrome in dog in the UK
  1. Nick Carmichael1,
  2. Judith Lee2 and
  3. Urs Giger3
  1. 1CTDS, Blacksmiths Forge, Brookfield Farm, Selby Road, Garforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS25 1NB
  2. 2Westmorland Veterinary Group, Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria LA6 2HH
  3. 3School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
  1. e-mail: info{at}ctdslab.co.uk

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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 …

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