Transient Fanconi syndrome with severe polyuria and polydipsia in a 4-year old Shih Tzu fed chicken jerky treats.

Major, Andrea; Schweighauser, Ariane; Hinden, Sandro; Francey, Thierry (2014). Transient Fanconi syndrome with severe polyuria and polydipsia in a 4-year old Shih Tzu fed chicken jerky treats. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 156(12), pp. 591-596. Huber 10.1024/0036-7281/a000655

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Acquired Fanconi syndrome is characterized by inappropriate urinary loss of amino acids, bicarbonate, electrolytes, and water. It has recently been described in dogs fed chicken jerky treats from China, a new differential diagnosis to the classical inciting infectious diseases (e.g. leptospirosis, pyelonephritis) and toxins. A dog fed exclusively chicken jerky treats purchased in Switzerland was presented to our clinic with severe polyuria, polydipsia and profound electrolyte and acid base disturbances. Other inciting causes of Fanconi syndrome were ruled out. The requirement of a very intensive supportive treatment in this dog stands in contrast to treatment of chronic forms of Fanconi syndrome as described in the Basenji. This intensive therapy and the associated monitoring can be a real challenge and a limiting factor for the prognosis of acquired Fanconi syndrome. Veterinarians should be aware of the risk of excessive feeding of chicken jerky treats.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)

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Major, Andrea; Schweighauser, Ariane; Hinden, Sandro and Francey, Thierry


600 Technology > 630 Agriculture








Thierry Francey-Spicher

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29 Dec 2014 15:59

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05 Dec 2022 14:38

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Elektrolytveränderungen, Fanconi Syndrom, Fanconi syndrome, Glukosurie, Polyurie, electrolyte disturbances, glucosuria, polyuria, renal tubulopathy, renale Tubulopathie




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