VeggieDent Chews for Dogs
On 3 June 2009, Virbac (Australia) Pty Ltd issued a voluntary product recall of an imported dental treat for dogs after receiving reports of dogs showing signs of kidney problems.
Some dogs that had consumed the treats were exhibiting signs suggestive of acquired proximal renal tubulopathy including polyuria, polydipsia and glucosuria in the absence of concurrent hyperglycaemia. No causal link was established, but the products remain unavailable in Australia.
The AVA issued an alert to members to report suspected cases, and to return unused products to Virbac. A media release was circulated nationally to raise awareness among consumers of the product recall.