The pet jerky-treat outbreak that's sickened 3,600 dogs and killed 600 more across the country has hit KELOLAND, according to one veterinarian.
It's unclear which brand of treats is making animals sick. The treats in question are sold as meat or plant-based jerky tenders or strips.
Since the investigation began, the direct source or explanation of what's making pets sick has eluded researchers.
For the second day in a row, Samantha is at the vet. The little Yorkshire Terrier is fighting a rare combination of kidney issues that started immediately after her owners gave her a jerky treat.
"They got her in right away and did some testing and said that she's sick from the treats," Dawn Entenman said. "And she only had one dog treat, just one."
It's a brand the Entenman has bought before, but something about the new bag is believed to have brought on neurological issues and loss of appetite.
Veterinarian Mike McEntyre suspects the tainted jerky treat is linked to an international outbreak of pet illness in which the exact cause is a mystery.
He is in contact with the FDA to provide urine and blood samples to help pinpoint what's making thousands of dogs sick.
"I've hardly ever seen this multitude of things all together here and honestly if it wouldn't have been for the fact that they changed their dog treats or just to a new bag of the same treats two days ago, I probably wouldn't be thinking it would be linked to this," McEntyre said.
Symptoms include decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea, increased water drinking, and increased urination within hours of eating the treats.
"They can go bad, they can go bad quick," McEntyre said. "So if you see those types of signs, instead of just trying to wait it out and see how things go tomorrow, wait until the evening, you need to get on it right away."
"You wouldn't think a $1.97 treat is going to almost kill your dog and bring you a lot of vet bills you hadn't planned on it's a scary thing," Entenman said.