We give a woofy woof about what our fellow doggies eat. That's why we like to bark about dog food recalls.
In case your humans missed it, Sunshine Mills, Inc is now recalling 15 brands of pet food that were made with corn that had high levels of aflatoxin.
What is aflatoxin and how does it impact pets?
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the toxin aflatoxin is something the mold Aspergillus flavus produces. It can grow on corn as well as other grains that are commonly used in pet food. Pets eating contaminated with aflatoxin can cause illness and result in death.
What are the symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning?
Some symptoms include:
loss of appetite;
jaundice (a yellowish coloring in the eyes and gums); and,
Keep in mind that not all pets show the same symptoms. Because aflatoxin is a toxin, some pets may have liver damage but not show any symptoms.
If you have a pet food brand on this list. Stop feeding it immediately and consult your veterinarian.
Humans Please Remember to Report Any Pet Food Products for any Health and Safety incidents
Remember your human can help out all other dog and cat owners by reporting any health and safety incidents relating to regulated pet food products. They may be saving a life.
In Canada, humans can report any health and safety incidents related to either Carninova Fresh Frozen Patties or any other dog food product by filling out a Consumer Product Incident Report.
In the United States, humans residing in the U.S.A. can report any complaints about any FDA regulated dog food products by going to the FDA's "How to Report a Pet Food Complaint" page and following the instructions.
Also all Humans, please remember two things:
Always consult your health care provider if you have any symptoms from any E. coli infections or are ill.
Consult your veterinarian or holistic veterinarian if your dog or cat is ill or if you have any concerns about their health.