No Lawsuit Yet
Concerning Dog Food Recall - Killed at Least 100 Dogs
January 6th, 2006
Country Value Dog
A recall has been
issued for Diamond, Country Value and Professional brand dog food
because it contains highly toxic and deadly aflatoxins. With at least 100
dogs dead in the last few weeks Cornell University veterinarians are
very concerned that more people do not know of the recall and
continue to feed their dogs this lethal dog food.
veterinarians have developed a test for dogs to test of the
aflatoxin poisoning, this will help to diagnose and treat the ill
dog before it is too late. The report released from these
veterinarians say that about two-thirds of the dogs that ingest
enough of the toxic food die.
have been wiped out, and because of the holiday these past few
weeks, the dispersal of recall information was disrupted," said
Sharon Center, a professor of veterinary medicine at the College of
Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.
You can visit
their website, http://www.vet.cornell.edu, for any new information
of other food poisoning recalls for animals. There are a total of
19 brands distributed by Diamond, Country Value and Professional dog
foods that have been recalled.
They believe that
the toxic food started possibly late October early November. "It's
devastating to dog owners who feel responsible for poisoning their
beloved dogs," said Bischoff.
It is the East
and Southeast US that have the most cases reported. They are also
concerned that the surviving dogs that ate the food and were symptom
free from the food poisoning may in the near future develop liver
disease or cancer.
What to look for
in a dog that has afltoxin poisoning is lethargy, loss of appetite,
vomiting and later on will develop orange-colored urine and jaundice
(yellowing of the eyes, gums and non-pigmented skin). Seriously
poisoned dogs will have blood-tinged vomit and bloody or blackened
stools. It can take several days to 3 weeks for the serious
symptoms to show up in the dog. It is best to check to see if you
have feed your dog the recalled dog food, and if your dog has eaten
the food, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible to test your
"Even if dogs
show no signs of illness, if they have eaten the affected food, they
should have blood tests submitted to detect liver injury," Center
stressed. "Dogs that show positive results on any of the above tests
should be prescribed liver protectants for two months."
As of this writing
we are unaware of any lawsuits associated with this poisoning.
As medical bills or a loss of a pet may cause hardship or suffering,
there may be some in the future.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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