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roarintiger1
Honored Advisor

Re: Well It Was Bound To Happen

No smiley face......c-x-1,    Unfortunately, it is true.......I am going to find out where the dog food was produced.  I think that I know, but want to be sure.   I might be calling them to see if I can get more information.  10 years here for our family dog. He was born and raised here.  Of course, he was like a member of the family.

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captianD
Contributor

Re: Well It Was Bound To Happen

Sorry to hear about your dog Roarin.
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rayjenkins
Veteran Advisor

Re: Well It Was Bound To Happen

Sorry to hear about your pet, RT

 

back in September a pet food company on the east coast was in such a panic about aflatoxin, that they were having corn trucked from central Nebraska to one of the Carolinas.......freight bill was $4,000 per truck!

 

Ray J

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c-x-1
Veteran Advisor

Re: Well It Was Bound To Happen

aflatoxicosis
the disease caused by the toxin aflatoxin. It is a toxin of major importance being hepatotoxic, carcinogenic, teratogenic and immune suppressant. The common syndrome in animals is of hepatic insufficiency including jaundice, blindness, circling, falling and convulsions. Called also groundnut poisoning.
Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 3 ed. © 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved

 

roarin',

 

i'm sorry to hear---my condolances go out to you & yours....I know they are a member of the family...we have one, too

 

from what i read on wikipedia, the aflotoxin causes liver disease with symptoms for a while?

c-x-1 

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ECIN
Senior Advisor

Re: Well It Was Bound To Happen

 Roarin -- I am sorry to hear this .

 

Ken

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roarintiger1
Honored Advisor

Re: Well It Was Bound To Happen

Thanks everyone for the kind comments......I have a real hard time thinking that Aflatoxin was the cause......never even crossed my mind until I read this thread.  The dog was a large white Lab and while he didn't seem to eat like he used to, he didn't appear at all to be losing weight and seemed perfectly fine the day before he died.  

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Bugeye
Senior Contributor

Re: Well It Was Bound To Happen

Here you go RT. It says dogs can look healthy at night and be dead in the morning. http://vet.sagepub.com/content/3/4/331.full.pdf
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rayjenkins
Veteran Advisor

Re: Well It Was Bound To Happen

RT....assume you may still have the dogfood....if so, you may want to hang onto it until fully resolved...

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ECIN
Senior Advisor

Re: Well It Was Bound To Happen

I'm not here to bash any company here , BUT do think it's important for you people out west that this may effect , here's the info off the company web-site .

 

2/22/2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hy-Vee issues voluntary recall of certain dog food products
Routine testing identifies higher-than-normal contaminant levels in select products

WEST DES MOINES, IA – Hy-Vee, Inc. today issued a voluntary recall of certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food due to elevated levels of a chemical contaminant commonly found in corn.

Routine random tests conducted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture indicated higher-than-normal levels of aflatoxin in some samples of Hy-Vee dog food produced at a Kansas City plant operated by Pro-Pet, LLC.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities.  Pets which have consumed this product and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should consultant a veterinarian.

The recalled products carry three different “Best By” dates and were distributed to Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin between October 26, 2012 and January 11, 2013.

The following products are subject to the recall:
                   
Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 34-lb.
UPC:  07545005647
Lot # ending with:    29812KC
“Best By” Date:    11/24/13

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 8-lb
UPC: 07545005667
Lot # ending with:    29812KC
“Best By” Date:    11/24/13

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 4.4-lb.
UPC: 07545005665
Lot # ending with:    29812KC
“Best By” Date:    11/24/13

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 4.4-lb.
UPC: 07545005665
Lot # ending with:    29912KC
“Best By” Date:    11/25/13

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow Bag) – 20-lb.
UPC: 07545005680
Lot # ending with:    29312KC
“Best By” Date:    11/19/13

Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow Bag) – 4.4-lb.
UPC: 07545005560
Lot # ending with:    29312KC
“Best By” Date:    11/19/13

The recall is limited to the products, sizes and code dates listed above. No other Hy-Vee dog food products or code dates are affected by the recall.

Customers are urged to check the “Best By” dates on any product they have at home and refrain from feeding any of the recalled products to their pets. Any bags of Hy-Vee dog food subject to the recall, whether opened or unopened, may be returned to Hy-Vee stores for a full refund.

Hy-Vee officials emphasized the recall is voluntary and only conducted as a precautionary measure. No illnesses have been reported in dogs consuming the product, and the product does not pose a health risk to humans handling it. Hy-Vee officials have also removed all potentially affected products from Hy-Vee stores.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-289-8343. This number is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST

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roarintiger1
Honored Advisor

Re: Well It Was Bound To Happen

I'll say again that I highly doubt that this is the cause of our dog's death.  However, I believe that the dog food came from a plant that definately had drought affected corn this past year in it's area.  I will be keeping the bag of dog food until I am satisfied that this was not the cause of death.  More than likely we will never really know for sure what happened.

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