Caring for your dog means being informed about updates in viable treatments and how to avoid problems, including those caused by trying to feed the very best food! Know one thing, if YOU didn't prepare it, there is a risk as is all too clearly evident in the following information on Diamond Dog Food. It could have been any prepared food! Be sure to read other articles to learn the safest and best way to care for and FEED your best friend.
dateline January 5,
Cornell's story follows but the Warning Notices have been on the Front Page of TheDogPress.com since December 26th. It has taken this long to get official recognition and comment from a leading veterinary University. Here's what our subscribers sent:
"It was on our news (WISTV, Columbia, SC) tonight that Diamond Dog food has been recalled. Something toxic causing liver failure, among other things, has contaminated the food. They have recalled all Diamond brand food. I think it is mostly in the South but if you know of anyone using it tell them to stop and return it to the store. 12/26 from Dotty MiloveMaltese@aol.com (Maltese Breed Representative)
More Details: Diamond Dog Food, distributed in 23 states from their manufacturing plant in Gaston, SC has been recalled. This is the kind of information that MUST be gotten out to dog people ASAP! I found out I have already fed 3 bags of the recalled food! Now, Iím worried sick about what can happen. In addition to the immediate symptoms of illness, aflatoxin can render adult livestock (such as pigs) sterile. One kernel of corn with aflatoxin WILL kill a horse! 12/26 from Beverly BEICHEL@stpaultravelers.com
Editor's comment: corn-based products are just one more reason to feed rice-based food if you use commercially prepared foods at all. More candid, truthful links following this informative article from Cornell -----------------
NEWS FROM CORNELL VETERINARY UNIVERSITY -
Diamond, Country Value and Professional brand dog foods have been recalled for
containing highly toxic aflatoxins, they have caused at least 100 dog deaths in
recent weeks, say Cornell University veterinarians, who are growing increasingly
alarmed. Some kennels and consumers around the nation and possibly in more than
two dozen other countries remain unaware of the tainted food, and as a result,
they continue to give dogs food containing a lethal toxin.
There is so much you DON'T KNOW about what you are feeding your dog. If you have the stomach for it...... Learn about what really goes in the food and why aflatoxin is only the tip of the iceberg. Diamond Dog Food served one good purpose - it brought media attention to still-unresolved problems.
Learn the truth
and why what's in the bag has little to do with what's on the label!