Sportmix Pet Food Recalled Due to Potential Fatal Levels of Toxins
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If you purchase Sportmix pet food, be sure to read this!🐶🐱
On December 30th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of nine specific lots of Sportmix Pet Food following the deaths of at least 28 dogs, with at least eight others becoming ill. This brand of pet food is manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. Of note, no incidents with cats or humans have been reported.
The dogs died or became sick after eating Sportmix, which was found to be contaminated with lethal levels of aflatoxin, a toxin produced from mold. Pets usually eat the same diet of pet food every day, so a pet could easily ingest a toxic amount of a pet food contaminant.
Symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning in animals include sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, yellow tint to the eyes or gums, and/or diarrhea. In the most severe cases, a pet could die from toxicity.
Head here to find the recalled lots.
If you think you’ve purchased any of the recalled Sportmix Pet Foods listed, stop feeding it to your pet immediately and contact your pet’s vet – especially if they are showing any symptoms. Also, sanitize all pet food containers, bowls, and scoops with bleach. Consumers should contact the retailer where they purchased Sportmix Pet Food for instructions on a refund or replacement.
Direct contact information for Midwestern Pet Foods is 800-474-4163, ext. 455 or via email at email@example.com.
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