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Aflatoxin killed my boxer

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Roughly about 4 weeks ago.. My dog became ill. We didn't notice all the signs but when we did it was to late. My dog had ingested a fungus that was in his dog food and ate it for roughly 3 to 4 weeks before he passed. When we noticed he was sick the whites of his eyes had yellowed and we rushed him to the vet. The Vet was very good and ran many testsand began treating for a poisin. 24 hrs later he passed due to liver failure....Aflatoxin is found mainly on grain and nut products and many dog foods had recalled for this before. I just want everyone to be aware that this out there and look it up read about all the smyptoms ...
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So sorry for your loss.

What brand of dog food were you using?
I am so very sorry for the loss of your family memeber. Such a sad thing to happen. much appreciated that you are taking the time to warn others.
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What brand of dog food were you using?

boy thats very sad....very sorry
Very sorry for your loss and this is the last thing I got on the recall related to aflatoxin........

State Veterinarians have been made aware of a serious aflatoxin contamination problem in dog food manufactured by Diamond Pet Food.
when was the recall done sharon?  What are the symptoms of this infection
God bless you and your family as you deal with this loss. :cry:

Can you tell us what food you were using?
The only food he was eating was Pedigree Dry food  20 lb. We are waiting on the lab work. The food  was sent to Cornell for testing . Again the problem is it takes 3 to 4 weeks of eating this to get sick. At this point we had started another bag.
so sorry for your loss...but thank you for bring this to the attention to the rest of us.
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious pup. I'm thinking sweet thoughts in your direction. Keep your chin up. <3
I am terribly sorry for your loss!
OMG - Pedigree Dry Food (40 lb.) is what I'm feeding Merlin. What's a good brand to switch him to?
so sorry for your loss, thank you for letting us know, i believe some of the members feed that food to their boxers.
Very sorry to hear.  This would be big news if Pedigree tests positive for it.  Everything I've read has just said it was Diamond brands that were produced in one plant (Gaston, SC).  As you noted, aflatoxin can be found on many improperly stored grains and nuts, it is generally harmless to humans unless in large doses.  Is it possible your dog ate any human foods that could have possibly been tainted?  Please keep us posted.
[quote="superman\";p=\"84782":376r0nmh]The only food he was eating was Pedigree Dry food
So sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss, it hurts very much to loose a loved one, I know how you feel :cry:
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