The Kroger Co. announced yesterday a recall of select pet food packages from stores in 19 states. The company stated that some of these products may contain aflatoxin, a toxic chemical byproduct that could be harmful to dogs and cats.
The list of recalled food consists of:
- Pet Pride Cat Food
- Pet Pride Kitten Food
- Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food
- Kroger Value Cat Food
- Kroger Value Chunk Food
Most of recalled products have an expiration date of October 23 and 24, 2011. Signs of toxicity include sluggishness, lethargy, a reluctance to eat, a yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, and severe diarrhea. If your pet has been exposed to the list of foods listed above and is exhibiting any of these symptoms, see your vet immediately.
States involved in the recall are:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
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