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.
Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue.