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Dog Death Toll Rises Due To Diamond Dog Food Aflatoxin

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Dogs keep dying: Many owners remain unaware of toxic Diamond Dog Food pet food Cornell News Service, January 6, 2006 Even though 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. While dogs keep dying from eating pet food tainted with aflatoxin, Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is announcing it has developed protein tests that accurately indicate a dog’s liver failure caused by the toxin. Dog owners may want to seek veterinary testing for animals that have been fed affected lots of food even if they are apparently well. Recent experience has shown that apparently healthy dogs can develop liver damage after 2-3 weeks. Please check the Diamond Pet Food website...

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Diamond Dog Food Pet Food Recalled Due To Aflatoxin Mold

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(Editor’s Note: Please read the Diamond Dog Food Aflatoxin Poisoning Kills Dozens of Dogs update at the bottom of this story) Diamond Pet Food has discovered aflatoxin in a product manufactured at the company’s Gaston, South Carolina facility. They have elected to recall products in the areas affected by this situation. What is Aflatoxin? According to a statement on the Diamond Pet Food website, aflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus, on corn and other crops. The fungus develops on crops during years with severe high temperature stress and drought. What products are affected? Products formulated with corn at their facility in Gaston, South Carolina may be affected by this situation (see complete list below). The Gaston facility date codes are unique from other Diamond facility codes in that either...

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Bush White House Christmas Holiday Dog Video

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According to the official Bush White House website, the video features a “Barney Cam” short film of the presidential dog Barney learning to share the spotlight with his sister, Miss Beazley, during her first Christmas at the White House. “Not high art” says the DogExplorer.com Big Dog, but family friendly fun nonetheless. Click this link to view A Very Beazley Christmas – The President Bush White House Dog Video (A new window will open) Looking for premium dog food for your special friends? We have a great selection of raw dog food, organic dog food, and other great dog foods for you to consider. Please support DogExplorer.com with a donation. The dog picture contest has now ended for the...

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Carmel California Dog Friendly Town

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Thanks in part to Doris Day and her Cypress Inn, the lovely seaside town of Carmel, California, is one of the most tail waggingly friendly places to visit with your canine companion. From the off leash Carmel Beach to the numerous hotels and restaurants, Carmel clearly has the doggy door open for business. You can stay overnight at the Carmel Mission Inn (owned by Clint Eastwood), the Tradewinds Inn and the Lodge at Pebble Beach. While visiting, consider a meal outside on the patio with your pooch at Alsatian Coq D’Or, the Forge in the Forest, Buon Giorno...

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Sam, the World’s Ugliest Dog, Has Passed Away

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A DogExplorer.com Exclusive Sam, a Chinese Crested Dog entered in our World’s Ugliest Dog contest and known throughout the world as Sam, the World’s Ugliest Dog, has passed away. He was nearly fifteen. We were notified of his death during a phone call with his owner, Susie Lockheed, today. Anyone who has spent anytime with Susie and Sam would know that she adored him, and, he adored her. Sam helped Susie through some difficult health issues and Susie also credits him for helping her find her fiance. In addition to the love she showered on the little dog, Susie likely also saved his life when her fostering him on a temporary basis turned into an adoption. Sam was getting on in years, not the most social of dogs and very hard to adopt out as a result. Susie saw...

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