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Aflatoxin Poisoned Diamond Dog Food Product Recall

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In a press release issued January 10, 2006, Diamond Pet Foods has updated and narrowed the list of aflatoxin poisoned dog food “Best By” dates. According to Diamond Pet Foods, “Testing of more than 2,700 finished product samples conducted by independent laboratories confirms that only Diamond Maintenance Dog and Diamond Premium Adult Dog with “Best By” dates of April 3, April 4, April 5 and April 11, 2007 are potentially toxic. Test results for all other products have not been toxic. Additionally Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul and Premium Edge brands have been tested and are negative for aflatoxin.” In the same press release, Mark Brinkmann, chief operations officer of Diamond Pet Foods stressed that products included in the original voluntary recall should be returned to retailers. Looking for premium dog food for your special friends? We...

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DogExplorer.com Best Dog Family Holiday Pictures Contest

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DogExplorer.com is seeking the best Winter holiday themed pictures of dogs and dogs with their families. However, the end of the DogExplorer.com Best Dog Family Holiday Pictures Contest is almost in sight. Voting will cease the morning of January 16, 2006. It is late in the game to enter, but you may still try (it is free) if you wish. It is not too late to vote on the current entrants like Sam (seen above). Please take a moment to register and vote if you have not done so already. The dog picture contest is still open for the...

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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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Cesar Millan and NGC series Dog Whisperer Back

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Cesar Millan, the star of the popular National Geographic Channel (NGC) series the “Dog Whisperer,” is coming back for a new season in a prime time slot and longer hour-long program block. Look for the show Friday nights at 8:00 pm ET/PT starting January 6, 2006. 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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