Click here to learn more.
Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy, distributed to 16 eastern and southern states, has been recalled after testing positive for high levels of a toxin produced by fungus growing on the food that can cause liver problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
Procter & Gamble, which manufactures Iams, said the recall involves a single production lot of Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food with unacceptably high levels of aflatoxin. The food has “Use By” or expiration dates of Feb. 5 or Feb. 6, 2013, and is sold in 7-pound, 8-pound and 17.5-pound bags.
The puppy food has been distributed in the following states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. P&G said the food has already been removed from store shelves.
Pet owners who bought the food are asked to call Procter & Gamble weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST at 866-908-1569 if they want to replace the product, get a refund or have questions.
Symptoms of illness due to excessive consumption of the toxin, the FDA said, include sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea. If your pet has eaten this food and has any of these symptoms, you are urged to contact a veterinarian.
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank You For Signing Up
for the Petwire newsletter, sending you all the pet news each week directly to your inbox.
Get the latest pet news, tips, tricks, and expert advice sent right to your inbox!
Sparky the dog's owner pulled him from an icy lake, and then the pup helped two men rescue his owner after she…
Ignoring your pup's bouncing and giving him something to carry in his mouth are a few simple ways to prevent…
Between the ages of 7 and 9, your cat is old enough to have some stable wisdom but still young enough for whimsical…
If you travel a lot or can’t afford a dog’s health care costs, maybe it’s not the right time to…
If your pup is tearing up the house while you’re gone, that could be a sign that she needs more physical…
The gentle, affectionate and sociable Selkirk Rex is a good traveler and excellent therapy cat.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.