Dog food can be recalled for a few reasons. Many recalls are voluntary but usually are initiated after incidents of dogs getting sick or dying. We will post up to date dog food recalls to help inform those of you still feeding commercial dog food. We hope this helps.
What is the main reason for a dog food recall?
The main reason for a dog food recall is high levels of aflatoxin. Aflatoxins are toxic compounds produces by molds that are highly toxic. The aflatoxins can cause liver failure and cancer. Corn and soybeans are generally the source of the molds and the aflatoxin. Often the mold is grown when there is an exceptionally wet growing season or when the grain is store improperly.
Mold can also be grown if the finished dog food is store improperly in your home. Always store commercial dog food in a cool and dry place.
If your dog has eaten dog food with high aflatoxin levels he will become very sick and may even die. It is important to seek veterinary care immediately.