Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. has recalled four different lots of dry cat and dog pet food after an investigation revealed that some of their products contained potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin.

Certain Sportmix pet food products are being linked to the death of at least 28 dogs and at least 8 more becoming ill according to FOX news.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture tested many samples of the food and found high levels of toxicity.

Pets that have been poisoned by the toxin may seem sluggish and have a loss of appetite. They may also experience vomiting, jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes or gums due to liver damage) and/or diarrhea, the FDA said. In some cases, pets may also suffer from liver damage without even showing symptoms.

Pets are far more susceptible to this poison due to the fact that they typically have the same diet, eating the same food over and over causing the toxin to accumulate in the pets system.

For your pets safety:

-Discard the food.

-Wash and sanitize your pets bowl.

-Wash and sanitize the area the food was stored.

-Contact your veterinarian at the first sign of possible symptoms.

We hope you, and your 4 legged family members have a safe and happy new year.

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