Corn is not for dogs! Ever wonder why?
Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product of certain fungi that can grow in corn. High doses of aflatoxins result in severe hepatocellular necrosis, and prolonged low dosages result in reduced growth rate and liver enlargement. Signs of ingestion include vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea and possibly jaundice if left untreated for an extended period of time.
Wet conditions can cause corn to become stressed, creating an ideal environment for fungi containing aflatoxin to grow, according to Tina Wismer, DVM, medical director of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal’s Animal Poison Control Center. Because fungi containing aflatoxins grow inside the corn kernels, they are difficult to detect before the corn is processed into food, and pockets of infected food can leave production facilities undetected.
Please look at the labels. This is very serious and in the summer can be a greater risk.
The Dogma Natural Pet Market
8420 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188
www.TheDogMaOnline.com = NO CORN!