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What are some Purina products that have been recalled?

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Purina has recalled DuMOR Sheep Formula, a limited number of Purina ONE adult dry dog food, and many of its poultry feeds. The dog food was recalled due to salmonella contamination, and the sheep-formula and poultry feeds were recalled due to potentially harmful vitamin and mineral levels.

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Purina Animal Nutrition LLC recalled DuMOR Sheep Formula in Florida due to its elevated copper levels, which can cause copper toxicity and potentially death. Copper toxicity can lead to anemia, teeth-grinding, thirst, appetite disruptions, and discoloration of urine and mucous membranes. Sheep usually die one to two days after onset of symptoms.

Purina's feed plant in Portland, Oregon, recalled certain poultry feeds distributed in Washington and Oregon due to lower than acceptable vitamin and trace mineral levels. Lack of vitamins and minerals can result in health problems in poultry which can lead to death.

Purina also recalled a limited number of ONE adult dry dog food due to the risk of salmonella contamination. Symptoms of salmonella include fever, abdominal pain and decreased appetite. Pets left untreated may suffer from diarrhea or vomiting. Pets may also show no symptoms while carrying salmonella, but still transmit the infection to other pets or humans. Handling the contaminated product can also lead to infection in humans.

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