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Dog and Cat Food Nutrition / Pet Food News / Pet Food Ingredients / Research Notes / Pet Food Safety
on April 10, 2018

High phosphorus levels in cat food may cause kidney damage

Animal nutrition scientists suggested that commercial cat food manufacturers reassess the amount phosphorus-containing ingredients they use in their products.

Animal nutrition scientists suggest that commercial cat food formulators reassess the amounts and types of phosphorus-containing ingredients they use in their products. Those researchers found evidence that when phosphate concentrations in cat food exceed the required daily dose, it may damage healthy cats’ kidneys.

“GRAS [generally recognized as safe] may…

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