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Fungi and toxins found in veterinary dog, cat foods

Scientists at the Polish Academy of Sciences did not find these mycotoxins at levels above those allowed by European Union regulations.
Veterinary dog and cat foods may contain toxins left by fungi that infected the grain used to make the products, as well as the fungi itself.
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Quinoa pet food ingredients help, hurt Andean farmers

Pet food companies now use quinoa for its superfood reputation, but the popularity of the crop had repercussions for the people who first domesticated it.
While the nutritional benefits of quinoa may be straightforward, the economic, cultural and environmental factors related to the cultivation of quinoa hold complexities.
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Thorgersen Family Farm recalls raw llama meat pet foods

Thogersen Family Farm of Stanwood, Washington is voluntarily recalling raw frozen ground pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following varieties, packaged in two pound packs, are included in this recall: course ground rabbit, course ground mallard duck, ground llama, and ground pork frozen raw pet food.
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UK CBD-based pet food market hindered by VMD decision

The official Veterinary Medicines Directorate stance on CBD-based pet products as veterinary medicines means they require a marketing authorization to be sold.
CBD is becoming a hot ingredient in the pet food space, but regulations in different areas of the world present unique challenges to its acceptance and use.
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