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Smucker recalls canned cat food for choline chloride

These products are most commonly sold in pet specialty retailers and online throughout the United States and Canada.
The J. M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride.
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By 2024, e-commerce pet product sales may be top channel

By 2024, industry analysts forecast that e-commerce will become the top retail sales channel for pet products.
Two major players in the pet food e-commerce space, Chewy.com and Amazon, lead online sales with three quarters of the market and seem likely to maintain that dominance.
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Confront DCM with dog food supplements, DNA tests

Geneticists have examined DCM in dogs, looking for unknown connections to the heart disease.
While scientists still have much to learn about what causes dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs, pet food companies do have tools to deal with DCM while researchers look for answers.
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Diet, genetics play roles in canine DCM; Mysteries remain

The ultimate causes of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) may be diverse, complex and specific to each case, as opposed to a simple cause and effect with certain grain-free dog foods.
Among more than 150 published studies related to DCM, researchers didn’t find any firm connection among cases of DCM and grain-free dog food.
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Pet food flexible plastic packaging recycling report

A Materials Recovery For the Future research report detailed the successful collection, separation and preparation for recycling of flexible plastic packaging, like that used in pet food and treat bags.
In the United States, Nestlé Purina is a founding member of Material Recovery for the Future, which promotes a circular economy and stronger recycling infrastructure.
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Carnivora raw pet food recalled in Canada for E. coli

As of the recall date, the company had been made aware of four reports of illnesses in Canada. Approximately 1,803 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
On June 12, Canadian health officials announced the recall of Carnivora Fresh Frozen Patties for Dogs and Cats. The recalled pet food may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157 (E. coli) and there is risk of cross contamination and illness after handling the pet food.
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