Pet Food Safety

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Japan implements certification for pet food salesmen

The latest in pet food-related certifications in the country will help those selling pet food guarantee the safety and high quality of the products on their shelves.
The latest in pet food-related certifications in Japan will help those selling pet food guarantee the safety and high quality of the products on their shelves.
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Owners unaware of potential illness from pet food

Researchers suggested that many Americans don’t wash their hands after feeding or playing with their cats and dogs and aren’t aware of the risk of contracting a foodborne illness from those activities.
Researchers suggested that many Americans don’t wash their hands after feeding or playing with their cats and dogs and aren’t aware of the risk of contracting a foodborne illness from those activities.
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Core species of dog, cat gut microbiome identified

A wide array of microbes dwell in the crevices of dogs’ and cats’ intestines, forming complex communities called the microbiome.
In dogs, 15 genera made up the core, while healthy cat guts hosted 17. Dawn Kingsbury, DVM, AnimalBiome chief veterinary officer, presented the results of a five-year research project at the ACVIM Forum 2020 in June.
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Benyfit raw beef dog food recalled in UK for Salmonella

Benyfit Natural Pet Food Ltd. recalled several types of frozen raw dog food products containing beef because the products might contain Salmonella, according to the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency.
These products have been sold by various independent pet food stores in the UK and online.
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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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DCM connection to grain-free dog food not found in review

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into correlations among certain dog foods and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has loomed over the pet food industry, with no resolution in sight, since July 2018.
More than 150 published studies didn’t reveal to researchers any firm connection between cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and grain-free dog food.
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