Pet Food Safety

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Potential toxins found on dog and cat food packaging

The chemicals were not identified in the pet foods themselves. Bags from Purina Cat Chow Complete Chicken had the highest concentration of total PFAS, at 245 parts per billion (ppb).

The chemicals were not identified in the pet foods themselves. Bags from Purina Cat Chow Complete Chicken had the highest concentration of total PFAS, at 245 parts per billion (ppb).


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Switch pet food ingredients carefully, despite prices

As the saying goes, there are no free lunches. However, that doesn’t mean a pet food formulator can’t find a means to adjust a recipe according to what is available and affordable.

As the saying goes, there are no free lunches. However, that doesn’t mean a pet food formulator can’t find a means to adjust a recipe according to what is available and affordable.


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Salmonella rising in British raw meat pet food

Some of these Salmonella bacteria were from strains with resistance to drugs used to fight infection.

Raw meat pet food had the highest number of Salmonella contaminated samples of all the feeds tested by Animal and Plant Health Agency scientists.


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Argentine pet food exports may grow using quality control

Quality control procedures and certifications may help pet food makers in Argentina and around the world to expand distribution of their dog, cat and other pet food and treats.

Quality control procedures boost efficiency, ensure consistent pet food products and reduce the potential for recalls, but quality control can go beyond that to become a marketing tool for dog, cat and other pet food producers.


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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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The expectations and limitations of feeding trials

Companies conducting animal feeding trials for their products must go beyond requirements to get the information they need.

Learn about the expectations and limitations of feeding trials, as well as what companies are doing to ensure they get the best information possible from their research.


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