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None of the recipes meet recommendations for essential nutrients for adult cats

Date
7 May 2019
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Two environmental chemicals induce similar effects on human and dog sperm

Date
6 March 2019
Abstract

Methylmercury is an organic form of mercury that is well recognized for its bioaccumulation in aquatic species. Consumption of fish contaminated with methylmercury poses a toxicological health risk to both humans and animals. Salmon is an increasingly common ingredient in commercial pet foods...

Author(s)
Sires, R. A.; Fascetti, A. J.; Puschner, B.; Larsen, J. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc, Orlando, USA
Citation
Topics in Companion Animal Medicine, 2019, 35, pp 6-10
Abstract

Commercial pet foods should be safe for long-term feeding. However, recent recalls and lawsuits have eroded public trust in pet food companies and products. Recent studies have identified high concentrations of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, in pet food products. Here we posit that pet food products ...

Author(s)
Dunham-Cheatham, S. M.; Klingler, K.; Peacock, M.; Teglas, M. B.; Gustin, M. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 684, pp 276-280
Abstract

The popularity of raw meat-based diets (RMBDs) for pets has been increasing in the last years. Owners see in RMBDs a more natural and healthier viable alternative to commercial petfood even if the actual benefits remain unproven. However, most people are unaware of the risks related to the feeding...

Author(s)
Morelli, G.; Ricci, R.
Publisher
Point Vétérinaire Italie s.r.l., Milano, Italy
Citation
Summa, Animali da Compagnia, 2019, 36, 4, pp 25-31
Abstract

Reports of raw meat pet food containing zoonotic foodborne bacteria, including Salmonella, Escherichia coli, and Listeria monocytogenes, are increasing. Contaminated raw pet food and biological waste from pets consuming those diets may pose a public health risk. The U.S. Food and Drug...

Author(s)
Jones, J. L.; Wang LeYi; Ceric, O.; Nemser, S. M.; Rotstein, D. S.; Jurkovic, D. A.; Rosa, Y.; Byrum, B.; Cui Jing; Zhang Yan; Brown, C. A.; Burnum, A. L.; Sanchez, S.; Reimschuessel, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2019, 31, 2, pp 235-240
Abstract

Salmonella enterica is a major human pathogen that is responsible for 23,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States. Contact with contaminated pet food and infected companion animals can transmit salmonellosis to humans. Recent multistate human outbreaks of salmonellosis linked to...

Author(s)
Chen ChiHung; Yin HsinBai; Abhinav Upadhayay; Brown Stephanie; Kumar Venkitanarayanan
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2019, 296, pp 1-7
Abstract

Background: Concerns about the contamination of meat products with undeclared meats and new regulations for the declaration of meat adulterants have established the need for a sensitive test to detect meat adulteration. To address this need, Microbiologique, Inc. has developed ELISA assays that can ...

Author(s)
Ha YoungSil; Thienes, C. P.; Agapov, A. A.; Laznicka, A. V.; Han SukKyun; Nadala, C.; Samadpour, M.
Publisher
AOAC International, Gaithersburg, USA
Citation
Journal of AOAC International, 2019, 102, 1, pp 189-195
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Total fiber correlated with glyphosate, suggesting a plant-based origin

Date
25 October 2018
News Article

Raw meat diets a risk to animal and human health, experts warn

Date
15 January 2018

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