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FDA issues Alert to Potential Presence of Thyroid Hormones in Pet Foods and Treats

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and caretakers, veterinarians, and the pet food industry to be aware that pet food and treats made with livestock gullets (meat from the throat region) have the potential to contain thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones. Pets that eat food or treats containing thyroid hormones may develop hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs and usually triggered by thyroid cancer.

After two recent pet food recalls (Blue Buffalo and Wellness), FDA is issuing a warning/alert to consumers, vets, and the pet food industry regarding the risk to pets of food and treats made with “livestock gullets”. The FDA alert continues…

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Wow.  Feeding a pet these days is like playing Russian roulette. 
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