Research & Resources

Research & Resources

Product Studies (Dry Kibble, Canned, Dehydrated, Raw)
Guidelines for helping clients formulate meat-based diets that meet AAFCO, NRC & European Standards – IVC Journal

Amino Acids
What Are Amino Acids?
Worried about grain-free diets and heart disease? – IVC Journal
Amino Acids and Muscle Loss with Aging – NCBI
Muscle Wasting and Protein Metabolism – Tufts University

Glyphosate
Glyphosate Shown to Disrupt Microbiome at Safe Levels
Glyphosate, Pathways to Modern Diseases, Celiac Sprue and Gluten Intolerance
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Toxicological and Environmental Evaluation of Pesticide Residue in Foods
FDA Questions and Answers on Glyphosate

Vitamin D
The Effect of Diet on Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations in Dogs
A New Study Shows Dogs with Low Vitamin D are at Risk for Cancer
FDA on Vitamin D Toxicity in Dogs
Why So Many Excess Vitamin D Recalls?

Nutritional Minerals
Analytical Research Labs Mineral Information
Iron Toxicity in Dogs
Zinc Toxicosis in Dogs – Merck Veterinary Manual
Magnesium Toxicity in Dogs – PetMD
Copper Toxicity in Dogs – Merck Veterinary Manual
Hypercalcemia in Dogs and Cats – Merck Veterinary Manual
Manganese Toxicity (from Joint Supplement Overdose) – Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Selenium Toxicity – Merck Veterinary Manual

Phthalates
Phthalates – Toxic Chemicals in Vinyl Plastic
Phthalates and Diet – NCBI
Phthalates Factsheet – CDC
Phthalates Banned in Children’s Toys – American Chemistry Counsil

DNA
DNA Analysis of Food and Feed – Eurofins
Cross-Contamination in Canine and Feline Dietic Limited-Antigen Wet Diets – NCBI
Identification of Meat Species in Pet Foods Using PCR Assay – Science Direct
FDA Misbranding

Aflatoxins
Mycotoxins – NCBI
Mycotoxins and the Pet Food Industry – Toxicological Evidence and Risk Assessment – Science Direct
Controlling Mycotoxin Contamination in Pet Food
Aflatoxin B1
Ochratoxin A and Human Health Risk – NCBI
Zearalenone

Phytic Acid
Phytic Acid in Health and Disease – NCBI
Organophosphates (Toxicity) – Merck Veterinary Manual
Minerals and Antinutrient (Phytic Acid) Constituents – NCBI
Antinutrients – Science Direct

Macronutrients
Macronutrient Intake and Cancer – American Association of Cancer Research
Nutritional Facts About Macronutrients in Cancer – Transworld Research Network
The Ratio of Macronutrients, Not Caloric Intake, Dictates Cardiometabolic Health, Aging and Longevity in Ad Libitum- Fed Mice – NCBI
Pet Food Labels – FDA
How to Calculate a Guaranteed Analysis – AAFCO

B-Vitamins
What are they?
NCBI – B Vitamins and Choline – Overview and Methods
Symptoms of general deficiency
Niacin and Pets

Veterinary Drug Residue
What Are Drug Residues?
FDA on Drug Residues
Science Direct – Veterinary Drug Residues in Meat: Concerns for Rapid Methods for Detection

Pentobarbital
What is Pentobarbital
FDA Regulation Against Pentobarbital in Pet Foods

Pathogens
Difference Between Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Bacteria
Infective Dose of Foodborne Pathogens in Volunteers
Salmonella Outbreak Caused by Dry Dog Food 2007
Salmonella Outbreak Caused by Dry Dog Food 2012

BPA
Bisphenol A: An Endocrine Disruptor with Widespread Exposure and Multiple Effects
Bisphenol A in Pet Food

Heavy Metals
PetMD – Arsenic Poisoning in Dogs
Cadmium Toxicity
PetMD – Lead Poisoning in Dogs
Merck Vet Manual – Mercury Poisoning in Dogs
Analytic Research Lab Heavy Metal Information
EPA Lead & Copper Rule
EPA Chemical Contaminant Rules
FDA Lead Exposure to Children
FDA Regulations and Guidance to Industry Lead Limits in Food

Regulation in Pet and Agricultural Feed
Truth About Pet Food
NGPFMA
Food Regulation Facts Alliance

AGE’s (carcinogens)
Science Direct – Accumulation of Advanced Glycation End Products in Canine Atherosclerosis
NCBI – Advanced Glycation End Products and Bone Fractures
CANWI Institute

Lectins, Trypsin Inhibitors and other Antinutrients
Research Gate – Antinutrients in Food
NCBI – Reduction of Phytic Acid and Enhancement of Bioavailable Micronutrients in Grain Foods
Science Direct – Trypsin Inhibitors
Research Gate – Saponins and their Biological Activities

Sterilization Techniques (Radiation, Ozone, HPP, Fermentation and much more) – Coming Soon

Lipid Oxidation
Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry – Oxidized Lipid Depress Canine Growth, Immune Function and Bone Formation
NCBI – The Impact of Rendehred Protein Meal Oxidation Level on Shelf Life, Sensory Characteristics and Acceptability in Extruded Pet Food
Science Direct – Lipid Peroxidation

PBDE’s – Polybrominated Diphenyl Esters
EPA Technical Fact Sheet
Elevated PBDE Levels in Pet Cats – Sentinels For Humans
Veterinary Endocrinology – Flame Retardants (PBDEs) and Hyperthyroidism in Cats
Flame Retardant Dangers and Your Dog


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