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Pets and food poisoning: It’s not just humans

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  
Posted by: Emily Becker
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Michigan State University Extension

We know that Salmonella and Listeria monocytogens are food poisoning problems that can make humans ill, but did you know that they can also pose a risk for our four-legged friends? “Raw pet food consists primarily of meat, bones and organs that have not been cooked and are more likely than cooked food to contain organisms that can make your dog or cat sick,” says William J. Burkholder, DVM, PhD, Veterinary Medical Officer in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Division of Animal Feeds. The FDA states that raw food can make animals sick, as well as humans if it isn’t handled properly…

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