This article discusses the 2007 recall of canned pet food because of concerns about adverse effects on kidney function of cats and dogs. The discovery of melamine and cyanuric acid in the foods is detailed. Case studies, including clinical, pathology, histology, and toxicology findings, are presented. An attempt is being made to identify the minerals in the uroliths and kidney tissues of affected animals.
|Number of pages
|Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
|Published - Jan 2009
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
In addition to the educational gift provided by Hill's Pet Nutrition, parts of this work were performed in the Institute of Technology Characterization Facility, University of Minnesota, which receives partial support from the National Science Foundation through the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network program.
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- Cyanuric acid
- Uric acid monohydrate
- Wheat gluten