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The Hidden Danger in Your Pet’s Food Bowl

Known to cause acute toxic illness and cancer in animals and humans, and considered among the most carcinogenic substances on the planet. Cats and dogs are more sensitive to this than many other animals.

aflatoxin contamination in pet food


  • If you buy ultraprocessed pet food for your dog or cat, you’re actually buying animal feed by another name; it’s important to know the difference between feed and food, especially when it comes to contaminants like aflatoxins
  • Aflatoxin contamination has been the cause of many major disease outbreaks and pet food/feed recalls over the last 20+ years, and are known to cause acute toxic illness and cancer in both animals and humans
  • The five pet food/feed ingredients most like to be contaminated by aflatoxins: corn, peanuts, cottonseed meal, tree nuts, and oilseeds
  • Aflatoxicosis is chiefly a disease of the liver, causing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, reproductive issues, anemia, and jaundice
  • Additional “unavoidable” contaminants in pet food/feed: arsenic, mercury, PCBs, BPA, dioxins

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