DCM, megaesophagus: diseases linked to dog food in 2018

On opposite sides of the planet, scientists and veterinarians observed associations among cases of two rare diseases and dog food in 2018.

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On opposite sides of the planet, scientists and veterinarians observed associations among cases of two rare diseases and dog food in 2018. In Australia, more than 100 dogs developed megaesophagus after eating Mars Petcare Australia Advance Dermocare dry dog food. In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about correlations between canine dilated cardiomyopathy and dog foods with high contents of legumes or potatoes, especially those marketed as grain-free. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “DCM, Megaesophagus: Diseases Linked to Dog Food in 2018.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 31 Dec. 2018, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7754-dcm-megaesophagus-diseases-linked-to-dog-food-in-2018.

Top 5 most searched-for pet food ingredients of 2018

In 2018, Petfood Industry readers searched for these five ingredients the most on the website.

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In 2018, Petfood Industry readers searched for insects, potatoes, CBD, taurine and fish the most number of times using the website’s search function. The five dog, cat and other pet food ingredients are listed in order of number of searches. The article with the most page views about that ingredient is included too. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “Top 5 Most Searched-for Pet Food Ingredients of 2018.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 27 Dec. 2018, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7752-top-5-most-searched-for-pet-food-ingredients-of-2018.

Evolving Food Market Drives Natural Color Innovation

New natural sources and clean technologies expands the developer toolbox

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It has been more than a decade since European packaged food manufacturers, spurred by a combination of consumer demand and regulatory changes, initiated a wave of conversions from synthetic to natural colors. More recently, a number of major North American packaged food brands and foodservice operators announced their intention to switch over to colors derived from natural sources. Read more.


Otto, Leo. “Evolving Food Market Drives Natural Color Innovation.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 13 Dec. 2018, http://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/121837-evolving-food-market-drives-natural-color-innovation.