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Hardly Anyone Is Feeding Their Dog Safely, a US Study Suggests

By DAVID NIELD, 13 APRIL 2022

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A new study has found that only a small fraction of dog owners are aware of the official guidelines for safely handling their pet’s food – in this case the guidelines set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US.

These guidelines cover how pet food should be stored and served, how food bowls should be cleaned and maintained, and how to report problems with food and treats.

The problem is, not enough people are aware of these simple tips to help avoid pets and owners from getting sick.

That’s not just the responsibility of dog owners but also of the FDA, the researchers say: they’re calling for these guidelines to be more widely publicized, and to be followed up with some rigorous scientific research to demonstrate their benefits.

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