Bisphenol A in Canned Dog Food May Increase BPA Concentrations in Pets


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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely used industrial chemical found in many household items, including resins used to line metal storage containers, such as food cans. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that short-term feeding of canned dog food resulted in a significant increase of BPA in dogs. Scientists believe that because of shared environments, dog exposure to BPA through canned foods could have human health implications.

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Blunt Force Trauma in Dogs
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Canine Chest Trauma

A major cause of serious and potentially life threatening chest damage in dogs can result from blunt force trauma. Automobile injuries, falls and kicks are the primary causes of blunt force trauma to the chest cavity.
The heart, lungs and airways are located within the chest cavity and are protected by ribs and chest wall muscles. The diaphragm is a thin muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. Trauma to the chest can result in bruising of the lungs and heart, lacerations of the lungs, bleeding or rupture of lungs or airways. Broken ribs, torn muscles and even tears of the diaphragm can occur. All injuries to the chest should be considered serious and immediate veterinary care is essential.
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