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Study: Raw dog food often contains drug-resistant bacteria

A study presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases found high levels of multidrug-resistant enterococci in frozen raw food for dogs sold in the EU, and another found that two healthy people and one dog with a skin infection had the MCR-1 gene mutation for colistin resistance. Another study presented at the conference found that owning a pet does not appear to significantly raise the risk for colonization with drug-resistant pathogens.

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