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Doggie din-dins

US dog lovers may well find it tricky to feed their animals over the next few weeks, after the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) found traces of pentobarbital in various brands of canned dog food.

Pentobarbital, a short-term acting barbiturate, is widely used and – as far as dogs go – is used to put them to sleep, permanently. Now that traces have been found in a wide variety of dog food, retailers are scurrying to remove famous brands from their shelves.

So the question is: how did the drug, which is used to kill dogs, get into dog food?

Picture source: Tony Alter