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In about 500 words, write a summary regarding Melamine in dog, infant formula, and in dairy products.

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Melamine is an organic base and a trimer of cyanamide, with a 1,3,5-triazine skeleton. Ingestion of melamine can lead to reproductive damage and/or bladder or kidney stones, which may then cause bladder cancer. A 1953 study found that dogs fed 3% melamine for a year displayed the following changes in their urine: (1) reduced specific gravity, (2) increased output, (3) melamine crystalluria, and (4) protein and occult blood.

Source: T.W. Tusing, "Chronic Feeding - Dogs", cited by "Summary of toxicity data - trichloromelamine" by California Environmental Protection Agency, last revised on 04-02-2002.

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The expert discusses what melamine is and how it sometimes get into dog food, infant formula, and dairy products.