So if you get a dog food that doesn't contain any fish meal or fish ingredients does that mean that there is no ethoxyquin in the food?
is chicken fa used in the same way as canola oil,salmon oil?Ethoxyquin is a preservative in fish meal. If there is no fish anything in the food...you are probably good....
If you buy a quality dog food it should have Salmon Oil in it over canola or flaxseed....thus the manufacturer better state that it is Ethoxyquin free.
exactly. there are a bunch of manufacturers who use the claim "we dont use ehtoxyquin" or state we preserve with mixed tocopherals. this doesn not mean their suppliers are not using it, it only tells you what the manufacturer has put in themselves. unless they put something in writing stating they dont add it AND their suppliers dont use it, then i will assume it is in their fish products.The loophole they have is that manufacturers don't have to disclose if their SUPPLIERS use ethoxyquin, only if they add it themselves. All Natura, Fromm, Champion, Petcurean products are ethoxyquin free.
i honestly am not hugely concerned about the ethoxyquin content in my dog's canidae grain free. this is for 2 reasons. the first reason is that taste of the wild claims that the cooking process eliminates most of the ethox. to less than .05 percent or something. i assume candiae uses the same cooking process since they are a lso made by diamonds facility.Ethoxyquin is only used to preserve fish MEALS ( not whole fish, so a food having salmon or herring or trout is fine...... salmon meal, herring meal, etc could be preserved with E.) All Diamond products with fish meal do contain ethoxyquin. The loophole they have is that manufacturers don't have to disclose if their SUPPLIERS use ethoxyquin, only if they add it themselves. All Natura, Fromm, Champion, Petcurean products are ethoxyquin free.
Champion Petfoods | F.A.QChampion’s Ethoxyquin standard is set at true trace level, not to exceed 5 ppm (parts per million) of Ethoxyquin, which is 0.0005%, or one half of one thousandth of 1% – the lower limit of what most certified laboratories are able to detect or measure.
see what i mean? if it's not one thing it's the other!!!!i have heard that commercial chicken feed is very E heavy. and that it is possible even if your dog food does not have fish, there is enough E in the chickens from eating the E heavy chicken food... your dog food might contain E.
i dont know how accurate this is.