What is this ingredeint exactly?
Wellness also guarantees this, as does , Solid Gold, Canidae (well they used to, not sure about since they changed formulas, etc), Nature's Variety, California Natural, Innova, Natural Balance, and a few others. There ARE quite a few companies that do not use it and do not buy from suppliers that use it.Orijen's 6 fish dog food is the only dog food with fish in it that I know does not use/buy fish that have been treated with Ethoxyquin. If your looking for a great fish based dog food I would recommend Orijen's ( any of thier dog foods). My 11 month old Newf loves it!! I also give him Human grade Wild Alaska Salmon, Sardines, Mackerel Daily with his food.
I'm chiming in.It is illegal to use ethoxyquin in human food.
It's been a couple of years since I read all this but I think it is pretty accurate. :smile: If it's not, i'm sure someone will chime in. :smile:
I wouldn't say it's going to have a negative effect.You are right that EQ IS in human foods.
My thing is if the dog is fed the same food with EQ in it 150PPM they eat that food everyday for so many years does it build up enough to become harmful?
IMO, thats where the problem is. Sure in small doeses its fine but when it is eaten all the time it is going to cause a negative effect.
i personally don't trust any pet food company that puts ethoxyqin in their foods, i don't care what dosage amount; it shouldn't be in there in my opinion.
Given the fact, that there are other natural preservatives that can do a similar job that ethoxyquin does, but do it safely, i don't understand why it's still allowed.
Ethoxyquin was originally approved by the fda as a grain preservative that could be used in animals raised for slaughter so long as those animals were not fed those grains containing it for more than two years...
To me that says something big in and of itself about long term usage for large animals, let alone feeding it to your dogs...
The department of agriculture lists ethoxyquin as a pesticide...would you give any dosage of a pesticide to your pet no matter how small it was?
I don't think if you feed your pet something with ethoxyquin in it that your pet is going to kill over right then and there...however, i think, if you could look at it from a cellular view point and see what ethoxyquin is actually doing inside your pets body in the long term, i think you'd think twice before giving your pet something preserved by it.
That being said, most foods that are preserved with ethoxyquin, in my opinion, have a whole slew of other problems tied to them, and the companies selling them, again, in my opinion, don't really have your pet's health as their number one interest.
I found an interesting fact concerning ethoxyquin and the amounts pets get of it when i was looking into it years ago....they said
"take a dog food preserved with ethoxyquin and feed the average dog (44 lbs) by the label instructions and that dog will consume 26 lbs of ethoxyquin in 1 years time."
Canidae/Felidae Pet Foods Per Diamond Pet Food (manufacturer) “all fish meal, ocean fish meal, and salmon meal ingredients are preserved with ethoxyquin.”Wellness also guarantees this, as does , Solid Gold, Canidae (well they used to, not sure about since they changed formulas, etc), Nature's Variety, California Natural, Innova, Natural Balance, and a few others. There ARE quite a few companies that do not use it and do not buy from suppliers that use it.
Nov 2004: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/factsheets/0003fact.pdfAlso, did anyone know that there is not a single scientific paper out there stating that ethoxyquin causes any harm to animals when used at or below its approved dosage? (150ppm)
You can find plenty of trustworthy sources stating Ethoxyquin is harmful is in doses 33 or more times (depending on the test animal) the allowed level in petfood, but none saying anything bad about levels around the permitted level of 150ppm. If it was proven harmful, then it would not be approved for use.
Do you really believe that statement? All of the following are linked to cancer and still widely used in human and pet food. It took me all of 10 minutes to find this small sampling of harmful yet approved chemicals!Originally Posted by FriskFantastic
If it was proven harmful, then it would not be approved for use.