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    Question Ethoxyquin and Fish Meal

    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?

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    Here's Wikipedia's information on ethoxyquin:

    Ethoxyquin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    From the sound of it, it is very possible that ethoxyquin could be used as a preservative in another ingredient. I guess you could always call up the food company and ask them...hopfully they would know the answer.

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    Thanks for your reply and the link. While doing my searching it seemed that it is mostly related to preserving fish, but now I understand that it can be used in more ingredients.....what nasty stuff.....

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    Dog foods that include BHT, BHA, Ethoxyquin, are a potential cancer risk. Dogs can have skin conditions because of the preservatives. They're chemicals used to preserve the food for a long time. Ethoxyquin is used in consumer products like spices, but you would have to eat a lot of that particular spice, to be consuming what a dog eats! People have done a lot of complaining about the use of Ethoxyquin in their dogs food (YEAH) and the manufactures are going to a more natural preservative ~different vitamins ~spices~other ways to preserve dog foods. For the manufactures of the dog foods its good for us to know they have gone away from the bad chemicals and for them it means a shorter shelf life of the dog food they are making which is fine! We really don't need dog food to be around for like a year! The manufacturer of the dog food is suppose to put how the fish is preserved on the labels.
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    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.

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    a person could always buy products from Natura and Champion and never have to worry about Ethoxyquin...

    Just a thought ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin bradley View Post
    a person could always buy products from Natura and Champion and never have to worry about Ethoxyquin...

    Just a thought ;)

    This is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyDog View Post
    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.
    is chicken fa used in the same way as canola oil,salmon oil?
    and whats it mean mixed with tropholiptus.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny & Maggie's Mom View Post
    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.
    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.

    "x company does not preserve with ethoxyquin" is a meaningless statement. if you want to be sure, contact your manufacturer and ask them to verify that they dont use it and their suppliers dont use it.

    U.S. based dog food manufacturers have to get a special permit before they may have their supplier preserve with something other than E.

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