Because there are currently no AAFCO requirements to include this supplement in any dog food, pet owners may wish to consider the potential long term consequences of including this or any other controversial additive in any food when making a purchase.
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However, in her defense, I believe it’s all a matter of simple math. If the FDA limits ethoxyquin (EQ) content to 75 ppm in a finished product… then it stands to reason that the most dangerous situation would be applying that same limit on direct addition to a specific dog food as a preservative.
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Hmmm you say:
“If the FDA limits ethoxyquin (EQ) content to 75 ppm in a finished product… then it stands to reason that the most dangerous situation would be applying that same limit on direct addition to a specific dog food as a preservative.”
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While rodents are the usual subjects in toxicity tests, dogs are also an important test tool for food additives such as olestra (of gastrointestinal fame); cyclamate (a banned sugar substitute); and countless other compounds, which are administered at high doses in studies.In fact, many food additives such as BVO remain controversial long after tests in dogs were used to determine what a safe dose might be in human foods.How to video on getting your dog to eat dry dog food using a zero fat safe common additive. Helps your dog loose weight. Watch the video to find out what the secret ingredient is!Whole Dog Journal readers have learned how to identify the best commercial foods when they shop for their dogs. But whether you feed dry kibble or canned food, even the best commercial diets can be improved with the addition of appropriate fresh foods.