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    Can someone help me understand preservatives in dog foods.

    What type of preservatives are in Eukanuba, vs Iams, are they the same because they are made by the same company?

    What type of preservatives do Pro Plan use too vs Eukanuba.

    The reason for asking is we are now wondering if that has anything to do with my dog's mast cell tumours .??

    What foods have the best if I can call them - preservatives??

    Thanks. I would really like to know about this.

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    DefaultRe: preservatives

    This article might help you;

    http://www.executec.com/nutra.htm

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    DefaultRe: preservatives

    Thanks for the link. I will check it out.

    Still curious to know if anyone knows what preservatives are in Eukanuba and or Iams and pro plan that might not be on the label.

    Thanks again.

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    DefaultRe: preservatives

    If it's in the food, it has to be on the label.
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    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
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    No Bob. If the company adds it, it must be on the label. A dog food company DOES NOT have to list a preservative that they themselves did not add.

    What that means is there still could be Ethoxiquin or other chemical preservatives in that dog food. US Coast Guard regulations state that any fish meal must be preserved with Ethoxyquin. This was news to me too until someone actually pointed out the regulation on the US Coast Guard site.

    I think every dog food has traces of ethoxyquin in it. One way or another it is my belief that its there and you just pray its at trace amounts. (site owner's opinion only) This is why I clarified my comments above regarding ethoxyquin. Its probably in the food, you just don't want to see it also on the label. That means the dog food company added it. Remember, they don't have to list it if THEY didn't add it.

    We have ethoxyquin in some human foods and its used also in animal feed. So that chicken that is used for your dog's food might very well have ethoxyquin in it.




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    Thanks for your info. Does anyone know what the preservtives are in the eukanuba, iams and pro plan?? Thanks

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    Read the bag. It tells you what the preservative is on the label. Most of the time its mixed-tocopherols, which is a form of Vitamin E.



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    Thank you, Laura -- I sure didn't know that and I'm wiser (but sadder) to find that out.
    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    The companies are very sneaky when it comes to this stuff.



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