Ol’ Roy and ‘E’
Shame on you Walmart. Ol’ Roy Dog Food Soft & Moist is preserved with ethoxyquin.
I understand that Walmart caters to consumers that need to watch every penny (who doesn’t these days). But c’mon Walmart – ethoxyquin preserved dog food?
Ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative that my veterinarian – about 20 years ago – told me was the cause of my beloved dogs cancer. Back then, it was common for pet foods to be preserved with ‘E’. Today we typically only find ethoxyquin hidden in pet foods – used as a preservative of some ingredients such as fish meal without petsumer knowledge (thanks to pet food regulations pet food manufacturers ONLY have to list ingredients they add – not ingredients or preservatives added by a ingredient supplier).
It was somewhat of a surprise to me on a recent visit to the Walmart pet food aisles to find ‘E’ listed on the label – blatant use of a risky chemical preservative.
Shame on you Walmart. The least you could have done is hide your use of ‘E’ like so many other pet foods do. Seriously Walmart, the Association of Animal Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and the FDA work long and hard hours cleverly designing pet food regulations allowing pet food manufacturers the ability to hide risky ingredients from pet product consumers, hide country of origin of ingredients, and hide waste ingredients into safer sounding ingredient names…your disregard of this generosity of regulatory officials is sad.
On a true serious note…closely scan the ingredients of every food, treat or chew your pet consumes. If you see “Ethoxyquin” listed on the ingredient panel, you are taking serious risks with your pets health. Call the manufacturer of every food, treat or chew your pet consumes and ask them what preservative is used – by the ingredient supplier – for ingredients such as meat meals (example chicken meal, turkey meal, even meat and bone meal), fats (such as chicken fat or animal fat), fish meals and fish oils. If any ingredient is preserved with ethoxyquin, you are taking a risk with your pets health.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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