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This May Be Killing Your Pet

By Dr. Andrew Jones

From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Website: http://www.petfoodrecallreport.com

Re: This may be killing your pet


Hello and Good Morning to you all!

I am almost fully recovered from a crazy weekend of emergencies – I had a dream that my cell phone was ringing, and I woke up to check it.

And I wasn’t even On Call –

Now that was not the dream I would prefer to have…

WHAT should I feed Doc?

That’s one pretty common question.

Here’s something that is in MOST Dog and Cat Food that I think you should really NOT feed:


This is a Inexpensive, yet effective chemical preservative found in MOST food. In some cases it may even be IN the food and NOT listed on the label.

IF it is ALREADY added in a Food ingredient from a supplier, then it does NOT have to be on the Dog or Cat Food Label ingredients.

Ethoxyquin has been linked to a host of chronic MEDICAL PROBLEMS – and the FDA even refers to these.

Here is what is on the FDA site:

Another pet food additive of some controversy is ethoxyquin, which was approved as a food additive over thirty-five years ago for use as an antioxidant chemical preservative in animal feeds.

Approximately ten years ago, CVM began receiving reports from dog owners attributing the presence of ethoxyquin in the dog food with a myriad of adverse effects, such as allergic reactions, skin problems, major organ failure, behavior problems, and cancer.

However, there was a paucity of available scientific data to support these contentions, or to show other adverse effects in dogs at levels approved for use in dog foods.

More recent studies by the manufacturer of ethoxyquin showed a dose-dependent accumulation of a hemoglobin-related pigment in the liver, as well as increases in the levels of liver-related enzymes in the blood. Although these changes are due to ethoxyquin in the diet, the pigment is not made from ethoxyquin itself, and the health significance of these findings is unknown.

More information on the utility of ethoxyquin is still needed in order for CVM to amend the maximum allowable level to below that which would cause these effects, but which still would be useful in preserving the food.

While studies are being conducted to ascertain a more accurate minimum effective level of ethoxyquin in dog foods, CVM has asked the pet food industry to voluntarily lower the maximum level of use of ethoxyquin in dog foods from 150 ppm (0.015%) to 75 ppm. Regardless, most pet foods that contained ethoxyquin never exceeded the lower amount, even before this recommended change.

Would YOU consume a CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVE daily?

Ah NO.

In fact I am pretty sure even MOST conventional doctors would advise AGAINST it.

Yet – we are STILL doing this to our dogs and cats.

WHAT should I do?

1. DON’T feed your dog or cat Ethoxyquin.

If you feed your pet Kibble, feed a Natural, Quality food.

I have a preferred list here:


2. Make some of your pet’s food at home.

…such as Stew that you would eat your self.

Last night Lewis ( my dog) had a feast of Beef Stew, while Cleo enjoyed Chicken Breast.

3. RAW – some is good – Lewis loves nothing better than a Raw Roast – He is now getting this at least once a week. I have extensive resources on feeding Raw at:


4. Supplement – I advise a quality anti-oxidant and Essential Fatty Acid Supplement.


P.S. I am really BIG on common sense – and you DON’T need a Scientific Study to tell you that consuming Chemical Preservatives is BAD.

STOP giving it to your dog and cat.

STOP putting it into your own body.

One of the SINGLE most important things that you can do to keep your dog and cat healthy and PREVENT disease is through food.


And to get the scoop on healthy foods go here:


It’s Your Pet. Heal Them At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM










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Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM