May 2, 2010 - The first ingredient in this dog food lists pork meal
Eagle Pack Natural Dog Food Original Small Breed Chicken Meal & Pork Meal Formula Guaranteed Analysis
I feed my dogs Boka pork dog food. Never had any concerns with it. You will NOT get trichinosis from a cooked product, this parasite only comes from raw pork. Pork used in dog foods is also not treated or salted (that’s ham), it is the same thing as a pork loin. Giving dogs pork from our table could cause pancreatitis because it tends to be fatty, but if the pet food is using a pork meal the fat has been rendered out of it.
Pork tenderloin, pork chops, and even pork roast are all considered lean cuts, and are often leaner cuts of meat than a skinless chicken thigh . In fact, pork tenderloin has less calories and less fat than a skinless chicken breast. Additionally, many dog food products claim that lamb is a healthier and leaner meal options for your dog, but according to the 4 ounces of ground, raw lamb has almost double the calories and nearly 5 times the fat of pork, as you can see here:
The first ingredient in this dog food is pork meal
Original Chicken Meal and Pork Meal Formula Dry Dog Food
WHY IS PORK BAD FOR DOGS AND CATS? Many different misconceptions occur in dog and cat nutrition. For example, the best antioxidant which is known and approved for use in dog and cat foods is ethoxyquin. Just because a single unhappy and uninformed person first looked for information about ethoxyquin in the Merck Index, and found that ethoxyquin could be used for so many things, started a rumor quiz in publications and found others unhappy with their pet's condition and saw the ingredient ethoxyquin was an unknown ingredient to the pet owner on the label. That escalation caused extensive confusion and even concurrence by some pet food manufacturers prone to advertise rumors such as on the package, "Contains No Ethoxyquin", that America's dogs and cats are the victims and suffer from the need for that excellent antioxidant..some pet food manufacturers claim "No Soy" on the package and advertising. That is also detrimental to pets since some soy has a desirable and positive influence on the consuming pet. Pork is, on a moisture, protein, fat, mineral (ash) and environmental basis, equal to either beef or poultry. Beef connotes sturdiness and poultry generally reflects desirability by many meat-eaters. The enormous quantity of pork offal entering into the "meat and bone meal by-products" ranges from none in poultry and beef renderers to 100% in some swine product renderers. That pork-source by-product is equal to either the those products from the poultry or beef industries with those proximates just enumerated. A small difference is in the kind of fat (fatty acids) deposited in the dog or cat which produces less "solid" or with a lower melting point fat deposition with pork than beef, but except for some show-dogs that difference is not detectable by the owner. Poultry by-product meal produces even softer fat than pork. Thus, the avoidance of the word, "pork", avoids controversy with the non-knowledgeable pet owner and with some of those of various religions. That is why "pork by-product meal" is not shown on the list of ingredients, although "Pork by-product meal" can be shown if the manufacturer is so inclined. That elimination avoids any pet-owner controversy. Sorry for the "long-winded academic explanation to a logical simple question." Jim Corbin Professor Emeritus Department of Animal Sciences University of IllinoisThe first ingredient in this dog food lists pork meal. Pork meal is considered a and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh pork.