ON THE FOOD-TRAIL …….
Trying to find out what the regulations are about what can and can’t go into dog food is quite simply very very difficult! It seems to be controlled by EU regulations, and England, Scotland and Wales have their own version of this. One of the things we found out is that horses and rabbits are not covered by the same regulations as dogs and cats; this is because they are categorised as “food” animals. DEFRA is a good site to visit, but you need to follow up all the regulation numbers at the end of each paragraph and then try to decipher the complexity of it. There are a lot of fuzzy areas about which specific items within the three categories of Animal By-products (ABPs) are permissible.