It is in fact the only form of "vitamin k" approved for dog food. K1 and K2 are not. The link above is from a well known Holistic Practioner that has written 9 books on Holistic Pet Care.I would not either.
Not until I am convinced it is safe and the fact it was pulled off the market for human foods speaks volumes.
I do not believe it is even "approved" for dog food
The link posted by the OP supports its use.
Below is the code of federal regulations on menadione
The dog food project page has a good bit of discussion on the topic as well.
I am not sure the jury is in either way.
CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21
Where is it specifically approved for dog food by the FDA?
I did a search of the actual FDA.gov site for menadione and came up blank on that.
I don't know if it does or does not do harm or if it is needed. It is needed in swine and poultry because the massive amount of antibiotics they are given (because of the conditions in which they are raised) kill the gut bacteria which manufacture it in these species.
If it is not natural and I don't know about its effects, why would I feed it when I can avoid it?
And if I want to avoid it, why does it matter? You can still go out and buy all the cheap food you want with menadione (and apparently even expensive stuff like Azmira)....
I have not fed my current dogs food with menadione and don't have any clotting disorders which I think I would know about since both have had surgery and some serious lacerations
Me either... banned in human food, my dog isn't eating it! No offense to anyone who likes it or feeds it....I personally wouldn't feed any food containing it to my dogs.
I found it on both the AAFCO& FDA website why don't you look harder. You will see that K3 is the only form approved K1 & K2 are not but they do not enforce it.sable123
I never said there was proven linkage. Several other internet articles have not said anything about proven linkage.
YOu have not answered my question
WHY is this foodstuff NOT allowed in human food?
WHERE has the FDA specifically approved its use in Dog food?
Listing of Food Additive Status Part II
Go to M and you can see both the poultry and swine approvals as well as the revokation for human use. It was revoked for human use in March of 1963, well before people were dosing up on GNC vitamins. I don't even know if GNC existed in 1963.
Why, instead of addressing the topic you started, are you now switching over to licorace and herbal supplements?