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The Truth About Pet Food By-Products

By-Product: A secondary product produced in addition to the principle product, according to the AAFCO Official Publication 2008.

Myth: Pet foods containing ingredients listed as “by-products” are inferior.

Truth: By-products are common ingredients in both human and pet food. A by-product is simple something produced in the making of something else.

By-products come from many different common ingredients that can be found in many food human and pet alike.

Vitamin E is a by-product of soybeans and vegetable oils such as flaxseed oil, rice bran oil, corn oil and soy oil are by-products extracted from the seeds that are processed for consumtion purposes.

By-products are sometimes listed as an ingredient in foods as well.

Pork, chicken, and beef liver are internal organs of animals used for human comsumption. Beet pulp is dried residue from sugar beets and tomato pomace comes from tomato skins, pulp and seeds.

Q: What do vitamin E, beef bouillon and lamb meal have in common?
A: They’re all by-products!

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Last updated: September 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

The province of Nova Scotia will enter Stage 5 of the COVID re-opening plan on September 15. Here is what Stage 5 will look like at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital:

  • Masks are required for all clients entering our hospital, as well as for all our staff
  • Telemedicine appointments are available to anyone who cannot wear a mask inside our hospital
  • 1 client per exam room allowed (exceptions will be made for end of life procedures)
  • Credit cards are the preferred method of payment
  • Curbside pickup of food and medication is still available. Please call ahead of time so that we can have your order ready upon your arrival. A reminder that we require 48 hours notice for food and prescription orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital