Do our products contain thyroid?
We use animal by-products for our raw food products. These raw materials consist of all kinds of parts such as organ meats, backs and necks. With some raw materials there is a risk that the thyroid gland is still present, such as necks and throats. The risk of this is that thyroid hormone may still be present in the tissue of the thyroid gland, which can cause health problems in dogs and cats.
To make sure that these raw materials do not contain (remnants of) thyroid tissue, we have them analyzed for iodine content. The thyroid hormones T3 and T4 consist mainly of iodine. If the amount of iodine in the diet is low, there may not be much T4 in it. These analyzes showed that throats contain a high iodine content, which is why we do not use them. Other raw materials such as chicken necks and duck necks contain little iodine (less than 0.1 mg/kg), so these are used in a number of products.