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Monday, August 5, 2013

What's Really In Store-Bought Dog Food

Most dog owners buy dog food instead of the hassle of cooking for them. We trust in the brand to supply our dogs with quality nutrition. But do we really know what we're feeding our dogs? Here's a list of the big brand dog foods and what they have in them. If I'm missing a dog food brand that you use, please state the name of it and what store you usually buy it from and I'll add it as soon as possible.

Glossary ( provided by AAFCO Definitions )
By-Product Meal: Chicken by-product meal consists of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.
Corn Meal: the entire ear of corn ground, without husks, with no greater portion of cob than occurs in the ear corn in its natural state.
Alfalfa Meal:   the aerial portion of the alfalfa plant, reasonably free from other crop plants, weeds and mold, which has been sun cured and finely ground.
Brewer's Rice: the dried extracted residue of rice resulting from the manufacture of wort (liquid portion of malted grain) or beer and may contain pulverized dried spent hops in an amount not to exceed 3 percent.
Animal Digest: material which results from chemical and/or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean and un-decomposed animal tissue. The animal tissues used shall be exclusive of hair, horns, teeth, hooves and feathers, except in such trace amounts as might occur unavoidably in good factory practice and shall be suitable for animal feed.
Corn Gluten Meal:  the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm.

Iams ( Healthy Naturals Adult With Wholesome Chicken)
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Flax Meal, Monosodium Phosphate, Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Calcium Carbonate, Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Peas, Choline Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Vitamin E Supplement, Dried Spinach, Dried Tomatoes, Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Beta-Carotene, Citric Acid, Rosemary Extract

Blue  ( Salmon and Potato)
Deboned Salmon, Peas, Whole Potatoes, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Salmon Meal(natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acid), Flaxseed (natural source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Canola Oil (naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Natural Fish Flavor, Oatmeal, Whole Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Turmeric, Oil of Rosemary, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Salt, Caramel, Potassium Chloride, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecium.

Beneful ( Original with Chicken)
ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, soybean hulls, whole wheat flour, rice flour, chicken, soy flour, animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), water, meat and bone meal, propylene glycol, sugar, animal digest, salt, tricalcium phosphate, phosphoric acid, calcium phosphate, sorbic acid (a preservative), dried carrots, dried green beans, calcium propionate (a preservative), potassium chloride, choline chloride, L-lysine monohydrochloride, Yellow 5, Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 2, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, niacin, vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, copper sulphate, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulphite complex (source of vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin and sodium selenite

Cesar ( Filet Mignon)
 meat by-products, liver, poultry by-products, beef, natural flavours, colour, vegetable gums, dried yam, filet mignon flavour, sodium nitrite (for colour retention), vitamins, minerals and water sufficient for processing

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