09 Jun 2019 14:58
The Worst Dry Dog Foods
SEVEN BAD DRY DOG FOODS TO AVOID
BENEFUL BY PURINA
While Beneful by Purina does contain chicken as a protein, it's also full of corn, soy, and wheat. These ingredients can cause significant digestive and health issues over time.
It also has questionable chicken and poultry by-product. In terms of chemicals, the formula contains numerous artificial dyes.
KIBBLES N BITS
Again, corn is listed as the first ingredient. There's also beef and bone meal, soybean meal, and wheat flour. It's noticeably absent from any natural muscle meat sources.
In addition, the formula contains numerous synthetic dyes and hydrochloric acid or preservation.
IAMS DOG FOOD
While chicken is the main source of protein for Iams, it also contains chicken by-product meal. It also includes corn meal and whole grain sorghum.
Another potentially dangerous ingredient used in the formula is dried beat pulp. It's used as a sugar filler and can cause weight gain.
PURINA DOG CHOW
The main ingredient in Dog Chow is whole grain corn. There's also unfavorable poultry by-product meal, meat and bone meal, whole grain wheat, and soybean meal.
Purina also used four different dyes to achieve the color. As a whole, the dry dog food's use of corn, grains, and dyes make it a bad choice for pups.
MUENSTER NATURAL ADULT DOG FOOD
This dog food formula is natural, but that doesn't mean that its necessarily good. The main protein source is chicken meal rather than wholesome chicken.
There's also ground corn, wheat, corn gluten meal, brown rice, and grain sorghum. It also contains sugary beet pulp and citric acid. In all, the formula can cause weight gain, digestive issues, and more.
OL ROY BY WALMART
This dry dog food doesn't contain any healthy protein sources. Instead, it's filled with ground corn, soybean meal, ground wheat, and meat meal.
Corn is listed as the first ingredient, which means that it has the highest concentration. Citric acid is also used as a preservative, which can cause tooth and digestive issues.
PEDIGREE ADULT COMPLETE NUTRITION DRY DOG FOOD
The closest thing to a natural protein in Pedigree is chicken by-product meal. This ingredient isn't great and can come from unwanted leftovers from a variety of sources.
Ground whole corn and corn gluten meal are also used. A variety of synthetic colors are also utilized, making this formula an unhealthy choice all around.
HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD DRY DOG FOOD
With the wide variety of dry dog foods on the market, owners can easily find an option that's healthy and beneficial to their dog. Dry dog food is relatively inexpensive, especially when bought in bulk, and can be stored pretty easily.
Not all dog foods are made the same. To avoid a potentially dangerous formula, it's important to examine the ingredients and packaging. This will ensure that the canine companion is getting the nutrition and protein they need.
UNDERSTANDING THE LABEL
One of the easiest ways to pick a quality dry dog food is by looking at the label and choosing an option that has the "Balanced and Complete" phrase. To legally print this on the packaging, manufacturers have to follow government-enforced standards of quality.
This government regulation ensures that the formula contains all the necessary nutritional standards to live a healthy life. It also helps to separate good dog food from regular treats and mystery foods.
Another thing to look out for is a "Stated Protein Content" chart. This chart will provide more information about the level of protein contained within the formula. For dogs, protein is key. They need high levels of protein to develop properly. To choose the best option, owners should go with a protein percentage that fits the particular breed.
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