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Here is the reason why you should question the food you are feeding your dog. This is the “myth” that we have been led to believe: The Pet Food is fine because it has an accredited label on the bag. This is what can be found on the label: “Our pet foods are made following AAFCO guidelines and must pass stringent testing.” (AAFCO = Association of American Feed Control Officials) Just because it has been tested by an “authority”, does not mean that it is healthy. These tests DO NOT use very stringent safety measures “The Testing Protocols For Providing An Unqualified Representation of Nutritional Adequacy For A Dog Or Cat Food” are.. That’s all there is to it. Limited and Inadequate doesn’t quite cover it. I was amazed and saddened by these criteria. A 6 month feeding trial is “NOT” going to indicate how the repetitive feeding of these foods over years as their only nutrition will affect our companion animals. (IT’S NOT GOOD! SEE HERE.) and also Read Here about the disgusting ingredients that the A.A.F.C.O. considers acceptable ingredientients in dog food. Buyer beware . . . you may be buying a pet food advertised as being a nutritionally adequate diet for all dogs because it passed “stringent” AAFCO testing … when only six to eight dogs ate that food for 6 months and survived with no more than an “acceptable” 15% loss of body weight.
Here is the reason why you should question the food you are feeding your dog.
This is the “myth” that we have been led to believe: The Pet Food is fine because it has an accredited label on the bag. This is what can be found on the label: “Our pet foods are made following AAFCO guidelines and must pass stringent testing.” (AAFCO = Association of American Feed Control Officials)
Just because it has been tested by an “authority”, does not mean that it is healthy. These tests DO NOT use very stringent safety measures
“The Testing Protocols For Providing An Unqualified Representation of Nutritional Adequacy For A Dog Or Cat Food” are..
That’s all there is to it. Limited and Inadequate doesn’t quite cover it. I was amazed and saddened by these criteria. A 6 month feeding trial is “NOT” going to indicate how the repetitive feeding of these foods over years as their only nutrition will affect our companion animals. (IT’S NOT GOOD! SEE HERE.) and also Read Here about the disgusting ingredients that the A.A.F.C.O. considers acceptable ingredientients in dog food.
Buyer beware . . . you may be buying a pet food advertised as being a nutritionally adequate diet for all dogs because it passed “stringent” AAFCO testing … when only six to eight dogs ate that food for 6 months and survived with no more than an “acceptable” 15% loss of body weight.
Take this Dog Food Test and see where your present food rates
This is a rating scale to determine if your dog food is excellent, good, acceptable, not acceptable or hazardous and dangerous for your pet.
Although it is a general “dog food ratings guide” based on someone’s opinion, it does make a great deal of sense.
At the end of the rating scale there are some good examples of what commercial dog foods you should never ever give your pet.
Use the scale as a general learning tool and evaluate your dog’s food and see where it falls.
Give it a try – it is fun and enlightening.
Here are some examples of foods rated on this scale: The good, the bad and the ugly.
This is only a small list for comparison purposes only. Sadly there are still many low quality, unhealthy and dangerous dog foods full of chemicals still available.
These companies can advertise their cheap foods as 100% nutrtionally complete as they only need to meet minimal standards of nutrtion, not optimum.
WHICH DOG FOOD WOULD YOUR RATHER FEED YOUR PET? A SIDE BY SIDE INGREDIENT COMPARISON BETWEEN A BAD AND GOOD DOG FOOD.
PEDIGREE WITH LAMB AND RICE
Ground Whole Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Wheat, Meat And Bone Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With Bha/Bht), Wheat Flour, Lamb, Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Natural Flavor, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vegetable Oil (Source Of Linoleic Acid), Caramel Color, Dried Beet Pulp, Titanium Dioxide, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate [Source Of Vitamin E], L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate [Source Of Vitamin C*], Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement [Vitamin B2], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Potassium Iodide), Added FD&C And Lake Colors (Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Red 40)
Check out the first 5 ingredients :
So the first 5 ingredients are on the “what to avoid feeding your dog list” due to the harmful, dangerous unhealthy reasons given here.
This is just thrown together like a smorgasboard of junk – Yuckkkkk!
WELLNESS (Core Grain – Free)
Deboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potato, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Canola Oil, Chicken Liver, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Vitamins & Minerals, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Products, Rosemary Extract.
Compare the first 5 ingredients:
Recommended Dog Food Brands – From Acana to Ziwipeak – Natural, Organic and Raw
High-protein, grain-free and low-carbohydrate and loaded with premium human-grade ingredients. Fresh, never frozen local regional ingredients, including ranch-raised natural lamb, free-run chicken and whole eggs from local prairie farms, in Canada.
Highly digestible, specializes in Premium Proteins and Game Meats such as Kangaroo, Brushtail, Venison and Unagi.
NO artificial preservatives, flavors, fillers or by-products.
ADDICTION FORMULAS IN:
74% protein, 26% vegetable, 0% grain,gluten or potato.
Real organ meat like hearts and livers which are what dogs would instinctively choose to eat in the wild.
Back to Basics uses proteins, like pork and turkey, and they are selected because they pose fewer allergen risks than beef or lamb.
Back to Basics is potato free, gluten free and, of course, grain free.
There are no chemical or artificial preservatives including artificial colors, dyes or bleach.
There are no chicken or poultry by-product meals or fillers like beet pulp, tomato pomace, cellulose or chicory root. And there are no fruits or botanicals.
Made in the USA at their own manufacturing facilities.
Comes in Rabbit, Lamb, Turkey, Chicken, Duck, Ostrich and Vegetarian. From Australia and New Zealand – hormone-free, grass-fed lamb, beef and venison. The poultry products – chicken, turkey, ostrich and duck – are all raised without the use of antibiotics.
Bravo product formulas contain only single proteins and no more than just 4 ingredients so dogs and cats with allergies or sensitive stomachs often flourish without any further symptoms or discomfort.
Bravo products are made from fresh ingredients with no added preservatives, chemicals or artificial colors or flavoring.
Bravo is made with high quality USDA inspected and approved meats in a USDA inspected facility, under the same processing regulations, that apply to human food products.
by Nature Organics Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food contains two meat protein sources: Organic chicken and lamb.
Organic grains and natural fiber.
Organic fruits & vegetables & natural spices.
by Nature Organics Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food contain:
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Nutritional formula with four high quality meat meals and diversified carbohydrates for wholesome nutrition and increased energy levels.
Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, & Fish
Nutritionally dense meals originate from meats processed in a human grade facility
Featuring organic fruit & veggie purees plus organic quinoa adding gluten-free protein, for a highly digestible and palatable food.
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Homemade dog food in less than one minute.
A holistic dog food pre-mix made with only the finest organic and human consumption ingredients. Combine with fresh protein and oils for a super healthy meal.
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Made in the U.S.A.
A family owned and operated company, with the only family-owned and operated pet food cannery in the United States.
FLINT RIVER RANCH exceeds the nutrient guidelines established by the AAFCO.
MADE IN USA – American Owned and Operated
CHECK OUT THESE FLINT RIVER RANCH SAMPLES AT AMAZON.COM
This freeze dried, grain-free dog food line uses only human-quality, all-natural ingredients. Lamb, bison, venison, chicken & pork!
Human-Grade Ingredients, Hormone and Antibiotic Free, No By-Products, No Preservatives, All USA originated ingredients.
ALSO available in a pre-mix – add your own meat!
Honest Kitchen makes dehydrated formulas with and without protein. Choose from low gluten, grain free, and formulas for sensitive tummies. They use human grade, organic products, all for different life stages and activities.
This diet, based on fresh meats, fruit, vegetables, and high quality oils, helps promote overall health and longevity and supports a healthy weight.
Available in Chicken, Buffalo and Salmon.
NO grains, fillers, artificial colors or flavors
Comes in Organic, Ultra Premium, L.I.D. for dogs with allergies, grain free, canned and dog food rolls.
NO Artificial Preservatives, Flavors, Colors or Bleached Ingredients.
Natural Planet Organics is not just another natural dog food.
Its certified organic ingredients are all naturally preserved.
This healthy food for dogs consists of organic vegetables and fruits; namely, carrots, broccoli, peas, blueberries and tomatoes.
Organic free-range chickens, organic grains, including flaxseed, oats, brown rice and barley complete this all life stages recipe.
Natural Planet Organics All Life Stages Dog Formula Dry Food is the Ultra Premium organic food for dogs, building uncompromising nutrition with minerals, vitamins, glucosamine and chondroitin, high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Organic foods are raised on farmland that is certified organic. The grains, fruits and vegetables are raised without the application of any chemicals; organic meats are raised with organic feeds. All ingredients all naturally preserved.
A nutrient dense meat based food with concentrates of select fruits and vegetables, containing no wheat, corn, rice, soy, potato or chemically synthesized vitamins, minerals, or trace nutrients.
In dry, canned, and a grain free raw formula.
NATURE’S VARIETY Comes in :
Over 70% of all ingredients in Newmans Own foods are organic and include human grade all natural chicken and high levels of antioxidants.
Formulas: Adult Dog, Senior or Active Dog, Grain Free Canned, or Canned, along with organic treats.
High-protein, low-carbohydrate food that replicates the same rich and diverse nutrient balance from fresh meats, fruits and vegetables.
Fresh boneless chicken, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon, turkey meal, herring meal, russet potato, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sweet potato, peas, fresh boneless turkey, fresh whole eggs, fresh chicken liver, fresh boneless lake whitefish, fresh boneless walleye
Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, chicken fat, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavour
See my complete Orijen Dog Food Review here.
Grain Free Dog Food is gently coated with natural digestive enzymes and utilizes only fresh, hormone free, deboned meats.
Comes in Adult, Puppy or Senior
SOJOS DOG FOOD AND TREATS are made from scratch with REAL ingredients, in the U.S.A.
No fillers, no preservatives, and no artificial colors or flavors.
SOJOS HAS TWO COMPLETE MEALS WITH MEAT:
which are both combined with water to make a complete homemade meal.
There is also a Sojos Grain-Free Dog Food Mix,
Also available is the Sojos Original Dog Food Mix, which you combine with your own meat and vegetables.
HOMEMADE FOOD made easy.
A premium dry food line which includes the popular Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog Food and our Hundchen Flocken Puppy Food lines.
The ingredients this natural food for dogs does NOT include are important. There is no wheat, soybean, or corn; no animal fat is added (other than naturally occurring in fresh lamb), no poultry fat. In addition, the recipe is free of by-products, sugar, artificial preservatives, salt, and sunflower oil.
Also available in: SOLID GOLD CANNED DOG FOOD
100% complete and balanced nutrition that feature raw, USDA-inspected, naturally-raised poultry and meat, organic fruits and vegetables, comes in Raw Freeze Dried or Raw Frozen.
Made with real roasted meats offering a unique taste sensation supplemented with fruits & vegetables with natural antioxidants.
In Dry and Canned.
Human grade chicken or lamb, fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy grains, and vitamins and minerals.
Wellness comes in canned or dry.
DRY Formulas include:
Wysong Epigen Dog Food represents the first important kibble pet food innovation in almost 60 years (patent pending) and moves conventional dry extruded pet foods much closer to the high protein meat-based, starchless foods carnivores are genetically designed for.
Wysong Epigen™ Pet Food diet is truly Starch Free™
Contains an unprecedented 60+% meat and organs and over 60% protein
CONTAINS probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes,
Rich in omega-3 and other essential fatty acids
Made from USDA and FDA approved domestic sources
Made in the USA
Orginal Formula has Organic Chicken as the main protein source, and the new formula contains Venison as the main protein source.
Both formulas contain over 60% meat, organs and protein.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN CANNED : Wysong Au Jus 95% Meat Canned Dog and Cat Food @ AMAZON.COM (This is perfect for a topper on the dry formula)
All the same features and benefits of the Origninal Epigen, but with an uprecendented 90% + meat and organs, and 90% protein.
***(FROM WYSONG: Wysong has released numerous kibble alternatives — our TNT™ line of raw products and canned diets, for example. One solution to the problem is, of course, to move away from kibble. But millions of pet caretakers won’t consider it because of habit and convenience. Multi-billion dollar companies have a stake in this not happening. Kibble is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Wysong considers it a responsibility to improve kibble to the greatest extent possible. That’s what Epigen is all about) SEE MORE HERE ***
WYSONG ARCHETYPE NATURAL RAW DOG FOOD
The original WYSONG ARCHETYPE RAW DIET for dogs and cats.
ARCHETYPE (meaning the original model, the way things are meant to be) is designed to emulate the raw foods carnivores eat in the wild the natural diet dogs and cats are genetically programmed to eat.
This original formula is cold processed with our proprietary TNT (True Non-Thermal) manufacturing technology, which uniquely keeps vital food components fully intact and uncompromised.
It is a dried diet (99+% meat) formulated to closely mimic the natural raw diet of carnivore companion animals.
Complete with raw meats, organs, bones, essential fatty acids, probiotics, enzymes, plant nutrients, vital micronutrients and more!
Archetype is a superior raw dog and cat diet suitable for all life stages and sizes. Archetype is proven effective and safe and has been fed to thousands of companion animals over nearly a decade with tremendous results!
|ZIWIPEAK REAL MEAT GRAIN FREE AIR DRIED RAW DOG FOOD|
ZiwiPeak is designed to emulate the benefits of a wild prey hunting diet your dog or cat thrived upon in the wild, but with all the convenience and safety of a shelf stable pre-packed product.
Dogs are officially omnivores, but with very strong carnivorous tendencies.
ZiwiPeak is based on the same ratios of meat and organs as the animal would have found by hunting and eating in the wild. In this environment they would have eaten virtually the whole animal, including essential benefits from consuming such organs as the liver, lungs, stomach lining (tripe), heart, kidney and even the bone.
The air dried cuisine mirrors the equivalent of nature’s diet by using a unique and gentle process to air dry 90% raw meat, organs and fish. This unique air drying process minimises any damage to the proteins, vitamins and sensitive nutrients and enzymes.
The other 10% consists of carbohydrates from natural sources, such as chicory, kelp and parsley plus essential vitamins and minerals, like chondroitin and glucosamine for a balanced diet. This also means there is no need for you to provide any further nutritional support in the form of supplements.
ZIWIPEAK Canned DOG FOOD Also available
NO added sugars, NO salt, NO glycerines, NO antibiotics, NO hormones, NO growth promotants, NO fillers, NO grains or NO potatoes are used.
Also all products are also GMO free, with no ethoxyquin, no BHA or no BHT and no propylene glycol.
ZiwiPeak does not use meat meal products such as venison meal or lamb meal and then call it meat.