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Nutro Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food receives the Advisor’s mid-tier rating of 3 stars.
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Surprisingly, dogs aren’t allergic to many of these items. It’s just that these are the ingredients most commonly used in dog food recipes.
Judging by its ingredients alone, Wellness Simple looks like an above-average dry dog food.
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Hello all of you out there ,, Let me start by saying that my wife and I have experienced this ourselves and in no way are we affiliated with any dog food Company in any way _
We have been raising our Blue Heelers using The old Roy dog food for there hole lives , up until our latest dog passed away, we trusted it to be a good food for them using the canned food along with the dry as a mixed dinner for them as a daily feed , thinking that the food we were giving them was a product that had meet there daily required nutritional value, what we failed to supply them was a product that was truly free of carcinogins , we were unaware that the food we thought had meet some strict standard in the manufacturing process which would not include such things that fall under a undetermined definition of a source of animal fat , bone meal or one of the many things included in the main ingredients of the Old Roy animal food we had took for granted , this product was now the cause of there life ending demise. The fact of our animals death was due to tumors that developed in there stomach and intestines which killed them after all that could have been done had been, with no warning of what we were giving them was slowly killing them and did. What I question is why the hell wouldn’t there be some sort of guide lines that the manufacture would have to follow with these guidelines strictly inforced by the USDA , and why would a company be allowed to manufacture a product that could have so many different ingredients that fall under a defined category of a source of a supplement ment to be of nutritional value to our animals, which is taken from who knows what , such things as road kill or euithinized animals? Why would such company’s be allowed to put ingredients in the food we trusted to feed our pets and best friends. The reason this came into the limelight is this was the second dog we lost with the same cause of death. After starting to question what caused this in two separate dogs it lead us to investigate and determine that this product ….their food was the cause of their illness and Old Roy has no warning on their products that the ingredients they use are not only non nutritional but cancer causing. The Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet product line includes five dry dog foods.
Photo provided by FlickrThe Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets product line includes 14 dry dog foods.
Photo provided by FlickrThe Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet product line includes 5 dry dog foods.
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The quality of the carbohydrate sources also matters. High-quality grains, such as brown rice, provide good nutritional value, but other grains deliver less of what dogs need in their diet. Corn, in particular, is the target of some scorn among pet-food advocates. Mike Sagman at looks at the pros and cons -- mostly cons -- of corn in dog food. Glutens are another group of ingredients that experts say don't provide much nutritional value to dogs and are a particular concern since 2007's massive recall of pet foods tainted by contaminated wheat and rice gluten from China. Propylene glycol is another controversial ingredient that is found in a host of dry dog foods. It's used to give kibble a moist texture. Lots of alarms have been raised because it's easy to confuse propylene glycol with ethylene glycol. Though both are used in antifreeze products, propylene glycol is considered to be non-toxic-- so much so that it's FDA approved and used in a lot of human foods as well, such as fat-free ice cream, cake mixes, packaged cakes, frostings, dyes, flavorings and more. Propylene glycol is known to be toxic to cats, but experts can't point to any hard evidence that propylene glycol is dangerous to dogs. Still, many pet food advocates say that they'd rather not take the risk. Dog food companies are making moves to get away from using artificial preservatives in dog food. Chemicals used as preservatives, like BHA, BHT and ethoxyquin, have been under scrutiny, and many companies are switching to natural preservatives like vitamin C (ascorbate) and vitamin E (tocopherols). Naturox, which is made from natural ingredients, is also gaining in popularity as a preservative. Reviews say natural preservatives are much safer. Ethoxyquin has been of particular concern to some because it is also used to preserve certain ingredients -- mainly fish meals -- before they reach the pet-food maker, and hence would not be included on ingredient lists. Other sources of protein can also be used as a base for pet food. Grains and vegetables are commonly used, especially for dog foods (dogs are omnivorous, unlike cats, which are carnivorous). On reading the lists of ingredients on your pets’ foods, you are most likely to see corn and wheat gluten meals, and textured soy protein, all of which are excellent sources for protein.