Petsumer Report Review of the Month
May 2010 Petsumer Report reviews Alpo Dog Food, 15 dog foods, 1 dog treat; Pounce Cat Treats, 17 cat treats; and Whisker Lickins Cat Treats, 2 treat reviews.
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Pounce Cat Treats
Pounce Cat Treats is a product of DelMonte Foods. Numerous attempts were made to discover further information regarding Pup-Peroni, all were ignored. Information below marked with * are my guess due to lack of information provided by Del Monte. Further requests for cooking time and temperature were denied; DelMonte stated information is proprietary. For more information visit http://www.pouncecat.com
Pounce Cat Treats
Crunchy Tartar and Plaque Control Tuna and Salmon Flavor Cat Treat
Ingredients: Corn Flour, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Digest, Ground Wheat, Animal Fat (BHA used as a preservative), Brewers Dried Yeast, Salmon, Dried Fish Protein Digest, Calcium Sulfate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Phosphoric, Titanium Dioxide, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Salt, Natural and Artificial Tuna Flavor, Natural and Artificial Salmon Flavor, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Managanous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Red 40, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acod, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), BHA (used as a preservative).
Red Flag Ingredients: chicken by-product, animal digest, animal fat, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, BHA
US Only Ingredients: Ingredients sourced from U.S. and global suppliers*
Natural Preservatives: No
Shelf Life: 2 years*
Minus: The ingredients are pet grade*. Contains by-products. Contains Animal Digest; ingredient determined by the FDA to be possibly contain euthanized animals. Contains Animal Fat – ingredient determined by the FDA to possibly contain euthanized animals. Contains BHA; chemical preservative linked to cancer and serious disease. Contains dyes. Contains Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity) which is a controversial synthetic Vitamin K. Poor customer service.
Rating: No score.
To explain the rating – only the first five ingredients – the majority of the food – are rated and listed in bold type. Grey Font ingredients imply inferior quality ingredients providing pets little to no nutrition, and Red Font ingredients are Red Flag ingredients that are potentially dangerous to pets. Quality ingredients are listed in bold black font. Five quality ingredients gives the pet food a five Paw Print rating. Four quality ingredients gives the pet food a four Paw Print rating, and so forth. Four Paw Prints is the highest rating possible for a canned pet food. Do not rely on the paw print rating alone; read the Plus/Minus information and manufacturer information at the top of each page.
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