Petsumer Report Review of the Month
October 2010 Petsumer Report reviews 3 new cat foods, 11 new cat treats, 3 new dog foods, 16 new dog treats from Doctors Foster & Smith; 4 new cat foods, 9 new dog foods from Eagle Pack Pet Food; and 29 new dog foods from Eukanuba. 75 new products added this month.
Petsumer Report Online provides reviews, grade of ingredients, country of origin information, warning of risk ingredients, FDA recall information (and more) for 704 cat foods, 92 cat treats, 1032 dog foods, and 223 dog treats; a total of 2051 pet product reviews.
Eukanuba Pet Foods
Eukanuba/Iams Pet Foods are owned by Proctor & Gamble, Inc. Dry and canned foods are manufactured at company owned plants in Ohio, Nebraska and North Carolina. Eukanuba did not respond to questions of cooking time and temperature. For more information on Eukanuba Pet Foods visit http://www.eukanuba.com
Weight Loss Dog Food Dry
Ingredients: Corn Grits, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Ground Whole Grain Barley, Natural Chicken Flavor, Fish meal, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene, 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), DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Flax Meal, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract.
Red Flag Ingredients: chicken by-product meal
US Only Ingredients: Ingredients sourced from World suppliers
Natural Preservatives: Yes
Shelf Life: 16 months
Crude Protein: 22% Crude Fat: 6.5% Crude Fiber: 4% Moisture: 10%
Minus: The Eukanuba Representative stated ingredients are pet grade/quality. The mineral listings do not read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption). This food does not appear to contain probiotics (friendly bacteria that benefits the intestinal system and in turn the immune system of the pet). Contains by-products.
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 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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