January 2011 Petsumer Report reviews 9 new dog foods, 4 new dog treats from Iams, 10 new cat foods from Iams; and 9 new treats from Complete Natural Nutrition. A total of 32 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 762 cat foods, 120 cat treats, 1073 dog foods, and 286 dog treats; a total of 2241 pet product reviews.
Iams Pet Foods
Iams/Eukanuba Pet Foods are owned by Proctor & Gamble, Inc. Dry and canned foods are manufactured at company owned plants in Ohio, Nebraska and North Carolina. Fish meal ingredients preserved with Vitamin E. Iams did not reply to questions of cooking time and temperature. For more information on Iams Pet Foods visit www.Iams.com
Healthy Naturals Adult with Chicken Cat Food Dry
Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Brewers Rice, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Animal Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), DL-Methionine, Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Carrots, Brewers Dried Yeast, Fructooligosaccharides, Dried Peas, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Dried Spinach, Dried Tomatoes, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamins (Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Rosemary Extract.
Red Flag Ingredients: Chicken by-products, Animal Fat
US Only Ingredients: Ingredients sourced from World suppliers
Natural Preservatives: Yes
Shelf Life: 18 months
Crude Protein: 33% Crude Fat: 15% Crude Fiber: 3% Moisture: 10%
Plus: The Iams Representative told me ingredients are human grade/human quality.
Minus: 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. Contains Animal Fat; ingredient determined by the FDA to be possibly contain euthanized animals.
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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