Petsumer Report Review of the Month
May 2011 Petsumer Report reviews 20 new dog foods from Nature’s Recipe; 3 new dog foods and 1 new dog treat from Nature’s Select; 7 new cat foods, 12 new dog foods and 6 new dog treats from Nature’s Variety; and 3 new cat foods and 2 new dog foods from Newman’s Own. A total of 54 new reviews 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 796 cat foods, 121 cat treats, 1180 dog foods, and 318 dog treats; a total of 2361 pet product reviews.
Newman’s Own Pet Foods
Meal meal ingredients (example chicken meal) are made with muscle meat only, no internal organs; fish meal is preserved with Vitamin E. For more information on Newman’s Own Organics Pet Food visit http://www.newmansownorganics.com/pet/home/
Chicken & Brown Rice Cat Food Can
Ingredients: Organic Chicken, Water Sufficient for Processing, Chicken Liver, Ocean Whitefish, Organic Brown Rice, Flaxseed, Oat Bran, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Dried Kelp, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Carrageenan Vitamins (Vitamin E, A, D3, B12 Supplements, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Sea Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine.
Red Flag Ingredients: Carrageenan
US Only Ingredients: Yes
Natural Preservatives: Canned N/A
Shelf Life: 2 years
Crude Protein: 9% Crude Fat: 6% Crude Fiber: 1% Moisture: 78%
Rating Note: Moisture ingredient is not scored. However, the additional moisture in can foods are of great benefit to cats and to a lesser extent dogs
Plus: The Newman’s Own Pet Food Representative told me the ingredients are human quality/grade. The mineral listings do read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption). Contains flax seed, kelp – quality ingredient. The lining of the 3 oz and 5.5 oz pet food can does not contain BPA.
Minus: Contains carrageenan; controversial gum linked to serious illness.
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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