Petsumer Report Review of the Month
July 2011 Petsumer Report reviews 3 new cat foods from Meow Mix; 62 new dog foods and 22 new treats from Nutro. A total of 76 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 845 cat foods, 121 cat treats, 1269 dog foods, and 340 dog treats; a total of 2575 pet product reviews.
Meow Mix Cat Food
Meow Mix Cat Food is a product of DelMonte Foods. Numerous attempts were made to discover further information regarding Meow Mix, all were ignored. Information below marked with * are my guess due to lack of information provided by Del Monte. Del Monte did not respond to questions of cooking time and temperature. For more information visit www.meowmix.com
Original Choice Cat Food Dry
Ingredients: Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, soybean meal, beef tallow (preserved with mixed tocopherols), animal digest, calcium carbonate, turkey by-product meal, salmon meal, ocean fish meal, phosphoric acid, choline chloride, salt, titanium dioxide, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, vitamin A supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), potassium chloride, minerals (ferrous sulfate (source of iron), zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), taurine, yellow 5, red 40, yellow 6, blue 2, dl-methionine, l-lysine, rosemary extract.
Red Flag Ingredients: chicken by-product meal, animal digest, turkey by-product meal, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, dyes
US Only Ingredients: Ingredients sourced from U.S. and global suppliers*
Natural Preservatives: Yes
Shelf Life: 2 years*
Crude Protein: 31% Crude Fat: 11% Crude Fiber: 4% Moisture: 12%
Rating: No Score
Minus: Contains by-products. Contains Animal Digest; ingredient determined by the FDA to be possibly contain euthanized animals. Contains dyes. 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 Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity) which is a controversial synthetic Vitamin K. Contains dyes. Poor customer service.
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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