Petsumer Report Review of the Month
October 2011 Petsumer Report reviews 7 new dog foods, 2 new dog treats and 7 new cat foods from Pet Guard Organics Pet Food; 3 new cat foods and 7 new dog foods from Professional Pet Food.
Petsumer Report Online provides reviews, grade of ingredients, country of origin information, warning of risk ingredients, FDA recall information (and more) for 859 cat foods, 121 cat treats, 1311 dog foods, and 343 dog treats; a total of 2634 pet product reviews.
Pet Guard Organics Pet Food
Pet Guard did not respond to pet food questions, multiple attempts. All information marked with an * below is a guess. For more information on Pet Guard Organics Pet Food visit http://www.petguard.com/
Chicken and Beef Dinner Cat Food Canned
Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Beef, Rice Flour, Brewers Dried Yeast, Guar Gum, Sunflower Oil, DL-Methionine, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Calcium Ascorbate (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Ergocalciferol (Source of Vitamin D2), Alpha Tocopherols (Source of Vitamin E), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Inositol, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Biotin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite.
Red Flag Ingredients: None
US Only Ingredients: *No
Natural Preservatives: Canned N/A
Shelf Life: 1 year
Crude Protein: 10% Crude Fat: 5% 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 ingredients are human quality/grade. The mineral listings do read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption). Contains kelp – quality ingredient.
Minus: Poor customer service. *The lining of the pet food can (12.7 oz.) contains BPA (a controversial element in plastic linked to cancer and other illnesses).
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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