Petsumer Report Review of the Month
November 2011 Petsumer Report reviews 1 new cat food, 2 new dog foods from Honest Kitchen; 5 new dog foods and 4 new dog treats from My Perfect Pet; and 25 new cat foods, 28 new dog foods, and 10 new dog treats from Wellness.
Petsumer Report Online provides reviews, grade of ingredients, country of origin information, warning of risk ingredients, FDA recall information, GMO information (and more) for 885 cat foods, 121 cat treats, 1346 dog foods, and 357 dog treats; a total of 2709 pet product reviews.
The Honest Kitchen Pet Foods
Manufactured in Southern California; a privately owned facility that also makes organic breakfast cereals, bakery mixes and other foods for humans. The plant is FDA inspected, and certified for organic and kosher products by the state of California. Ingredients as defined by AAFCO, do not include by-products. Meats and eggs are dehydrated above 120F and vegetables, fruits, herbs and grains are dehydrated below 104F. The Honest Kitchen is a Non-GMO pet food; requires certification from each ingredient supplier to such. For more information visit www.thehonestkitchen.com
Love Dehydrated Raw Dog Food
Ingredients: Dehydrated hormone-free beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, organic flaxseed, organic coconut, parsley, dandelion greens, papaya, cranberries, pumpkin, honey, rosemary, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate.
Red Flag Ingredients: None
US Only Ingredients: Yes excluding Organic, Fair-trade Quinoa (from Bolivia), the Bananas & Organic Coconut (Philippines), Organic Kelp (Iceland), and Apples (Canada)
Natural Preservatives: Dehydrated N/A
Shelf Life: 12 months unopened
Crude Protein: 31% Crude Fat: 18.5% Crude Fiber: 7% Moisture: 7.8%
Plus: The Honest Kitchen Representative told me ingredients are human grade/human quality. The mineral listings do read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption). Contains flaxseed – health promoting ingredient.
Minus: This food does not appear to contain probiotics (friendly bacteria that benefits the intestinal system and in turn the immune system of the pet).
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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