Petsumer Report Review of the Month
February 2012 Petsumer Report reviews 2 cat foods, 5 dog foods from Darwins Pet Food; 4 cat foods, 6 dog foods, 5 dog treats from Pure Vita Pet Food; 3 dog foods from Rotations Pet Food; and 3 cat foods, 9 dog foods, 4 dog treats from Vets Choice Pet Food.
Petsumer Report Online provides reviews, grade of ingredients, country of origin information, warning of risk ingredients, FDA recall information, GMO information (and more) for 905 cat foods, 121 cat treats, 1390 dog foods, and 367 dog treats; a total of 2783 pet product reviews.
Pure Vita Pet Foods
Pure Vita Pet foods is manufactured by Tuffy’s Pet Foods a division of KLN Interprises. Foods are manufactured at a company owned plant in Perham, MN. Meat meal ingredients (example chicken meal) contain some bone and no internal organs; preserved with mixed tocopherols. Fish meal is preserved with mixed tocopherols; certified to be ethoxyquin free. Food is extruded at 350 degrees F. For more information on Pure Vita Pet Foods visit http://www.nutrisourcedogfood.com/purevita/
Turkey Shredded Stew Cat Food Can
Ingredients: Turkey, Turkey Broth, Potato Starch, Tomato Paste, Guar Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Taurine, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Betaine, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex.
Red Flag Ingredients: None
US Only Ingredients: Yes, excluding vitamin/mineral from Asia
Natural Preservatives: Yes
Shelf Life: 2 years
Crude Protein: 9% Crude Fat: 5.5% Crude Fiber: 1.5% Moisture: 82%
Calories: 824 Kcals per kg
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 Pure Vita Representative told me ingredients are human grade/human quality. The mineral listings do read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption).
Minus: This pet food contains Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity) which is a controversial synthetic Vitamin K.
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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