Petsumer Report Review of the Month
March 2012 Petsumer Report adds 7 new cat foods, 17 new dog foods from PurinaOne Pet Food; 2 new cat foods, 5 new dog foods from Taste of the Wild 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 914 cat foods, 121 cat treats, 1412 dog foods, and 367 dog treats; a total of 2814 pet product reviews.
Purina One Pet Foods
Purina Pet Foods is owned by Nestle. All Purina products are manufactured in company owned facilities in the US (products sold or imported out of US). Purina would not respond to pet food cooking time and temperature questions; stated confidential. Purina stated fish meal ingredients are preserved with ethoxyquin; stated meat ingredients are USDA inspected and approved. For more information visit http://www.purina.com/
Beyond Chicken & Whole Oat Meal Recipe Dog Food Dry
Ingredients: Chicken, chicken meal, whole oat meal, whole barley, soybean meal, whole brown rice, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), dried beet pulp, dried egg product, natural flavor, fish oil, caramel color, salt, dried carrots, dried tomatoes, dried apples, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, calcium carbonate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.
Red Flag Ingredients: animal fat, menadione sodium bisulfite
US Only Ingredients: Ingredients sourced from US with the exception of supplements sourced globally including China
Natural Preservatives: Yes
Shelf Life: 18 months
Crude Protein: 26% Crude Fat: 17% Crude Fiber: 4% Moisture: 12%
Calorie Content: no calorie information provided
Plus: The Purina Representative stated ingredients are USDA inspected and approved.
Minus: 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). This pet food contains Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity) which is a controversial synthetic Vitamin K. Contains Animal Fat – ingredients determined by the FDA to possibly contain euthanized animals.
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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