Petsumer Report Review of the Month
July 2012 Petsumer Report adds new reviews from AvoDerm Pet Food, Pinnacle Pet Food, and Canidae/Felidae Pet Food.
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Pinnacle Pet Food
Pinnacle Pet Food is one of the Breeder’s Choice lines. Breeder’s Choice has their own (kibble) manufacturing facility in Irwindale, CA. Fish meal ingredients are preserved naturally. Pinnacle stated foods are GMO free however they cannot certify this (example – they cannot certify poultry used in pet foods were not fed a GMO diet). Can cat foods are manufactured in a human food facility in Thailand. For more information visit http://www.pinnaclepet.com/
Chicken & Tuna Recipe Cat Food Can
Petsumer Report Rating:
Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Giblets, Tuna, Mackerel, Turkey, Kidney, Oat Bran, Quinoa Seed, Egg Product, Guar Gum, Cottage Cheese, Dried Whey, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Cranberry Meal, Taurine, Papain, Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Sulfate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenite.
Red Flag Ingredients: Carrageenan
US Only Ingredients: Some vitamins/minerals sourced from China
Natural Preservatives: Yes
Shelf Life: 2 years
Crude Protein: 10% Crude Fat: 5% Crude Fiber: 1.5% Moisture: 78%
Calories: 183 kcal/5.5 oz can
The Pinnacle Representative stated ingredients are human grade. The mineral listings read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption). 3 oz and 5.5 oz cans are BPA free. This pet food contains several meat protein sources – chicken, giblets, tuna, mackerel, turkey, kidney, egg.
Contains carrageenan; controversial gum linked to serious illness.
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.
Sodium Selenite is not noted as a ‘minus’ in cat foods because the FDA has not approved the safer selenium yeast ingredient for use in cat foods.
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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