Petsumer Report Review of the Month
August 2012 Petsumer Report adds new reviews from Hound & Gatos Pet Food, and Wysong Pet Food.
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Hound & Gatos Pet Food
Hound & Gatos Pet Foods are manufactured at American Foods Group, South Dakota. This pet food company notes it is “the original Paleolithic Pet Food Company”. For more information visit: www.HoundGatos.com
Homestyle Chicken Dog Food Can
Ingredients: Lamb, Chicken and Salmon, Water (Sufficient For Processing), Guar Gum, Liver, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate [Source of Vitamin C], Thiamine Mononitrate [Source of Vitamin B1], Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [Source of Vitamin B6], Riboflavin Supplement [Source of Vitamin B2], Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D2 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferros Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Potassium Iodide).
Red Flag Ingredients: No
US Only Ingredients: Yes including taurine from U.S. – exception of lamb from New Zealand
Natural Preservatives: Yes
Shelf Life: 2 years
Crude Protein: 10% Crude Fat: 6% Crude Fiber: 1.5% Moisture: 78%
Calories: 484 Kcal/13 oz. can
Plus: The Hound & Gatos Representative stated ingredients are USDA inspected and approved. The lining of the pet food can does not contain BPA (a controversial element in plastic linked to cancer and other illnesses). This pet food contains several animal protein sources – lamb, chicken, salmon, liver.
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.
This is a minimal ingredient pet food. Minimal ingredient pet foods are not bad, often they are necessary for many pets. Basically this pet food is meat, required vitamins and minerals, and a thickener. This food is the perfect example that rating systems don’t always portray the pet food properly. Always read the information about the pet food company and the Plus/Minus information of each review before making your decision on the pet food.
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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