Petsumer Report Review of the Month
Petsumer Report provides a review of Dave’s Dog Food this month.
Dave’s Pet Foods canned foods are manufactured at Simmons, Performance Pet, Evangers and some cat foods in Thailand. Dry foods are manufactured at Southern Tier (Ohio Pet) and Kent Feeds. Foods are not GMO free. Meat meal ingredients are muscle meat only. Meats are warehoused and transported under refrigeration. It was not known if animals were humanely raised. This company was very prompt with all responses and provided complete answers the first time questions were asked. For more information visit www.DavesPetFood.com
Dave’s Simply The Best Dog Food Dry
Petsumer Report Rating
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Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Rice Flour, Dried Egg Product, Rice Bran, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)), Fish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Carrot, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Flax Seed, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Lecithin, Chicken Cartilage, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Inulin, Rosemary Powder, Ground Thyme, Ground Cumin, Mustard Seed Powder, Crushed Red Chili Pepper, L-Lysine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Yucca Schidigera Extract, D/L Methionine, Taurine, Oligofructose, Glucosamine, Ascorbic Acid, Kelp Meal, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Vegetable Oil, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine, Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.
Crude Protein: 27% minimum Crude Fat: 14% minimum
Crude Fiber: 2.5% Moisture: 10%
Calories: 395 kcal/cup
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[tab]The Dave’s Customer Service representative stated meat ingredients “are from animals that have passed post-mortem inspection by the competent authority (USDA, CFIA, etc) for human consumption.” Vegetable ingredients are human grade. [/tab]
[tab]Company stated ingredients are mostly U.S. origin excluding lamb from New Zealand, some products contain vitamins/minerals sourced from China. [/tab]
[tab]Contains sodium selenite. [/tab]
[tab]Manufactured at multiple co-packers. Canned foods manufactured at Simmons, Performance Pet, Evangers, and some canned cat in Thailand. Dry foods manufactured at Southern Tier (Ohio Pet) and Kent. [/tab]
[tab]Manufacturer states shelf life is 18 months; this would mean the ‘Best by’ date on the packaging is 18 months past the date the food was made (method for the consumer to determine how fresh or old the food is). [/tab][/tabs]
- Meat and vegetable ingredients assured to be human grade.
- The mineral listings read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption).
- Contains flaxseed, kelp – health promoting ingredients.
- Supplements can be sourced from China; risk of poor quality control.
- Contains Sodium Selenite – potential risk form of selenium.
This pet food contains a synthetic amino acid DL-Methionine. Click Here to read more about this supplement.
Many pet foods include sodium selenite in their recipes, this pet food has chosen this ingredient as well. High levels of sodium selenite (human error) can be deadly. Click Here to learn more about selenium.
Chinese foods/ingredients have been linked to numerous recalls over many years. Not all foods/ingredients sourced from China are risk, however proper quality control remains a significant concern with Chinese imports.
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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