Petsumer Report Review of the Month
January 2010 Petsumer Report reviews Arkat Pet Food, 4 cat foods and 20 dog foods; and Viand Pet Food, 1 cat food, 2 cat treats, 4 dog foods and 6 dog treats.
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Viand Pet Foods
Viand Pet Food is owned by PHD Products, Inc. The company would not divulge who manufactures for them or where foods are made. The plant has APHIS certification. For more information visit www.viandpet.com
Viand Pet Foods
Feline Growth and Maintenance Dry Cat Food
Ingredients: Chicken Meal, Rice, Chicken, Whole Corn, Poultry Fat Preserved with Naturox®, Barley, Fish Meal, Salt, Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Dried Kelp, Garlic, Whole Egg, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, B12 Supplement, A Supplement, Niacin, D3 Supplement, E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Cobalt Proteinate, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate.
Red Flag Ingredients: Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex
US Only Ingredients: Ingredients sourced from U.S., Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, and France
Natural Preservatives: Yes
Shelf Life: 1 year
Crude Protein: 33% Crude Fat: 16% Crude Fiber: 3% Moisture: 10%
Plus: The Viand Representative told me ingredients are human grade/human quality. The mineral listings do read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption). Contains Kelp – health promoting ingredients.
Minus: This food does not appear to contain probiotics (friendly bacteria that benefits the intestinal system and in turn the immune system of the pet). Most canned pet foods do not contain probiotics. This pet food contains Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity) which is a controversial synthetic Vitamin K. Contains Garlic – controversial ingredient.
To explain the rating – only the first five ingredients – the majority of the food – are rated and listed in bold type. Grey FontRed 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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