Petsumer Report Review of the Month
February 2010 Petsumer Report reviews Performatrin Ultra Pet Food, 7 cat foods, 10 dog foods, 3 dog treats.
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Performatrin Pet Food
No one at Performatrin Pet Food resonded to any of my questions; no response to numerous emails. No phone number listed on the website. All * below are a guess. For more information visit http://www.performatrinultra.com/.
Slim Care Salmon & Olive Oil Dry Dog Food
Ingredients: Salmon, Salmon Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Chicken Meal, Whole Rice, Pearled Barley, Oatmeal, Dried Egg Product, Potato Meal, Vegetable Pomace (Tomato, Carrot, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach), Potato Protein, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat stabilized with Mixed Tocopherols (a natural source of Vitamin E), Dried Whey Protein Concentrate, Extra Virgin Olive Oil stabilized with Mixed Tocopherols (a natural source of Vitamin E), Alfalfa Meal, Fresh Whole Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Whole Carrots, Peas, Lecithin, Brewers Dried Yeast, Sea Salt, Potassium Chloride, Lentils, Pumpkin, Whole Cranberries, Chicken Cartilage (source of Natural Chondroitin), Chicory Root Extract, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, Fresh Whole Apples, Whole Blueberries, Flaxseed, DL-Methionine, Whole Blackberries, Spinach, Taurine, Dried Yeast, L-Leucine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Fresh Garlic, Green Tea Extract, Ascorbyl Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Caesi, Bifidobacterium Bifidium, Streptococcus Faecium, Zinc Proteinate (source of Chelated Zinc), Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate (source of Chelated Iron), Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ground Ginger, Manganese Proteinate (source of Chelated Manganese), Manganous Oxide, Dried Camomile, Ground Fennel Seed, Dandelion, Rosemary, Basil, Sage, Copper Proteinate (source of Chelated Copper), Copper Sulfate, Dried Lemon Balm, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine, Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Peppermint, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Inositol, Beta Carotene, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Calcium Iodide, Selenium Yeast (source of Organic Selenium), Sodium Selenite.
Red Flag Ingredients: Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex
US Only Ingredients: *No
Natural Preservatives: Yes
Shelf Life: *1 year
Crude Protein: 28% Crude Fat: 8% Crude Fiber: 6% Moisture: 10%
Plus: *Ingredients are human grade/human quality. The mineral listings do read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption). This food does appear to contain friendly bacteria (benefits the intestinal system and in turn the immune system of the pet). Contains Alfalfa, Flax Seed, Kelp – health promoting ingredients.
Minus: Contains Sodium Selenite – potential risk form of selenium. This pet food contains Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity) which is a controversial synthetic Vitamin K. Contains Garlic – controversial ingredient. Poor customer service.
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 inferior quality 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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