Petsumer Report Review of the Month
November 2012 Petsumer Report adds new reviews from Blue Buffalo – 39 new cat food reviews, 6 new cat treat reviews, 33 new dog food reviews, 26 new dog treat reviews and Addiction – 6 new cat foods, 10 new dog foods.
Petsumer Report Online provides reviews, grade of ingredients, country of origin information, warning of risk ingredients, FDA recall information, GMO information (and more) for over 2500 pet foods/treats.
Addiction Pet Food
Addiction Pet Foods did not respond to questions; same no response occured in 2010 when this pet food was first added to Petsumer Report (note: I send questions to pet food companies as a consumer, not as TruthaboutPetFood.com). Per the Addiction website, pet foods are manufactured in company owned plant in New Zealand. For more information visit www.addictionfoods.com
Le Lamb Dog Food Dry
Ingredients: New Zealand Free-range Lamb Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground Oats, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (Free from Chicken Protein and naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols ¨C a source of Vitamin E), Menhaden Fish Meal, Flaxseed, Lecithin, Menhaden Fish Oil, Natural Flavors, Dried Carrots, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Chamomile, Dandelion, Peppermint, Dried Tomatoes, Rosemary, Turmeric, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Streptococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), Vitamin K, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate.
Red Flag Ingredients: No
US Only Ingredients: Most ingredients would be sourced from New Zealand, no information provided by company on country of origin of vitamins/minerals
Natural Preservatives: Yes
Shelf Life: No information provided by manufacturer
Crude Protein: 22% Crude Fat: 12% Crude Fiber: 3.5% Moisture: 10%
Calories: No calorie/cup information provided
Plus: Contains flaxseed, health promoting ingredient.
Minus: The mineral listings do not read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption). This food does include probiotics (friendly bacteria that benefits the intestinal system and in turn the immune system of the pet), however they are not listed in the Guaranteed Analysis (no company guarantee bacteria is viable). Contains DL-Methionine, a synthetic amino acid. Contains Sodium Selenite – potential risk form of selenium. Poor customer service.
In multiple attempts to get more information from Addiction Pet Foods, I’ve never received a response from the company. I contact pet food companies using an alias, as a consumer. When a company won’t/doesn’t respond, it is a concern.
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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