When a Celebrity Housewife Manufactures a Pet Feed
People who don’t understand the difference between feed and food, shouldn’t manufacture pet food. Sparkle Dog Premium Pet Food doesn’t shine, it’s pink feed.
“Sparkle Dog” pet food is the idea of “Real Housewives of Dallas” celebrity Kameron Westcott. The SparkleDogFood.com websites states “Kameron Allen Westcott, known for her appearance on The Real Housewives of Dallas, has combined her love for canines and her passion for pink by creating SparkleDog Premium Dog Food. Kameron noticed that the dog food industry has overlooked the purchasing power of women. She has made it her mission to create packaging that would appeal to women using bold pink colors, a unique shape and easy to carry bag. Her pièces de résistance was adding pink heart shaped kibbles.” Image from the SparkleDogFood.com website…
Ingredients of Sparkle Dog pet food…
“Chicken, chicken meal, chickpeas, pea flour, pea starch, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried plain beet pulp, menhaden fish meal, natural chicken flavor, flaxseed, dried egg product, dicalcium phosphate, canola oil, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, DL-methionine, blueberries, cranberries, apples, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, spinach, L-lysine, taurine, L-carnitine, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, folic acid, biotin, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, L-ascorbyl 2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, titanium dioxide, red #3.”
Review of ingredients…
All ingredients are feed grade. Three of the first five ingredients are starches; the pet food is about 40% starch. There is more “salt” in this pet food than numerous food ingredients (blueberries, cranberries, apples, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, spinach). The pet food contains copper sulfate – a supplement linked to copper storage disease. And the pet food contains artificial coloring – “red #3”.
What a shame – another celebrity pitching feed. I assume this celebrity believes the product is food, I assume she has no clue that ‘real chicken’ in pet food is very different than chicken in human food. Why don’t they take the time to learn the significant difference between feed and food? Maybe one has. Celebrity Ellen DeGeneres was once significantly linked to Halo Pet Food. In recent years, her image and name was front page on the Halo Pet Food website. From Wayback Machine…
Today, her link to the pet food (feed) cannot be found on the Halo website.
It makes me wonder…if pet food was termed what it actually is – Feed or Food – would any celebrity associate their name with a Cat or Dog Feed?
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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