Are any of these bad?
Natural And Artificial Flavors, Inulin, Sodium Chloride, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Soy Lecithin, Potassium Citrate
Asked by Kimberlee Crago 6 months ago.
You could just do some research & make the decision yourself. After reading the research/literature on something like Soy, or Artificial Flavors, you may come to a different conclusion than someone here. Answered by Lashawna Huppert 6 months ago.
Natural And Artificial Flavors--"natural flavors" can be exactly what it says, or it could be code for monosodium glutamate(MSG), which is an excitotoxin, and "artificial flavors" seems to denote various chemicals Inulin--a soluble fiber, it's actually good for you Sodium Chloride--salt Acesulfame Potassium ( Ace K)-- an artificial sweetener that some seem to think may cause cancer Sucralose-- This is NOT a sugar, even though it ends in -ose, but it was DERIVED from sugar. It's deceptively called this so people will THINK it's a sugar. It's actually another chemical artificial sweetener. It's the one that many people confuse with Splenda as it is an ingredient in splenda. It is formed, I understand, by the addition of 3 chlorine (not like chloride in salt) molecules to each sugar molecule (but ceases to be a sugar), and was "discovered" when the substance was originally being tested as an insecticide. Soy Lecithin--not sure, so I won't guess Potassium Citrate--looks like some sort of chemical, but not sure. Answered by Jacinta Waltmann 6 months ago.
Sodium Chloride is just salt. I know that much. Sucralose is a type of sugar I believe. Soy Lecithin is likely just something that comes from soy beans. Everything else, I have no idea. Answered by Samira Eld 6 months ago.
most people say if you cant pronounce it, or you dont know what it means you shouldnt put it in you body. so i would say they probably arent the best.. especially Sucralose because it is some kind of sugar.. i know this because it ends in lose Answered by Wilburn Nielson 6 months ago.
What is the difference between these two terms: isotonic, and isosmotic?
thanks a lot!!!
Asked by Loriann Cupit 6 months ago.
Tentacles of Condylactis gigantea were exposed successively to H2O–NaASW dilutions, isosmotic 1 mol/l MgSO4–NaASW mixtures and returned to H2O–NaASW dilutions to explore the possible isotonicity of isosmotic MgSO4 and the reversibility of the effects of this solution on the ionosmotic characteristics of the tentacles. Total tissue water responded as predicted by van't Hoff's osmotic relation to H2O–diluted seawater but was not clearly affected by the admixture of seawater with isosmotic MgSO4, suggesting that this solution may act as an isotonic medium. However, total tissue water, potassium, chloride and sodium contents, as well chloride and sodium spaces were lower in MgSO4–NaASW mixtures than in H2O–diluted seawater as a consequence of the loss of these electrolytes and presumably other osmolytes accompanied by an osmotic water loss. The loss of osmolytes did not appear to be compensated by MgSO4 uptake by the tentacles with a consequent reduction of the cell compartment. Therefore, in MgSO4–NaASW mixtures, inulin space approached total tissue water, resulting in considerable uncertainty in the estimation cell volume. When the tentacles were re-exposed to H2O–diluted seawater, tissue ionic contents and ionic and inulin spaces did not revert completely to the values obtained previous to exposure to isosmotic MgSO4. Therefore, although 1 mol/l MgSO4 solution was isosmotic with artificial seawater, it could not efficiently replace the latter as an isotonic medium. Answered by Leia Ochiai 6 months ago.
Isotonic Vs Isosmotic Answered by Dante Weishaupt 6 months ago.
In order to explain the difference,we have to understand that there are two types of solutes affecting the tonicity,they are either penetrating solutes or non-penetrating solutes. Penetrating solutes are those which can pass through the membrane of the cell affecting the osmotic pressure across the membrane,while the non-penetrating solutes cannot,therefore they only affect the tonicity. Isotonic solution comprise non-penetrating solutes,and they are solution having the same osmotic pressure as the cell they surround.They are neither absorbed or do they absorb anything form the cell. Isoosmotic solutions on the other hand are a bit different,they comprise penetrating and non-penetrating solutes.Although they have the same osmotic pressure as the cell they surround,they comprise penetrating solutes ,which can enter the cell and increase the cell's osmotic pressure.Increasing the cell's osmotic pressure, in turn, make the cell prone to absorb water from the medium in order to equalize the osmotic pressure on both sides,and this could cause the bursting of the cell. Answered by Tai Brillant 6 months ago.
isotonic-- having an equal concentration of solute isosmotic-- having the same osmotic pressure Osmotic pressure is the pressure created by an unequal concentration of solutions on either side of the SPM (semi-permeable membrane). The concentration of solute is, obviously, the concentration of solute on either side of the SPM. Answered by Ileen Feuss 6 months ago.
Cat food product ingredients analysis please!?
Hi all. Would it be prudent to feed my cat Royal Canin Veterinary Diet DS 44 for Diabetic cats even though she doesn't have diabetes? The reason I'd want to feed her this food is that it's low carbohydrates, but RC warn that your cat shouldn't be on this food for more than 6 months.. here are the...
Asked by Sunday Deluna 6 months ago.
Hi all. Would it be prudent to feed my cat Royal Canin Veterinary Diet DS 44 for Diabetic cats even though she doesn't have diabetes? The reason I'd want to feed her this food is that it's low carbohydrates, but RC warn that your cat shouldn't be on this food for more than 6 months.. here are the ingredients: CHICKEN MEAL, CORN GLUTEN MEAL, GROUND BARLEY, SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, GROUND CORN, NATURAL FLAVORS, CELLULOSE POWDER, CHICKEN FAT, BROWN RICE, BEET PULP, FISH OIL, VEGETABLE OIL, GROUND PSYLLIUM SEED, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, INULIN, CHOLINE CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM CITRATE, TAURINE, GREEN TEA EXTRACT, SODIUM CHLORIDE. Analysis is as follows: Crude Protein 44%, Crude fat 10% Moisture 8.5% Carbohydrates: 12%. Answered by Marietta Raynor 6 months ago.
DFA is a tool, not a babile, well said by another poster. The website is not biased as some other have said. They don't really have real people reviewingit. All the star ratings are based on ingridient list. The concensus is that better/more meat, less grain, better the good. I have tried Wellness, didn't go so well. I am giving mine Orijen now and she is doing great and actually likes the food. Dogs are different, and body react to different food differently, like people. Also your dog might be allergic to some meat content, like chicken or beef, it's not the brand, it's the protein source you should see if all thsoe you have tried have in common. It's also surprising your dog can be fine for months and then get sick. I think he is allergic to some common ingrdient on all the food you give him that is not on the "crappy" brand you got later. Dog food is trial and error. Stick with the ones that works. Mine is an iron stomach most of time, lucky me huh? =p Answered by Joel Cardno 6 months ago.
Firstly, I'd steer clear of foods specifically marketed to diabetic cats since yours isn't diabetic. Cats need dominantly protein in their diet, so that's good you want you're looking for. The best route I think would be to look up a few "holistic" type pet stores in your city, and do some research into the brands they carry. Usually stores geared toward a more organic/holistic market carry brands higher in raw proteins, less carbs, less by-product ingredients, etc, and you'll hopefully be able to narrow down your search that way. There's also a new movement towards feeding a raw-food diet, I'm not sure what the merrits/pitfalls of this approach would be, however it would obviously allow you to feed your cat a high-protein diet :) So another thing to do some reading on if you're so inclined! My cats are on a dry food called "Orijen", made by Champion pet foods, and is doing well on that diet. I think it's 75% protein..? Answered by Damon Werring 6 months ago.
No. Do not base your cat's diet off of carbs. Their body works differently from ours. I'm certified in dog food analysis and there are things I see right away in this back that are not good for your cat. The most important ingredients are the first 5. It's good that are no by products in that bag, but corn gluten meal is ingredient number 2! This ingredient makes it difficult to digest food. You should look for chicken meal, rice meal, beet pulp, fish oil, and taurine. If any corn is in it it should be ground. Answered by Callie Verros 6 months ago.
Good god no! This food isn't appropriate for any cat, let alone one with diabetes! Royal Canin makes me sick. They're so completely full of crap. Corn, Barley, Soy, Corn....what are "natural flavors?" Brown rice.....none of these are good although brown rice is better than white. If you want your cat to eat a low carb good food - which you should - then simply choose a good quality grainless canned food. I do applaud you for looking into this! Answered by Celena Keagle 6 months ago.
I would stick to foods that are in your cats age & health range, better to be safe than sorry. Best of luck! Answered by Porsche Ahearn 6 months ago.
Orijen or Eagle Pack Holistic?
P.S. anything on B.A.R.F. dog food? can I mix it with other organic dog food? http://www.petdeli.com.au/
Asked by Vallie Costaneda 6 months ago.
I'm looking at something that is Organic and an excellent dog food (puppy large/medium eg Leonberger & Golden Retriever) I've seen Orijen ingredients and it's almost as human eatable, which looks very healthy to me, I could always add a nice peace of stake to it if vegetarian pack. Fish??? is fish as good for a dog as it is for humans? Answered by Austin Brester 6 months ago.
Eagle Pack Holistic Answered by Xuan Lannan 6 months ago.
Is this for a puppy or for an adult dog? How big is the dog? Does he/she have any special needs? If it's for a puppy (especially a large breed puppy), I recommend Orijen, as they have the right ratio of calcium & phosphorous in the diet. Are you looking for a grain-free diet? If so, Orijen is grain-free. Eagle Pack is not, although it does contain more digestible grains (rice and oatmeal instead of corn and wheat). Beyond that, it's a personal choice. They are both good commercial diets. Please keep in mind that you should pay close attention to all of the ingredients in any diet, in case you should ever need to do an elimination diet for allergies. Both Orijen & Eagle Pack Holistic include a variety of meats in their diets, including fish and lamb (which are often used in commercial elimination diets). This isn't necessarily a bad thing, just something to keep in mind. You should pick a few exotic proteins (e.g., duck, venison, buffalo, rabbit, etc) that your dog has never had, and avoid feeding any foods which contain those meats, in case of future allergies. Answered by Yaeko Bolivar 6 months ago.
I understand Innova Evo is the highest quality, but I also feed mine Natural Balance, Eagle Pack, and some other brands. Basically, I read the ingredients labels, looking for meat as the first few listed, no corn, no wheat. I'm not familiar with Orijen. Answered by Dulce Ransberger 6 months ago.
To all cat lovers and knowledgeables- another question!?
Yay firstly thank you for viewing my question!Now for the question... Is it okay to feed kittens adult cat food? And is it okay to feed an adult cat kitten food? (very active cats) Which one is worse? Because according to the Pet Paradise person, Innova Adult Cat food is okay for kittens? Please explain!Also,...
Asked by Kasandra Halbrook 6 months ago.
Yay firstly thank you for viewing my question! Now for the question... Is it okay to feed kittens adult cat food? And is it okay to feed an adult cat kitten food? (very active cats) Which one is worse? Because according to the Pet Paradise person, Innova Adult Cat food is okay for kittens? Please explain! Also, what about Natura's Innova Cat and Kitten and Natura's EVO cat and kitten foods? It says it's suitable for both, but is there any disadvantages to it? For your information here are the ingredients: Innova Cat and Kitten Canned Cat and Kitten Food Turkey Chicken Chicken Broth Whole Eggs Chicken Meal Herring Natural Flavors Brown Rice Carrots Potatoes Apples Carrageenan Alfalfa Sprouts Herring Oil Guar Gum Tricalcium Phosphate L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate Skim Milk Sodium Phosphate Sunflower Oil Salt DL Methionine Taurine Choline Chloride Inulin Potassium Chloride Vitamins/Minerals EVO Turkey & Chicken Formula Canned Cat and Kitten Food Turkey Chicken Turkey Broth Chicken Broth Chicken Meal Herring Carrots Whole Eggs Salmon Meal Natural Flavors Carrageenan Cottage Cheese L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate Apples Guar Gum Vitamins/Minerals Inulin Herring Oil Choline Chloride Potassium Chloride Salt Sunflower Oil Taurine Sodium Phosphate Beta Carotene Innova Flex Chicken & Brown Rice Stew for Adult Cats Chicken Chicken Broth Turkey Broth Dried Egg Whites Potato Starch Brown Rice Carrots Apples Oat Fiber Natural Flavors Guar Gum Whole Eggs Sodium Phosphate Herring Oil L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate Salt DL Methionine Choline Chloride Taurine Potassium Chloride Butter Tricalcium Phosphate Vitamins/Minerals Thanks! (and also please don't answer "Natura is crap don't buy it's poisonous" etc. because firstly, it is not, and secondly, all that's needed is an answer to my questions! Thank you :) it's just that I have seen people's question being spammed by these answers before... ) Answered by Lorine Heikkinen 6 months ago.
only feed kitten kitten food till there 1 year old.and adult is meant to have adult food as not got same protain in for cat.eagle and evo is good food,so is science plan which i use Answered by Katherin Lapsley 6 months ago.
Well my cat was a stray and I took her and her kittens in but then again I live in Connecticut and it gets pretty cold in the winter time here. I would keep feeding them and probably collar them as belonging to your complex so if they do wander to far they can be returned. Like someone said before me cats are hardy animals and will be okay if it isn't to windy or the temperature drops below freezing. It's also good to take them to a vet to get check out for anything. You never know what will happen to an outdoor cat because (and I'm not saying all dogs bite cats) but if they get bitten by a dog it can be a serious thing. Especially considering the sizes of most dogs are significantly bigger than cats. A dog can literally swallow one of those kittens in one fell swoop if it's big enough. Also you should get them something enclosed for those nights that are really windy or when it rains. Such as a cat box that they can go in and out of. Also it would help to put all the bowls except maybe the water bowl in the box as well. I understand what you're thinking about the cat because my complex is the same way with all of our cats (stray or not) they're all outside eating from bowls that we fill up and we have several boxes (and bowls. But then again we have about 10-15 cats that come back and forth) for them to go into when it's wet or windy and there's no one around to take them inside. It also helps to get them some form of entertainment if you do take them inside occasionally. You don't want them getting on your furniture and what valuables. Answered by Amina Nolting 6 months ago.
Please feed your kitten kitten food until it is an adult. There are reasons that cat/dog food is seperated into kitten, adult and senior. Kitten food gives kittens the vitamins and such they need for a growing body and immune system Where as adult food gives different vitamins. There is no price difference between kitten and adult food, so please, give ur kitten the correct food. Answered by Rachell Holthaus 6 months ago.
these diets have absolutely no scientific research behind them...that being said, the diets with the scientific research behind their names still are questionable. just make the best educated decision that fits your pocket book. Answered by Chan Fleniken 6 months ago.
Canidae doggy food is bad or good?
CANIDAE All Natural IngredientsChicken meal, turkey meal, lamb meal, brown rice, white rice, rice bran, peas, potatoes, oatmeal, cracked pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), millet, tomato pomace, natural flavor, flaxseed meal, ocean fish meal, choline chloride, suncured alfalfa meal,...
Asked by Edward Lyalls 6 months ago.
CANIDAE All Natural Ingredients Chicken meal, turkey meal, lamb meal, brown rice, white rice, rice bran, peas, potatoes, oatmeal, cracked pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), millet, tomato pomace, natural flavor, flaxseed meal, ocean fish meal, choline chloride, suncured alfalfa meal, inulin (from chicory root), lecithin, sage extract, cranberries, beta-carotene, rosemary extract, sunflower oil, yucca schidigera extract, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, papaya, pineapple. Answered by Trinity Griffen 6 months ago.
It is excellent. I switched my 6 dogs (and any fosters I have) to Canidae 4 years ago, on advice of show dog owners and handlers who noticed that one of my dogs had a very dull coat and dry skin. As to "ask a vet" - forget it, most vets know little about nutrition. I used to feed my dogs Science Diet because my vet at that time sold it. Found out that vets get paid to stock Science Diet in their clinics. Science Diet makes some great canned special diet food for dogs with problems, but the dry is pure corn meal loaded crap - no better than supermarket junk. Since my dogs are on Canidae, they have beautiful coats, no more dry skin, and not one yeast infection of their ears or coat, which one was very prone to before going on Canidae. I certainly recommend it, lots of people who know dogs and their needs feed them Canidae - that's how I found out about it. Answered by Merrill Godbold 6 months ago.
It's good. It's considered one of the top brands in the market and they have grain-free alternatives if you're concerned about allergies with your dog. They generally get grouped with Innova, Wellness, Fromms, and products of that ilk in terms of quality. 3 meats listed first, no corn, reputation for quality. Answered by Lurline Mellberg 6 months ago.
What one would you say is best?
blue lamb and rice for puppy...Deboned Lamb, Lamb Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Fish Meal, Oatmeal, Rye, Whole Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Natural Flavor, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries,...
Asked by Mila Italiano 6 months ago.
blue lamb and rice for puppy... Deboned Lamb, Lamb Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Fish Meal, Oatmeal, Rye, Whole Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Natural Flavor, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric, Garlic, Herring Oil (natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Dried Chicory Root, Black Malted Barley, Oil of Rosemary, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron), Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Potassium Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Potassium), Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Salt, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum, Enterococcus faecium. or.....merrick Whole Earth Farms Ingredients: Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Oat Meal, Pearled Barley, Ground Rice,Ground Millet, Ground Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E) Duck, Buffalo, White Fish, Natural Chicken Liver Flavor, Salmon Oil (a natural source of Omega-3, Docosahexaenoic Acid-DHA)*, Organic Alfalfa Sun-cured ground, Yeast Culture, Tomato Pomace Dried , Dried Egg,Organic Sunflower Seed Ground, Salt, Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Lysine, Blueberry Dried, Cranberry Dried, Yucca Schidigera Extract,Inulin (from Chicory Root), Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Cinnamon, Marigold Dried, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus casei,Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin, Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite. Answered by Audie Campoli 6 months ago.
Both of them are equally good. Dogs dont need all those vegetables, theres actually very small amounts of them- hardly worth anything and they are just taking up space to make the food sound fancy so they can charge more money for the food. You need a food with lots of meat ingredients and a little grains. Answered by Selina Mullings 6 months ago.
I would say merrick i gave that to my dog when she was a puppy =] Answered by Lanell Orgain 6 months ago.
Switched to Eagle Pack for Large Breed Puppies. Is that Good?
By the Way....She has been to the Vet. She has a sensitive stomach. They recomended Hills Scince Diet but I will not feed my baby that funk.
Asked by Mercedes Parkman 6 months ago.
Check out the ingredients for this food: Lamb Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Ground Yellow Corn, Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Oatmeal, Anchovy & Sardine Meals, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Menhaden Fish Oil, Dried Egg Product, Wheat Germ Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Inulin, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Beta-Carotene, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Inositol, Kelp, Polysaccharide Complexes of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, B. subtilus, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus coagulins, Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger. Do you see anything wrong with it? I do. Mainly this: Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Ground Yellow Corn, Oatmeal, Wheat Germ Meal That is an awful lot of grain for a dog. This food may firm up his stool but in the long run it's possible that'll give him a huge number of diseases because of that grain. kidney and liver failure among the most prominent. If you are looking for a good food, the first 3 ingredients should be Meat, and it should be grain free, (meaning no rice, corn, oats etc.) Remember read your ingredient lists! Answered by Shanita Mayden 6 months ago.
i have my 6 month old boxer on that too and i will be switching to adult when hes 1 1/2. They are large breeds so you do have to give them large breed food. Answered by Darline Belidor 6 months ago.
Why are you asking store clerks about medical problems? Having diarrhea all the time may or may not be connected to the puppy's diet, but changing the diet may make an intestinal problem worse. Eagle Pack is a good brand. Answered by Mitch Abalos 6 months ago.
Is PEDIGREE® Puppy Growth & Support, with Chicken and rice good food?
the ingredients are Meat & meat by-products (poultry, beef & lamb); corn; cereal protein; rice; beet pulp; fish meal; sunflower oil; vegetables; minerals (including calcium, zinc, iron, potassium); vitamins (including A, C, D3, E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B5, B6, folic acid, B12); salt; inulin; taurine;...
Asked by Teddy Bledsoe 6 months ago.
the ingredients are Meat & meat by-products (poultry, beef & lamb); corn; cereal protein; rice; beet pulp; fish meal; sunflower oil; vegetables; minerals (including calcium, zinc, iron, potassium); vitamins (including A, C, D3, E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B5, B6, folic acid, B12); salt; inulin; taurine; marigold meal; beta-carotene; preservatives; antioxidants and food colouring. Typical Analysis Crude Protein 29.0% / Crude Fat 14.0% Crude Fibre 1.5% / Salt (Sodium Chloride) 1% Sugar Not Added Thiamin 0.6mg Riboflavin 1.1 mg Vitamin C 18mg Vitamin E 45mg Calcium 1245mg Phophorus 960mg Iron 10mg Zinc 36mg Energy 35Kcal avg. metabolisable energy 100 kcal / 100g Answered by Page Federer 6 months ago.
If you want to feed it and your dog does well on it, that's your decision to make. But since you're asking a question and expecting answers, I'm going to be frank: no. It is not. Reasons being are simple. You put poultry, beef, and lamb in parenthesis but I don't think Pedigree itself actually specifies meat sources. (I used to feed it, and if I remember correctly, it does not) This means you do not, in fact, know what you are feeding your dog. This is bad for a few reasons. The biggest one, in my opinion, being that if your dog ever develops allergies while on this food there will be NO telling what he's allergic to. You can't say "meat" because that's silly. Dogs usually aren't allergic or intolerant to all meat sources. Only certain ones. I don't really like feeding corn, either. Maybe I've just become biased from having a dog that got so sick while eating a corn based kibble that I was certain I'd lose her, I don't know... but I will always think of it as a cheap protein source. We can't even digest corn properly, why could a dog? Cereal protein is a cheap filler. A good dog food should get most of its protein from meat. Not from corn and "cereal". Food colouring is more to please the humans and can make your dogs poop funky colors. I don't think it's harmful, but it's essentially, pointless. There are better commercial brands available that you can consider feeding but if this works for your dog... well, only you can decide in the end. Answered by Latesha Macnutt 6 months ago.
Wet food is fine to feed. It actually has less calories then dry does so is good for weight maintainance. It is a good addition to a dry food diet. If you are going to feed a wet food make sure it is a good quality one. Contrary to popular belief dry food does nothing for the teeth.Dogs don't chew their food like people do so the food isn't in the mouth long enough to be of value.Likewise canned food isn't in the mouth long enough to cause issue. Wet food won't make the coat shiney though. It doesn't contain the fat/oils necassary. Answered by Kristofer Montooth 6 months ago.
No. Corn is one of the top 3 ingredients, dogs are often allergic to corn. Theres also rice- A filler that just means more poop to clean up. Not the worst but far from the best. Answered by Sunny Keaney 6 months ago.
Well it depends on the main ingredients in it. Look on the back at the ingredients if it lists things like chicken or natural ingredients it is most likey good for ur dog, if not them its probably isn't. Answered by Pete Yaegle 6 months ago.
Well..it's better than Purina One dog food but I wouldn't highly recommend it. Answered by Edwardo Overhulser 6 months ago.
I wouldn't feed the dogs anything with byproducts listed. You have no way of knowing just what those byproducts consist of. Answered by Cordie Lauzon 6 months ago.
No i would go with something else have a read off this article Answered by Irvin Putton 6 months ago.
puppy food is good for dog ther ewhole lif but my great dain did not like anything chicken flavvorde Answered by Will Houff 6 months ago.
Is Natural Variety a good dog food?
I just started feeding my dog natural variety dog food. She seems to like it. But I just want to get someone else's opinion on it
Asked by Wendi Saleem 6 months ago.
Well.... it provides an organic source of over 50 trace minerals. A colloidal silicate called montmorillonite supplies important trace minerals. Its ingredients look good too, so I'd say it is good: Ingredients: Lamb Meal, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Barley, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Menhaden Fish Meal, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Lamb Flavor, Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Folic Acid), Sea Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite), Lamb Liver, Inulin, Flaxseed Oil, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Apples, Carrots, Peas, Freeze Dried Lamb, Freeze Dried Lamb Hearts, Freeze Dried Lamb Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Ground Lamb Bone, Butternut Squash, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Kelp, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Honey, Blueberries, Alfalfa Sprouts, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Persimmons, Olive Oil, Duck Eggs, Pheasant Eggs, Quail Eggs, Sage, Clove, Rosemary Extract. Guaranteed Analysis %: Crude Protein(min) 26 Crude Fat(min) 14 Moisture(max) 10 Crude Fiber(max) 3.4 Answered by Clara Silbaugh 6 months ago.
Merrick, Solid Gold, Natures Logic, Canidae, Wellness, Innova Go with.....Human grade, no corn products, no by products, no copper sulfate good luck! I just went through this with my dog I had him on Beneful for almost 3 years THEN found out it was crap food, went to Nutro, then found out that was crap (only had him on it for 1 day then took it back to the pet store) I finally found a GOOD food im totally happy with and thats Merrick but the ones listed above are all very good :) Hope this helped! Answered by Alvin Hakey 6 months ago.
Actually, I was feeding my dog the natural Iams brand until I heard it was recalled because it was a contaminated product from, guess where, China! I'm sure natural food is better, but do some research before you believe what companies tell you. This approach is always best because usually big corporations will jip consumers if they can. Answered by Jenee Teeples 6 months ago.