Top 20 Worst Consumer Rated Dry Dog Food Brands For 2017

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20 – Doggy Bag® Dog Food


Wheat middlings, ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, calcium carbonate make up the top 5 ingredients in Doggy Bag Dog Food.

Wheat middlings, ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, calcium carbonate, animal fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid), animal digest, salt, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin E supplement, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, vitamin B12 supplement, niacin, biotin, vitamin A acetate, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), calcium iodate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, cobalt carbonate, folic acid

19 – Ever Pet®


Whole grain corn, meat and bone meal, animal fat preserved with BHA, corn gluten meal and soybean meal are found in the top 5 ingredients in Ever Pet.

Ingredients: Ground whole grain corn, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat (preserved with BHA), soybean meal, wheat mill run, corn distillers dried grains with solubles, animal digest, salt, chicken by-product meal, rice, potassium chloride, vegetable oil (source of linoleic acid), caramel color, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, l-lysine, added color (yellow 5, yellow 6, red 40, blue 2), dried peas, dried carrots, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), zinc oxide, niacin, copper sulfate, manganous sulfate, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, sodium selenite

18 – Cesar®


Chicken meal, brewer’s rice, chicken by-product meal, corn and wheat are found in the top 5 ingredients in Cesar.

Ingredients: chicken meal, brewer’s rice, chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat, meat and bone meal, animal fat (preserved with BHA/BHT), dried beet pulp, soybean meal, chicken, natural flavours, rice flour, vegetable oil (source of linoleic acid), potassium chloride, yeast, water, glycerine, salt, vegetables (dried spinach, green peas and carrots), tapioca starch, gelatin, DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), choline chloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), vitamin B12 supplement, hydrogenated glucose, potassium sorbate, zinc sulphate, filet mignon flavour, caramel colour, glycerol monostearate, chlorophyll, phosphoric acid, iron oxide, copper sulphate, sorbic acid, turmeric and potassium iodide

17 – Hi Point Dog Food


Pork Meat and Bone Meal, Ground Wheat, Corn Gluten Feed, Corn Distiller’s Dried Grains with Solubles, Chicken By-Product Meal are found in the top 5 ingredients of Hi Point dog food.

Pork Meat and Bone Meal, Ground Wheat, Corn Gluten Feed, Corn Distiller’s Dried Grains with Solubles, Chicken By-Product Meal, Whole Grain Ground Corn, Poultry Fat (preserved with BHA, BHT, and Citric Acid), Hominy Feed, Animal digest, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Propionic Acid, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Selenite, Copper Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, D-Calcium Panothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, and Folic Acid.

16 – ShowTime Dog Food


Poultry and porcine meal, ground yellow corn, ground wheat, poultry fat (preserved with BHA) corn gluten meal are found in the top 5 ingredients of ShowTime Dog Food.

Ingredients: Poultry and Porcine Meal, ground yellow corn, ground wheat, poultry fat (preserved with BHA) corn gluten meal, fish meal, dried beet pulp, ground flaxseed, poultry digest, brewer’s dried yeast, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, salt, calcium propionate, choline chloride, L-lysine hydrochloride, iron sulfate, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, manganese proteinate, zinc sulfate, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, riboflavin supplement, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, sodium selenite, niacin supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, ascorbyl – 2 – polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), vitamin B-12 supplement, calcium iodate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B-6), vitamin D-3 supplement, cobalt carbonate, folic acid, and mineral oil.

15 – Retriever® Hi Protein


Meat and bone meal, ground yellow corn, wheat middlings, ground wheat, soybean meal are found in the top 5 ingredients of Retriever Hi Protein.

Ingredients: Meat and bone meal, ground yellow corn, wheat middlings, ground wheat, soybean meal, animal fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid), corn gluten meal, animal digest, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, color added (red #40, yellow #5, blue #2), L-lysine, zinc oxide, niacin, copper sulfate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, manganous oxide, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), riboflavin supplement, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, cobalt carbonate

14 – Big Red Dog Food


Ground Yellow Corn, Meat and Bone Meal, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Animal Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid) are found in the top 5 ingredients of Big Red Great Gravy.

Ground Yellow Corn, Meat and Bone Meal, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Animal Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Guar Gum, Wheat Flour, Natural Flavors, Cheese Powder, Methylcellulose, FD&C Color (Red #40, Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Blue #2, Blue #1), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate (Preservative, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement).

13 – Purina® Moist & Meaty Burger


Beef By-Product, Soy Flour, Soy Grits, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water are found in the top 5 ingredients of Purina Moist & Meaty Burger.

Ingredients: Beef By-Product, Soy Flour, Soy Grits, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Wheat Flour, Corn Syrup, Beef, Phosphoric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Animal Fat Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Salt, Sorbic Acid (a Preservative), Cheese Powder (Source of Cheddar Cheese Flavor), Calcium Propionate (a Preservative), Soybean Oil, Added Color, DL-Methionine, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Ethoxyquin (a Preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Yellow 6, Red 40, Yellow 5, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Sodium Selenite. C-4104.

12 – DAD’S® Econ-O-Mets


Ground Yellow Corn, Beef Meal, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Animal Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols) are found in the top 5 ingredients of Dad’s Econ-O-Mets.

Ingredients: Ground Yellow Corn, Beef Meal, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Animal Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Soy Hulls, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, L-Tryptophan, Copper Proteinate, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

11 – Retriever® Mini Chunk


Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, wheat middlings, animal fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid) are found in the top 5 ingredients of Retriever Mini Chunk.

Ingredients: Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, wheat middlings, animal fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid), natural chicken flavor, poultry by-product meal, brewers rice, dried plain beet pulp, salt, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, color added (red #40, yellow #5, blue #2), niacin, copper sulfate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, manganous oxide, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), sodium selenite, calcium iodate, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, cobalt carbonate

10 – Purina® Beneful Original


Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E) are found in the top 5 ingredients of Beneful.

INGREDIENTS: Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), rice flour, beef, soy flour, water, meat and bone meal, propylene glycol, sugar, tricalcium phosphate, phosphoric acid, salt, animal digest, potassium chloride, sorbic acid (a preservative), dried peas, dried carrots, calcium propionate (a preservative), choline chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, Red 40, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Vitamin A supplement, Blue 2, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, Vitamin B-12 supplement, brewers dried yeast, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin D-3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.

9 – PURINA® DOG CHOW


Whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), meat and bone meal are found in the top 5 ingredients of Purina Dog Chow.

INGREDIENTS: Whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), meat and bone meal, soybean meal, egg and chicken flavor, whole grain wheat, animal digest, salt, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, Yellow 6, Yellow 5,manganese sulfate, niacin, Red 40, Vitamin A supplement, Blue 2, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.

8 – Kibbles ‘n Bits®


Corn, soybean meal, beef & bone meal, ground wheat, animal fat (BHA used as preservative) are found in the top 5 ingredients of Kibbles ‘n Bits.

INGREDIENTS: Corn, soybean meal, beef & bone meal, ground wheat, animal fat (BHA used as preservative), corn syrup, water sufficient for processing, wheat middlings, animal digest (source of chicken flavor), propylene glycol, salt, hydrochloric acid, potassium chloride, caramel color, sorbic acid (used as a preservative), sodium carbonate, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), choline chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, vitamin A supplement, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), titanium dioxide (color), calcium sulfate, yellow 5, red 40, yellow 6, BHA (used as a preservative), DL-methionine.

7 – Pedigree® Adult


Ground Whole Corn, Meat and Bone Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with BHA/BHT), Wheat Mill Run are found in the top 5 ingredients of Pedigree Adult.

INGREDIENTS: Ground Whole Corn, Meat and Bone Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with BHA/BHT), Wheat Mill Run, Ground Wheat, Natural Poultry Flavor, Wheat Flour, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Caramel Color, Vegetable Oil (Source of Linoleic Acid), Rice, Wheat Gluten, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate [Source of Vitamin E], L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate [Source of Vitamin C*], Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement [Vitamin B2], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Added FD&C and Lake Colors (Yellow 6, Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5).

6 – IAMS® Pro Active


Ground Yellow Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken are found in the top 5 ingredients of Iams Pro Active.

INGREDIENTS: Ground Yellow Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken, Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Flavor, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Vegetable and Fruit Blend (Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Peas, Dried Spinach and Dried Tomatoes), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Dicalcium Phosphate, Rosemary Extract

5 – Twin Pet®


Ground Corn, Wheat Middlings, De-Fatted Rice Bran, Meat And Bone Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With BHA And Citric Acid) are found in the top 5 ingredients of Twin Pet.

Ingredients: Ground Corn, Wheat Middlings, De-Fatted Rice Bran, Meat And Bone Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With BHA And Citric Acid), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Animal Digest, Corn Gluten Meal, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Niacin, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.

4 – ALPO®


Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn gluten meal are found in the top 5 ingredients of Alpo.

INGREDIENTS: Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn gluten meal, egg and chicken flavor, animal digest, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, Red 40, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, Yellow 5, manganese sulfate, Blue 2, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.

3 – KAL KAN®


Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, ground wheat, chicken by-product meal are found in the top 5 ingredients of Kal Kan.

INGREDIENTS: Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, ground wheat, chicken by-product meal, animal fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid, source of Omega-6 Fatty Acids), wheat middlings, corn gluten meal, natural flavor, salt, dl-methionine, potassium chloride, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc oxide, copper sulfate, niacin, manganous oxide, Vitamin A supplement, biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, folic acid, cobalt carbonate, Vitamin D3 supplement.

2 – Ol Roy®


Ground Yellow Corn, Meat And Bone Meal, Soybean Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With BHA And Citric Acid) are found in the top 5 ingredients of Ol Roy.

Ingredients: Ground Yellow Corn, Meat And Bone Meal, Soybean Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With BHA And Citric Acid), Corn Gluten Meal, Natural Flavor, Brewers Rice, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Color Added (Titanium Dioxide, Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Red #40, Blue #2), Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate.

1 – GRAVY TRAIN®

Corn, Soybean Meal, Meat and Bone Meal, Wheat Middlings, Animal Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols) are found in the top 5 ingredients of Gravy Train. Check out the ingredient list definitions below!

INGREDIENTS: Corn, Soybean Meal, Meat and Bone Meal, Wheat Middlings, Animal Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Animal Digest, Salt, Calcium Carbonate,Cellulose Gum, Wheat Flour, Caramel Color, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Natural and Artificial Beef Flavor, Red 40, BHA (preservative), Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 2, Rosemary Extract.

INGREDIENT LIST DEFINITIONS:

Animal Digest: Unspecified animals which are cooked to a goopy broth (rendered) and used as a spray-on or added directly to the food. This is unsuitable for human consumption. The grease that rises to the top is used as a source of fat and the rest of the mash is dried and used as “meat meal”. No quality control is used and this can be a variety mix of dead, diseased, disabled, or dying prior to slaughter, goats, pigs, horses, and rats.

Artificial Coloring: Regulated by European Union but unregulated in the USA. Artificial coloring has been linked to cancer in may lab animals.

Beef By-Product: A high-protein commodity made from grinding clean, rendered parts of cow carcasses.

Beet Pulp: Pure sugar filler, leads to weight gain, hyperactivity and feeds arthritis.

BHA: Butylated hydroxyanisole also known as BHA is a highly controversial preservative that is used on many pet food products. BHA is linked to cancer causing agents in humans!

Brewers’ Rice: Small milled fragments of rice kernels that have been separated from the larger kernels of milled rice. Brewers’ rice contains high carbohydrate counts. This ingredient, if found in the top 5 ingredient list is not recommended for dogs with weight management issues.

Dried Brewer’s Yeast: By-Product of brewing beer. Considered safe for dogs.

Ground Yellow Corn: No nutritional value. This carbohydrate is used to simply make the product cheaper.

High Fructose Corn Syrup: A sweetener made from corn starch that has been processed by glucose isomerase to convert some of its glucose into fructose.

Meat and Bone Meal: Concentrate protein powder. The end result of animal rendering carcasses.

Poultry By-Product: A high-protein commodity made from grinding clean, rendered parts of poultry carcasses.

Propylene Glycol: Approved dog food additive used to sweeten kibble. Note: This additive is prohibited in cat food due to links of Heinz Body Anemia.

Rice Flour: Cheap filler, can cause digestive issues and can lead to diabetes in dogs.

Salt: Causes bloat in dogs if consumed in high doses. Also known to cause heart and kidney disease in dogs.

Soybean Meal: Plant based filler with limited proteins. Can cause allergic reaction in allergy sensitive dogs.

Wheat Flour: Wheat is a allergenic in many dog breeds. Little nutritional value comes from wheat flour.

We highly recommend a product that contains:

  • High in high-quality protein (muscle meat, not pieces and parts)
  • Moderate levels of animal fat. Omega 3 – 6 are excellent for your dogs health.
  • High levels of EPA/DHA
  • High moisture content (prey is 70 percent water)
  • A few fresh cut veggies and a bit of fruit (to mimic stomach contents of prey)
  • No grains (carnivores don’t have a biologic requirement for grain)
  • No wads of potatoes or other starches to offset meat content

Source : TheDogDigest.Com

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