The recent discussion on the pet food recall made me do something I`ve never done before: read the ingredients on the food that my dog eats!
Can anyone tell me what this all means? Is there anything lacking, or something that really doesn`t need to be there? How does this compare to other brands?
Here is what they put in IAMS Large Breed Adult food:
Chicken, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Chicken By-Product Meal (Natural source of Glucosamine), Ground Whole Grain Barley, Fish Meal, Dried Beet Pulp (Sugar Removed), Chicken Fat (Preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Flax Meal, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Dried Chicken Cartilage (Natural source of Glucosamine), DL-Methionine, 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), Fish Oil (Preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), L-Tryptophan, Rosemary Extract
Guaranteed Analysis version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
(percent) Crude Protein not less than
23.0% Crude Fat not less than
13.0% Crude Fat not more than
16.0% Crude Fiber not more than
5.0% Moisture not more than
10.0% Omega-6 Fatty Acids not less than
2.30%* Omega-3 Fatty Acids not less than
0.23%* Glucosamine not less than
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food
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