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    7 Worst Dog Food Brands, Updated 2013 | Bad dog food = Shorter Life |
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    It is easy to increase your dog’s life and improve his health by simply feeding a healthy homemade dog food diet.


    Bad dog food ingredients=Shortened life span for your dog


    Below is a listing of some of the inexpensive dog food brands, with the harmful, unnecessary and outright dangerous and deadly ingredients, highlighted in red.


    Use the list below as a guide on what bad dog food ingredients to avoid when buying commercial dog food.


    If a specific brand of food is not listed here it does not mean it is bad or good brand. You can find the complete ingredient listing and nutritional analysis on any of the dog food manufacturers websites. An ingredient list like the dog food on this page should always be avoided.


    This list of foods below as examples of what I consider unhealthy and dangerous dog food brands. Any dog who is fed a consistent and regular diet of corn will be more prone to illnesses, allergies and a shorter life.


    Here is the reason why you should question the food you are feeding your dog.


    This is the “myth” that we have been led to believe: The Pet Food is fine because it has an accredited label on the bag. This is what can be found on the label: “Our pet foods are made following AAFCO guidelines and must pass stringent testing.” ……….READ MORE HERE!


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    All these examples have corn as the main ingredient. Use these foods as a comparative guide to see what you should NOT be feeding your dog.


    Worst Dog Food Brands Listed in no particular order:


    BENEFUL BY PURINA







    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, sugar, propylene glycol, meat and bone meal, tricalcium phosphate, phosphoric acid, salt, water, animal digest, sorbic acid (a preservative), potassium chloride, dried carrots, dried peas, calcium propionate (a preservative), L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 2), DL-Methionine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, Vitamin B-12 supplement, 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.




    ALPO BY PURINA





    INGREDIENTS:


    Ground yellow corn, corn germ meal, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, beef tallow preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), animal digest (source of chicken flavor), salt, potassium chloride, beef & liver meal, dried cheese powder, dl-methionine, added color, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, brewers dried yeast, 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.




    OL ROY From WALMART:





    INGREDIENTS:


    Ground yellow corn, soybean meal, ground whole wheat, corn syrup, poultry fat, Meat and bone meal, Animal Fat Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid, Chicken by-product meal, Rice, Animal Digest, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin D and E Supplement, Niacin, Copper Sulafate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, *menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), , Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid




    KIBBLES N BITS:





    INGREDIENTS:


    Corn, soybean meal, beef and bone meal, ground wheat flour, animal fat – bha used as preservative, corn syrup, wheat middlings, water sufficient for processing, 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), calcium sulfate, titanium dioxide, yellow 5, yellow 6, red 40, BHA (used as a preservative), dl methionine




    PURINA DOG CHOW:





    INGREDIENTS :


    Whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn gluten meal, meat and bone meal, brewers rice, soybean meal, barley, whole grain wheat, animal digest, calcium carbonate, salt, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Yellow 6) , DL-Methionine, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, copper proteinate, 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.




    PEDIGREE:


    (Puppy Food)


    INGREDIENTS:


    Ground Whole Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Rice, Corn Gluten Meal (Source of Lutein*), Animal Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Source of Vitamin E), Natural Poultry Flavor, Wheat, Potassium Chloride, Wheat Flour, DiCalcium Phosphate, Salt, Brewers Dried Yeast, Carmel Color, Vegetable Oil (Source of Linoleic Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Vitamins (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], d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement [Vitamin B2], Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Marigold Meal, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Added FD&C and Lake Colors (Yellow 6, Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5).


    Comparison Chart showing the Best and Worst Dog Food Brands side by side – SEE THE DIFFERENCE




    HILL’S SCIENCE DIET ORIGINAL





    INGREDIENTS:


    Ground Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Soybean Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Iodized Salt, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Dried Chicken Cartilage, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.


    This is only a very small sample for information purposes. It enables us to see the contrast between the very best dog food and the very bad dog food brands.






    When buying your next bag of dog food ask these questions.


    You want to see something like this: (THESE YES ANSWERS APPLY TO MANY OF THE PREMIUM DOG FOODS SUCH AS: ORIJEN, ACANA, BLUE BUFFALO WILDERNESS, TASTE OF THE WILD, STELLA AND CHEWY’S, WELLNESS CORE, NATURE’S VARIETY INSTINCT, WYSONG EPIGEN, THE HONEST KITCHEN, ARTEMIS FRESH MIX, ZIWIPEAK, FROMM GOLD, BRAVO! RAW, AND MANY MORE.


    Check you label out and see how many yes answers you get.




    Does it contain 2 + Named Meat sources? - YES Is it Completely grain free/ OR One named grain only? - YES Does it have Fresh Fruit/Veggies? - YES Is this free of Chemicals? - YES Corn/Soy/Wheat Free? - YES GMO Free/antibiotic free/hormone free? - YES Is this free from By-Products? - YES Is it free of artificial colors - YES Does it contain Chelated Minerals? - YES
    NOT THIS!






    Dog Food Brand Does it contain 2 + Named Meat sources? Is it Completely grain free/ OR One named grain only? Does it have Fresh Fruit/Veggies? Is this free of Chemicals? Corn/Soy/Wheat Free? GMO Free/antibiotic free/hormone free? Is this free from By-Products? Is it free of artificial colors Does it contain Chelated Minerals?
    BENEFUL No fresh meat - rendered by- product meal only 2 corn sources, 1 soy source, 1 wheat source, 1 rice source By products and rendered meat contains chemicals - Also contains (Synthetic Vitamin K ground corn, corn gluten meal,whole wheat flour, rice flour soy flour by products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more chicken by product meal, meat and bone meal animal digest, red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6, blue 2
    PURINA DOG CHOW No fresh meat - by-product meal only 2 corn sources, brewers rice, soybean meal, wheat by products and rendered meat contains chemicals - Also contains (Synthetic Vitamin K whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, brewers rice, soybean meal, whole grain wheat by products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more Poultry by-product meal, meat and bone meal, animal digest yellow 6, yellow 5, red 40, blue 2
    PURINA PRO PLAN Focus (Adult) 1rst ingredient - chicken, but this is the only named meat source 3 corn sources, 1 rice, 2 wheat sources by products and rendered meat contains chemicals - Also contains (Synthetic Vitamin K Brewers rice, wheat, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn,corn germ meal, wheat bran by products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more Poultry by-product meal, animal digest
    IAMS SO GOOD No fresh meat, chicken by-product meal 2nd ingredient 2 corn sources, 1 soybean source by products and rendered meat contains chemicals Ground Yellow Corn, Soybean Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, by products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more Chicken by-product, animal digest
    PEDIGREE Poultry by-product meal 3 rd ingredient 2 corn sources, 1 rice, 1 wheat by products and rendered meat contains chemicals ground whole corn, corn gluten meal, brewers rice, whole wheat by products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more, also lists BHA/BHT poultry by-product meal, meat and bone meal red 40, yellow 5, blue 2
    OL ROY No fresh meat 2 corn sources, soybean, rice by products and rendered meat contains chemicals - Also contains (Synthetic Vitamin K) ground corn, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, brewers rice by products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more meat and bone meal, poultry and by-product meal, yellow 5, yellow 6, red 40, blue 2
    KIBBLES N BITS No Fresh Meat corn, soybean meal, 2 wheat sources by products and rendered meat contains chemicals - Also contains (Synthetic Vitamin K) corn, soybean meal, wheat flour, wheat middlings, by products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more, BHA also listed beef and bone meal, animal digest yellow 5 and 6, red 40
    PURINA VETERINARY DIET Chicken Meal listed as 4th ingredient 2 corn sources, Rice, Wheat animal digest contains chemicals - Also contains (Synthetic Vitamin K Brewers Rice, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, wheat bran by products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more animal digest
    PURINA ONE Chicken and Chicken Meal in top 5 Brewers Rice is an inferior grain source Contains Synthetic Vitamin K Brewers Rice
    GRAVY TRAIN No Fresh Meat 1 corn, 1 soy by products and rendered meat contains chemicals, BHA also listed - Contains Synthetic Vitamin K Corn, soybean meal, by products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more, BHA listed beef and bone meal, animal fat red 40, yellow 5 and 6, blue 2, caramel colour
    HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET FOR GI No Fresh Meat 2 Corn sources, 1 rice, 1 soy by products and rendered meat contains chemicals - Contains Synthetic Vitamin K Whole grain Corn, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, soybean oil by products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more Chicken by product meal
    KAL KAN No fresh meal 2 corn sources, soy, 2 wheat sources by products and rendered meat contains chemicals - Contains Synthetic Vitamin K ground yellow corn, soybean meal, ground wheat, wheat middlings, corn gluten meal by products and rendered meat contains 4 D meat, antibiotics, other drugs and more, BHA listed meat and bone meal, chicken by product meal







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    I cringe every time I see someone buying these brands at the store
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    I always tell people, if it has corn in it, put it back on the shelf.
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    Isnt it interesting too that corn is the first listed item on all of this crap. Might as well just feed them popcorn!!

    Thank you for sharing this Monica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I cringe every time I see someone buying these brands at the store
    LOL, so do I!!

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    Yuck. This makes me want, even more than usual, to make all of Winslow's food at home.

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    LOL, so do I!!
    I so want to go tell them 'don't buy that ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I so want to go tell them 'don't buy that ....
    I lecture all my customer's on how important food is, hey, they want a drink?? then they WILL listen to me!!!! LOL

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    I so want to go tell them 'don't buy that ....
    AND, they never ask me on Monday what Joe and I Did, they ALWAYS ask how Vegas is, got them well trained for their drinks

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    AND, they never ask me on Monday what Joe and I Did, they ALWAYS ask how Vegas is, got them well trained for their drinks
    Excellent work... you sure know how to train them right
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    I've stopped people at Wal-Mart when I see them buying Ol roy. Its sad, so many people don't think its bad. I've never had anyone tell me to shut up, they usually thank me.

    One guy even put the bag back and looked disgusted. Win!
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    What is the best food and diet for my puppy!?


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