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Eukanuba Dog Food Review (2024)


Eukanuba Dog Food Review

Eukanuba Dog Food was developed on the concept that dogs evolved from carnivores, so their diet should match a carnivorous diet as much as possible. The primary source of protein in Eukanuba Dog Food is animal protein. Eukanuba also caters to special dietary needs and food sensitivities of dogs.

Eukanuba Dog Food partners with a number of trusted dog organizations and breeders. With their mission to feed dogs the way nature intended, they have created their dog food formulas. The emphasis is on the meat and the rest supports the health and wellbeing of the dog.

Eukanuba Company Overview

Eukanuba was founded by Paul Iams in 1969. The brand focuses on premium nutrition for dogs and received its name from the jazz word Eukanuba which meant at the top or supreme. The brand makes food for dogs of every age, size and breed. The parent company The Iams Company was formally in charge of production but thirty years after inception, Eukanuba was acquired by Procter and Gamble.

Eukanuba Dog Food changed hands once again and is now manufactured by Menu Foods, a part of Simmons Pet Food Inc. All these changes in ownership of the brand could have possibly resulted in its quality and subsequently in its popularity dropping. The brand gets a 3-star rating from customers and has been the subject of several recalls.

In March 2007 Eukanuba Dog Food was part of the Melamine recall. A few years later in 2010, the FDA issued a report stating potential contamination by salmonella in Eukanuba products forcing a recall. Again, in August 2013 a number of Eukanuba dry dog food products has to be recalled due to potential salmonella contamination.

Many customers exercise caution when buying Eukanuba Dog Food because of its bad track record when it comes to salmonella contamination and safety. The presence of ingredients like corn, wheat gluten, beef by-product and so on in the dog food is also a cause of concern for many.

Ingredients Found in Eagle Pack Dog Food

The main ingredients in Eukanuba Dog Food are:

  • Chicken.
  • Chicken by-product.
  • Beef.
  • Beef by-product.
  • Corn meal.
  • Whole-grain sorghum.
  • Whole-grain barley.
  • Brewer’s rice.
  • Dried beet pulp.
  • Chicken fat.
  • Dried egg product.
  • Fish oil.
  • Sodium hexametaphosphate.
  • Fortified with vitamins and minerals.

The reason for adding sodium hexametaphosphate into the dog food is not known. It is an artificial additive. The minerals are also not chelated which makes them less bio-available.Eukanuba Dog Food is more reasonably priced that most other dog foods but it might not be the best option for your pet.

Eukanuba Dog Food Product Line

24 Varieties of Eukanuba Dry Dog Food

7 Varieties of Eukanuba Wet Dog Food

Hi! I'm

Dr. Janet Evans

it's my pleasure to welcome you to our series on the Dog Food Network. With a deep passion for canine nutrition and years of experience in veterinary medicine, I've dedicated much of my career to understanding what makes a healthy diet for our furry friends. The journey towards optimal health for our dogs begins with the right nutrition, and it's this belief that has motivated me to share my knowledge and insights with you through these articles.

Dr. Janet Evans