Looking at your dog’s food you may notice it to be very bright, colorful and usually has a healthy looking dog chowing down on some colorful kibble. Additionally, the dog food will usually be labeled all-natural and 100% complete and balanced, but is it really?
Through the power of deceptive marketing, dog food companies for years have been selling high-volumes of bright, colorful bags of dog food with very little transparency to what’s actually in the kibble. Many unwanted filler ingredients, synthetic chemical preservatives, unknown sources of meat and diseased animals have entered the diets of millions of dogs.
When trying to read the ingredient list of your dog’s food you may be left with more questions than answers. A more in-depth view of the ingredient list will leave any dog owner in shock with the amount of questionable and potentially harmful ingredients found in many low-end dog food brands.
So what’s the worst rated dog food? Our team of dog food nutritionists have analyzed thousands of varieties of dog food for the worst. We factored in ingredient list quality, guaranteed analysis levels, recall notices, consumer reviews and company transparency when ranking the worst rated dog food. Here are the worst rated dry dog food brands for 2020.
Note: According to AAFCO, all of these dog foods have met nutritional standards and considered safe for canine consumption.
9Retriever® Hi Protein Dry Dog Food
Retriever Hi Protein Dog Food is made with unspecified meat and bone meal as the main ingredient. Not knowing what meat is actually in the recipe should be purchased with caution.
Additionally, a variety of fillers, corn, wheat and soybean meal is also included in the recipe. The formula is also made with unspecified animal fats that’s laced with BHA preservatives. Low quality animal digest and artificial colors is also found in this 1 star dry dog food.
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.
|CRUDE PROTEIN||27.0% min|
|CRUDE FAT||15.0% min|
|CRUDE FIBER||4.0% max|
|VITAMIN A||8000 IU/kg min|
|OMEGA 6 FATTY ACIDS||1.40% min|