8. Purina® Dog Chow Complete With Real Chicken Adult Dry Dog Food
Purina is owned by Nestle Corporation and is the largest dog food manufacturer in the world. The company has a variety of dog food formulas for every dog breed. Unfortunately, per ingredient list, a number of Purina’s most popular brands are some of the worst offenders. Purina Dog Chow is one of them. Corn is the main ingredient followed by unspecified meat and bone meal as the #2 ingredient.
Real chicken is not found until the #7 ingredient. In fact, there’s more poultry by-product and corn than actual real chicken. Animal digest is also found in Purina Dog Chow. As defined by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, animal digest is produced by the chemical or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean animal tissue that has not undergone decomposition. The digest is then added to the formula for flavoring. Additionally, at the end of the ingredient list a mix of artificial colors is also included.
Ingredients: Whole Grain Corn, Meat and Bone Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Beef Fat Naturally Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Soybean Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Chicken, Egg and Chicken Flavor, Whole Grain Wheat, Animal Digest, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Mono and Dicalcium Phosphate, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Choline Chloride, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Biotin (Vitamin B-7)], Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 2, Garlic Oil. E-4101.
|CRUDE PROTEIN||21.0% min|
|CRUDE FAT||10.0% min|
|CRUDE FIBER||4.5% max|
|LINOLEIC ACID||1.5% min|
|VITAMIN A||10,000 IU/kg min|
|VITAMIN E||100 IU/kg min|