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.
7Grreat Choice® Complete Nutrition Adult Dry Dog Food
Looking at the ingredient list, Great Choice Complete Nutrition Dog Food may not be that great of a choice after all. Great Choice is owned by PetSmart. It’s surprising to see a poorly constructed dog food formula from a reputable dog food distributer like PetSmart.
Dogs with food and allergy sensitivities should steer clear of this recipe. Ground yellow corn is the main ingredient followed by a unwanted mix of unspecified meat and bone meal, wheat middling, ground wheat, BHA preserved poultry fat, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal and artificial colors.
Ingredients: Ground Yellow Corn, Meat And Bone Meal, Wheat Middling, Ground Wheat, Poultry Fat (Preserved With Bha), Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Salt,Potassium Chloride, Natural Flavor (Source Of Chicken Flavor), Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Choline Choride, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Added Color (Red #40, Yellow #5 And Blue #2), Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Niacin, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Source Of Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source Of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source Of Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite
|CRUDE PROTEIN||21.0% min|
|CRUDE FAT||9.0% min|
|CRUDE FIBER||4.5% max|
|OMEGA 6 FATTY ACIDS||1.5% min|
|OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS||0.15% min|