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.
4Purina® ALPO Come & Get It! Cookout Classics Adult Dry Dog Food
ALPO Come & Get It! is another 1 star rated dry dog food brand distributed by Purina. Ground yellow corn is the #1 ingredient found in ALPO. If you haven’t already noticed, corn is the main ingredient in a number of Purina products. In addition to ground yellow corn, a mixture of low quality corn germ meal, beef and bone meal, soybean meal and poultry and pork digest is also included in the recipe.
Corn gluten is found in ALPO Cookout Classics. If you have a dog with allergy or food sensitive it’s best to avoid this brand. Artificial coloring and flavoring is mixed to help with taste and appearance as well.
Ingredients: Ground Yellow Corn, Corn Germ Meal, Beef and Bone Meal, Soybean Meal, Beef Tallow Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Pork and Bone Meal, Egg and Chicken Flavor, Poultry and Pork Digest, Corn Gluten Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Natural Grill Flavor, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Red 40, Ferrous Sulfate, DL-Methionine, Yellow 5, Manganese Sulfate, Blue 2, Yellow 6, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Garlic Oil, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite. J-5023.
|CRUDE PROTEIN||18.0% min|
|CRUDE FAT||9.5% min|
|CRUDE FIBER||6.0% max|
|LINOLEIC ACID||1.0% min|
|IRON||80.0 mg/kg min|