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.
3Ol’ Roy® Complete Nutrition Adult Dry Dog Food
Ol’ Roy is Walmart’s store brand of dog food and is one of the highest selling dog food brands in the United States. Ol’ Roy is manufactured by Doane Pet Food, which is owned by Mars Corporation. Just recently, potential low levels of the euthanasia drug pentobarbital was found in Ol Roy Strips Turkey & Bacon Wet Dog food.
This is cause for concern considering the tranquilizer is often used as a euthanizing agent to put down sick or fatally injured animals. Although the recall had to do with their wet dog food product line, Ol’Roy provides very little transparency with quality assurance.
Ingredients: Ground Yellow Corn, Meat And Bone Meal, Soybean Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With BHA And Citric Acid), Corn Gluten Meal, Natural Flavor, Brewers Rice, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Color Added (Titanium Dioxide, Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Red #40, Blue #2), Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, 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), Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate.
|CRUDE PROTEIN||18.0% min|
|CRUDE FAT||8.0% min|
|CRUDE FIBER||4.0% max|
|LINEOLIC ACID||1.5% min|
|VITAMIN A||min 10,000 IU/kg|
|VITAMIN E||min 80 IU/kg|