|Barked: Wed Oct 10, '12 8:58pm PST |
|I don't think Nutro is the best food for the money. There are cheaper foods with similar ingredients or better ingredients. There are a lot of plant ingredients in this. While chicken meal is listed first, keep in mind there are a lot of grains and plant ingredients. This means this food is mostly grains. There's nothing real bad. No by-products or unspecified animal ingredients.
Nutro was using menadione. This ingredient was banned in human consumption and has been linked to health problems. I don't see it in the ingredients anymore. Other dog food companies were using it too. Nutri Source was using it and have stopped.
I think Nutri Source, Diamond Naturals and the Walmart Store brand Pure Balance are better foods. However they also use some of the filler plant ingredients like dried beet pulp too. None of these products use corn gluten meal like Nutro.
To be honest I have never fed Nutro, but have fed Nutri Source, Diamond Naturals, and currently feeding Pure Balance. I don't have problems with those foods. I fed my dog Royal Canin Small breed and it has Wheat gluton. My dog did awful on it. I think he may be gluton intolerant. He does great on the 3 I listed and there are many similar ingredients but no gluton.
I don't know if gluton allergies are common with dogs, but they are with people.
Nutro ingredients, not impressed.
Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Wheat, Wheat Flour, Ground Rice, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavors, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Carnitine, Potassium Iodide, Copper Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Manganous Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.
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