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Note: Refer to the comments as recent Goodlife recipes are a definite improvement (I’m happy to say).
I used to feed this stuff before I knew better. I do feel bad in retrospect, but I can at least say it isn’t quite as bad as Meow Mix or Friskies, so this food has that going for it.
It contains a lot of corn and by-products as its main meat product. That’s never good. At least salmon is the 5th ingredient though, I’ll give it that. Most cheap products don’t even have it that high. They do use whole grain rice as well, which is another plus. Dried peas are a solid veggie and a good source of fiber.
Now I’m making it sound like a pretty good food aren’t I?? My mistake, because it really isn’t. The fact remains that it contains a hell of a lot of worthless corn and digusting by-products. It still has wheat flour and brewers yeast in it as well.
But you know, I’m still happy to see that they put spinach and tomatoes and carrots in it as well. Their location in the ingredient list is low, but typically these types of ingredients are somewhat low. Plus, they did at least fortify it with minerals and vitamins.
I guess in the end, if Science Diet gets two stars, so does this. It’s better than Science Diet by a hair, too.
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What’s good about this food….
Salmon is 5th, a few vegetables included, rice mentioned twice.
….and what’s not so good.
Corn is 2 of first 3 ingredients, by-products are main protein source, wheat is mentioned twice, salt is too far up list.
Ground corn, chicken-by-product meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat, salmon, whole grain brown rice, natural poultry flavor, dried peas, dried beet pulp, wheat flour, rice, brewers dried yeast, salt, potassium chloride, wheat gluten, choline chloride, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, calcium carbonate, dried spinach, dried tomatoes, dried carrots, skim milk powder, dicalcium phosphate, taurine, dl-methionine, minerals (zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, potassium iodide), vitamins (dl-alpha tocopherol acetate [source of vitamin e], folic acid, vitamin a acetate, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate [source of vitamin c], vitamin b12 supplement, niacin, riboflavin supplement [vitamin b2], d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate [vitamin b1], vitamin d3 supplement, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride [vitamin b6] ), vegetable oil (source of linoleic acid), chlorophyll, naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, marigold meal.