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What’s scary about Purina One is that this is considered to be their mid-range food. So that means there are worse foods than this out there from them. One look at Cat Chow or Kit ‘N Kaboodle and you’ll see that it does indeed go down from here.
They start out well with chicken as the first ingredient, which allows them to proudly proclaim that “Chicken is the #1 ingredient!” on their packaging. That’s like saying I did well in the first event of a decathalon…what about the other 9 events? That’s the case here…what about those other ingredients?
We see brewers rice, probably bought from Budweiser after they finished making beer with it. We see by-products, likely made from beaks, feathers and feet of birds. Wheat flour, a leading cause of pet allergies, is present. Corn gluten, possibly the biggest waste of space in pet foods and used only b/c it’s cheap, is # 3. Then there’s more corn….more soy…..and salt. They even only managed to put animal liver “flavor” in there, because they couldn’t spring for the real thing. Just a sad effort from the folks at Purina.
Where to buy?
We recommend Only Natural Pet Store as an ethical retailer selling high quality pet foods:
What’s good about this food….
Chicken is first.
….and what’s not so good.
Brewers rice is 2nd, corn gluten is 3rd, by-products are high on list, wheat flour included, 2 sources of corn.
Chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), whole grain corn, fish meal, soy protein isolate, animal liver flavor, phosphoric acid, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, caramel color, salt, choline chloride, taurine, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.