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In this day and age you’d expect every company to have a website, but I’m unable to find one for EverPet. I find that worrying. I’ve read a lot of bad press and worrying stories about this food, which is even more worrying. It’s manufactured by the J.M. Smucker Company who produce a few poor quality foods such as 9 Lives and Special Kitty (Walmart brand). The food is available from Dollar General stores, and I believe imported by them from China.
Looking at the ingredients, this food has a lot in common with Purina Beneful. That’s definitely not a good thing as we all know how awful that is.
Let’s take a look…
The prime ingredient is corn, one of the worst ingredients to see in a dog food with little to know nutritional benefit for dogs. It’s backed up with meat and bone meal which could be anything (and likely nothing pleasant). Beneful also has corn as the main ingredient backed up with a by-product, but to credit where credit us due at least with Beneful it’s a named meat product (chicken). With EverPet the meat is open to interpretation, and in all likelihood would be hard to digest. Anonymous meat products can be sourced from supermarket waste, road kill, or even diseased animals. Sounds awful doesn’t it? It is. I’m coming to the conclusion this food is worse than Beneful.
We also find more by-products in this food as well as other poor ingredients including corn gluten meal, corn distillers dried grain, wheat, animal digest, food colorings, and other rubbish. Soybeans should never be in a dog food; they can’t be digested and can cause bloating or even death. If I had to feed this to my dog, I’d rather have her put to sleep. This food is dreadful.
Where to buy?
What’s good about this food….
A resounding nothing.
….and what’s not so good.
Far too much corn and wheat. The meat content could be anything. Animal digest is used, as well as artificial colors.
Whole grain corn, meat and bone meal, animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, rice bran, soybean meal, corn distillers dried grain, whole grain wheat, animal digest, calcium carbonate, salt, barley, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, l-lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, added color (red 40, yellow 5, blue 2,yellow 6), dl-methionine, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, niacin, vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, copper proteinate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source ofvitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite.