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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. 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★ Rendered, by chemical and/or enzymatic process, non-descriptive animal tissues used for flavor., 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.
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★ Rendered, by chemical and/or enzymatic process, non-descriptive animal tissues used for flavor. is used, as well as artificial colors.
Whole grain corn, meat and bone meal, animal fat★ Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat chemically preserved, difficult to digest, potentially carcinogenic. preserved with mixed tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative. (form of vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative.), corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, rice bran, soybean meal★★★ Dogs can not digest soybeans, can cause bloating or death. Good source of protein and fiber for cats., corn distillers dried grain, whole grain wheat, animal digest★ Rendered, by chemical and/or enzymatic process, non-descriptive animal tissues used for flavor., calcium carbonate★★★ Standard source of calcium, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength, used as a buffer to acidic foods., salt★ Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension — used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride., barley★★★ Excellent source of nutrients, great grain for pets, but not “whole ground.” Can be of any quality., calcium phosphate★★ Used to improve/stabilize dry foods, inexpensive mineral supplement., potassium chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., l-lysine★★ Source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), needed to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods. monohydrochloride, choline chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., zinc sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. supplement, zinc proteinate★★★★★ Best source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., ferrous sulfate★★★ Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support., added color (red 40★ Artificial color, carcinogenic., yellow 5★ Artificial color, a salicylate which can be become deadly to cats with extended use., blue 2,yellow 6★ Artificial color, potentially carcinogenic food colorant.), dl-methionine★★★ Standard source of methionine, supports healthy skin and nails, liver activity and immune health., manganese sulfate★★★★ Manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., manganese proteinate★★★★★ Best source of manganese, necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., vitamin A supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., copper sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., calcium pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., copper proteinate★★★★★ Best source of copper used, aids in bone formation, iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation, pyridoxine hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production., vitamin B12 supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., thiamine mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude., vitamin D3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth. supplement, riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. supplement, calcium iodate★★★ Source of iodine, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength., menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source ofvitamin K activity), folic acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis., biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., cobalt carbonate★★★ Standard source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis., sodium selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response..