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Review:I like the name of the food, but that’s probably about it. It was moderately better for cats, enough to get 2 stars, but it can’t muster that here.
First, corn occupies the 1st and 3rd slots, which means that most of the food is probably filler. That is certainly not a good sign, especially when that filler isn’t very nutritious for the dog. The main animal source is a by-product, which means your dog is eating some of the most disgusting parts of the animal that humans won’t go near. It’s nice to see that rice is used as a grain in this food because of how digestible it is, but it’s sandwiched between corn and wheat, which is awful.
The Goodlife Recipe is pretty cheap, which is good because the ingredients are also pretty cheap.
What’s good about this food….
Use of rice as grain, beef is 4th.
….and what’s not so good.
Meat content is low, by-products are used, corn is 1st and 3rd, wheat is present, 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. fairly high, artificial color.
Ground Corn, Chicken-By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal (Source of Lutein*), Beef, Whole Grain Brown Rice★★ Brown rice is cheap filler, does not have to be whole ground when used in dry foods! Usually found whole in cans.
★★ Brown rice flour★★ Brown rice is cheap filler, does not have to be whole ground when used in dry foods! Usually found whole in cans.
★★ Brown rice flour is cheap filler.
★★★★★ Whole grain in pure form is nutritive. is cheap filler.
★★★★★ Whole grain in pure form is nutritive., Animal Fat★ Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat chemically preserved, difficult to digest, potentially carcinogenic., Rice, Natural Poultry Flavor, Wheat Flour★ Poorly digested filler, can cause allergies and bowel problems., Dried Peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber., Dried Beef Pulp, Potassium Chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Dicalcium Phosphate★ Can become toxic to body — texturizer in can food., 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., Vegetable Oil★ Non-descriptive source of fat, contains saturated fat which is hard on the body, causes premature aging. (Source of Linoleum Acid), Caramel★ Sugar-based adds to hyperactivity, or can be prepared by ammonia process associated with blood toxicity in lab rats. Color, Calcium Carbonate★★★ Standard source of calcium, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength, used as a buffer to acidic foods., Taurine★★★ Standard source, necessary for cats who are unable to manufacture taurine on their own, helps regulate nervous system, promotes thyroid and cardiovascular health. Some benefit to dogs., Titanium Dioxide★ Potentially carcinogenic artificial color used as white pigment., Vitamins (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate★ Synthetic source, non-nutritive. Used generally as a “natural” preservative. (Source of Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative.), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate★★ Cheap, feed-grade source of Vitamin C, used as supplement, non-assimilated. (Source of Vitamin C*), Vitamin A Acetate★★★ Standard source, needed for immune function., Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude. (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth. Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Supplement (Vitamin B2), Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats.), Iron Oxide★ Can be cultivated from rust!, Dried Carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., Dried Spinach, Dried Tomatoes, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Potassium Iodide★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels.), Cchlorophyll, Marigold Meal, Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative..