Rating: | Price: $ | WebsiteKibbles ‘n Bits is to dogs what Meow Mix is to cats. It’s colorful, they have a catchy line of commercials, and it seems to taste decent to them, much like Happy Meals taste good to children. I’ve often said it on other reviews, but I REALLY mean it when I say that this food is absolutely atrocious.
Three of the first four ingredients are cheap grains that aren’t needed by your dog. Is it any wonder why the protein percentage (19%) is extremely low in this food? When your food is comprised mostly of grains your dog would do better without, there isn’t much guesswork. The main animal protein source comes from the extremely cheap and disgusting “beef and bone meal”. At least they tell you it’s beef and not “meat”.
However, corn syrup is the 6th ingredient. Sugar is absolutely unnecessary and is only included to improve the taste of an otherwise crappy food. It’s not there for their health, but only to make your dog agree to eat it. What’s more, “wheat middlings”, also known as “floor sweepings” comes in next. The yummy “animal digest” (check the glossary) comes in 9th, further sending this food into the gutter. Also, the loads of artificial colors are just not a good addition at all.
Heinz should stick to making ketchup, not pet foods.
Where to buy?
We recommend Only Natural Pet Store as an ethical retailer selling high quality pet foods:
What’s good about this food….
Not a single thing.
….and what’s not so good.
Extremely high worthless grain content, meat & bone meal, corn syrup (aka sugar), salt is high, hydrochloric acid (!), animal digest, artificial colors.
Corn, soybean meal, beef and bone meal, ground wheat flour, animal fat (bha used as preservative), corn syrup, wheat middlings, water sufficient for processing, animal digest (source of chicken flavor), propylene glycol, salt, hydrochloric acid, potassium chloride, caramel color, sorbic acid (used as a preservative), sodium carbonate, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), choline chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, vitamin A supplement, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), calcium sulfate, titanium dioxide, yellow 5, yellow 6, red 40, BHA (used as a preservative), dl methionine.