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Rachael Ray sure drives a hard sell, since she’s a chef herself and proclaims that she wouldn’t make any food that she wouldn’t feed her own dog Isaboo. The problem is, like many other people in America, Ms. Ray apparently doesn’t hold her food up to that high of a standard.
It starts out well enough, with beef and chicken meal being the first two ingredients. I was actually rather hopeful after that, though I should have known that a food sold at Target for a relatively cheap price probably wasn’t going to hold up. Alas, it falls apart quickly. Brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes., which is the leftover part of the rice devoid of the bran after the brewing process, is 3rd. We see corn mentioned twice, when once is really bad enough. Soybeans are present as well. The only “no no” grain they didn’t include was wheat.
The thing that’s sad is that the advertising for this food says this food has “no fillers”. Really?? Corn isn’t a filler?? Soybeans?? Sigh.
What’s good about this food….
Meat is first two ingredients.
….and what’s not so good.
Brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes. is 3rd ingredient, abundant use of corn and soybeans, “animal fat★ Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat chemically preserved, difficult to digest, potentially carcinogenic.” is often a term used to hide the source.
Beef, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes., Corn Meal, Soybean Meal★★★ Dogs can not digest soybeans, can cause bloating or death. Good source of protein and fiber for cats., 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.), Corn Gluten Meal, 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., Oatmeal, Dried Beet Pulp★ Sugar-filled fiber/filler, can lead to hyperactivity and diabetes. Can be addicting to some pets., Natural Flavor, 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., Calcium Carbonate★★★ Standard source of calcium, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength, used as a buffer to acidic foods., Dehydrated Alfalfa★★★ Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber., Dried Peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber., Dried Tomatoes, Dried Carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., Potassium Chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., Olive Oil, Iron Oxide★ Can be cultivated from rust!, Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. Supplement, Zinc Sulfate★★★ Standard 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., Dried Parsley, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate★★ Cheap, feed-grade source of Vitamin C, used as supplement, non-assimilated. (Source of Vitamin C), Mixed Tocopherols, Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Manganese Sulfate★★★★ Manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., D-Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Sodium Selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response., Vitamin A Supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Supplement, Vitamin D3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth. Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude., Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production., Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex★★★ Standard source of Vitamin K activity, necessary for blood clotting, aids as anti-parasitic for intestinal worms. (Source of Vitamin K activity), Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., Potassium Iodide★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Cobalt Sulfate, Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis..