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I find their website of “longliveyourdog.com” to be quite laughable, because it’s foods like this that will contribute to a shorter lifespan due to just how bad the nutritional content is. Dog Chow just doesn’t sound very deluxe, does it?? Well, the name fits the ingredients.
It’s actually pretty close to Beneful, which isn’t a compliment. They start with corn as the top ingredient, which we know by now is a worthless filler and used as a cheap ingredient. It shouldn’t even be in a dog food, much less at the top. They use by-products as the top protein, which means your dog is getting most of his protein out of eating heads, feet, beaks and bird feathers (in this case). They stuff more corn in as the 4th ingredient, then use “meat and bone meal” as the next protein source. That’s basically a mash of all the parts of the animal you certainly wouldn’t feed your dog directly. Not only that, nobody knows exactly what “meats” are in this as they don’t specify. There’s a reason for this – it could be rats or roadkill for all we know.
There’s brewers rice, which is rice left over from the alcohol making process. Soybean meal is another cheap grain. Wheat is a terrible ingredient due to food allergies, and Purina knows it. “Animal digest” is a soup that you would probably tackle your dog from eating if he tried to, due to the nasty ingredients in it.
Plus, look at all the artificial colors. Seriously, is that really necessary in a dog food?
What’s good about this food….
Nothing worth mentioning.
….and what’s not so good.
Very high corn content, by-products and “meat and bone meal” are the animal proteins, soybeans, wheat, animal digest, salt is high, artificial colors.
Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), rice flour, beef, soy flour, sugar, sorbitol, tricalcium phosphate, water, salt, phosphoric acid, animal digest, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, sorbic acid (a preservative), L-Lysine monohydrochloride, dried peas, dried carrots, calcium carbonate, calcium propionate (a preservative), choline chloride, added color (Yellow 5, Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 2), DL-Methionine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin B-12 supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, copper sulfate, biotin, garlic oil, thiamine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, sodium selenite.