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Purina One for dogs avoids the dubious distinction of a 1 star rating because they did manage to put lamb as their first ingredient, and to also include lamb meal as well further on down the list. The inclusion of oatmeal as a high-quality grain is appreciated, but it’s way too far down the line from where it should be.
Now, let’s get into where it goes wrong. Purina must have a deal with Budweiser because they seem to love using brewers rice in their foods. If they were using whole grain rice that was NOT an alcohol side-product, I’d be raving. However, they insist on going the cheap and non-nutritional way. Then, there are two corn products in a row. Trust me when I say that two corn products in a row or even 2 corn products in the same food is never, ever a good thing.
Besides the lamb, the other ways animals are used here are pretty much disgusting. This includes “Poultry by-product meal”, which tells us they don’t want to let us know exactly what bird’s feathers and beaks they put into this food. They also use the infamous “animal digest”, which I pray you never have to watch being made. Oh, and caramel color, let’s not forget about that.
Where to buy?
We recommend Only Natural Pet Store as an ethical retailer selling high quality pet foods:
What’s good about this food….
Lamb is first, lamb meal is later.
….and what’s not so good.
Brewers rice is 2nd, way too much corn, by-products are used, animal digest is present, artificial color.
Lamb (natural source of glucosamine), brewers rice, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal (natural source of glucosamine), oat meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), lamb meal, animal digest, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, salt, caramel color, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.