Rating: 3 star  | Price: $$$$  |  Website

Review:

Royal CaninI am very happy to say that I’ve finally found a brand of food that’s easy to find at a store like Petsmart or Petco that’s actually a pretty decent food. This is the only food I’ve seen that most people have heard of that actually seems to have a solid lineup of ingredients, and it honestly surprises me. This is better than Iams or Science Diet. Let’s look….

Chicken meal is first, and as I’ve said before, leading off with a meat “meal” product is the best way to start. It means it’s from the good part of the animal and is rich in protein. The next three grains are all good choices, and they haven’t lessened standards by using brewers rice or rice flour, which is great to see. Chicken fat is way better than beef tallow, so that’s a welcome addition to add fat to the food.

Then….sigh…we have corn gluten meal. It’s further down here than in most foods, so it’s more forgiveable, but we still don’t like to see it. The good news is, other than brewers yeast in the 10th slot, those are the only cheap and not so good ingredients I see here. They have used no by-products, very few fillers, and a quality meat source. They’ve also used a fish (anchovy) oil for the Omega fatty acids, which is awesome.

It misses out on 4 stars, but still earns a respectable 3. However, for the price, it’s very possible to do better.



What’s good about this food….

Chicken meal is first, good grains for the most part, fish oil.

….and what’s not so good.

Corn gluten meal, brewers yeast, salt is a bit high.

Ingredients:

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.