Eukanuba (Lamb & Rice)
Rating: | Price: $$$ | WebsiteEukanuba is pretty awful for cat food, but they clean it up a bit for dog food. It still doesn’t mean it’s worth the steep price, however. If you insist on buying dog food at a grocery store though, this is going to be one of the better choices. I still recommend you seek out some of the other foods on this list that are found at specialty pet stores, though. Anyhow, on to the analysis…
Lamb is the first ingredient and that’s good. It’d be preferable if it were lamb meal, as weighing it before dehydration is a way of falsely inflating its standing in the food. Brewers rice and corn meal are just NOT indicitive of a good food though. They proudly state they have “NO FILLERS” in their food. Look on their website, it certainly says that. However, all pet food experts will tell you that brewers rice and corn are NOT good ingredients for a dog food. They are indeed filler, because they are taking up space in a food while really giving very little to the animal.
I will say that seeing fish and chicken meals as 5th and 6th is great to see. They should have been moved up a bit, but I’ll take what I can get in a food produced by the Iams Corporation. They then decide to use barley, which is a better grain than corn, but they put little of it in this food. Egg product does supply some additional protein, but salt is far too high on the ingredient list and only serves to make the food taste better. Cut out the brewers yeast too!
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What’s good about this food….
Lamb is first, fish meal is 5th, barley is one of the grains.
….and what’s not so good.
Brewers rice is 2nd, corn is far too high on list, brewers yeast, salt is high.
Lamb, Brewers Rice, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid], Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Minerals [Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate], DL-Methionine, Rosemary Extract.