Eukanuba Healthy Joints Dog Food

January 2, 2009  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Eukanuba

Eukanuba Healthy Joints Dog Food

Eukanuba Healthy Joints Dog Food is made and manufactured by Procter and Gamble Pet Care. Eukanuba Boxer Formula Dog Food is part of the Breed Specific group of Eukanuba dog foods. It is marketed towards the Boxer breed.

Eukanuba Healthy Joints Dog Food Review

As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.

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Eukanuba Healthy Joints Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Chicken
  2. Corn meal
  3. Ground Whole Grain Sorghum
  4. Ground Whole Barley
  5. Chicken By-Products

Lamb is the first ingredient in this recipe. This ingredient is inclusive of its water content. Meaning that once the water is removed and this ingredients becomes a dried ingredient it will weigh significantly less, thus making it fall further in the ingredients list.

Corn Meal is the second ingredient. Some believe that’s dog’s digestive systems have a hard time digesting this ingredient. Corn in excess has also been linked to many cases of dog allergies.

Sorghum is a lower quality ingredient that offers additional carbohydrates and is considered to be primarily a filler.

Ground Whole Barley is the fourth ingredient and is of decent quality.

Chicken By-Products is the fifth ingredient. This ingredient is impossible to determine the actual quality of. The AAFCO definition of chicken by-product meal is “a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.”
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Eukanuba Healthy Joints Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Chicken, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken By-Product Meal (Natural source of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine), Fish meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Flax Meal, 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), Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicken Cartilage (Natural source of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), DL-Methionine, L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract.
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Eukanuba Healthy Joints Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein not less than 23.00 %
Crude Fat not less than 13.00 %
Crude Fat not more than 16.00 %
Crude Fiber not more than 5.00 %
Moisture not more than 10.00 %
Vitamin E not less than 140 IU/kg
L-Carnitine not less than 40 mg/kg*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids not less than 2.4 %*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids not less than 0.3 %*
Glucosamine not less than 475 mg/kg*
Chondroitin Sulfate not less than 45 mg/kg*

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One Response to “Eukanuba Healthy Joints Dog Food”
  1. rannmiller says:

    This barely has any glucosamine and chondroitin in it which is what is supposed to be helping the joints in the first place. Pair that with the fact that these supplements were cooked and lost about 75% of their potency, this food is pretty much useless for anything, let alone joint health.

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