Eukanuba Large Breed Weight Control Dog Food

January 19, 2009  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Eukanuba

Eukanuba Large Breed Weight Control Dog Food

Eukanuba dog food is made and manufactured by, Procter and Gamble. Eukanuba dog food comes in many different formulas.

Eukanuba Large Breed Weight Control 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 Large Breed Weight Control Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Corn Meal
  2. Chicken
  3. Chicken By-Products
  4. Ground Whole Grain Sorghum
  5. Fish Meal

Corn Meal is the first 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.

Chicken is the second 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.

Chicken By-Products is the third 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.”

Sorghum, the fourth ingredient is primarily a filler and offers an additional source of carbohydrates. We feel there are better sources of carbohydrates. Sorghum is a lower quality ingredient.

Fish Meal is the fifth ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. A dog’s diet needs to based on the fact that dogs need meat and protein that derives from meat.

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Eukanuba Large Breed Weight Control Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Corn Meal, Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal (natural source of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine), Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Fish Meal, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Flax Meal, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid], DL-Methionine, Minerals [Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate], Choline Chloride, Dried Chicken Cartilage (natural source of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine), Dicalcium Phosphate, L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract.

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Eukanuba Large Breed Weight Control Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Nutrient (percent)
Crude Protein not less than 19.00 %
Crude Fat not less than 9.00 %
Crude Fat not more than 11.00 %
Crude Fiber not more than 4.00 %
Moisture not more than 10.00 %
Vitamin E not less than 140 IU/kg
L-Carnitine not less than 30 mg/kg*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids not less than 2.1 %*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids not less than 0.3 %*
Glucosamine not less than 375 mg/kg*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

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One Response to “Eukanuba Large Breed Weight Control Dog Food”
  1. ChuckG says:

    Eukanuba and Iams are worse than a Denny’s sausage!

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