Eukanuba Small Breed Puppy Dog Food

January 12, 2009  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Eukanuba

Eukanuba Small Breed Puppy Dog Food

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

Eukanuba Small Breed Puppy 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 Small Breed Puppy Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Chicken
  2. Chicken By-Product Meal
  3. Corn Meal
  4. Ground Whole Grain Sorghum
  5. Chicken Fat

Chicken 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.

Chicken By-Products is the second 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.”

Corn Gluten Meal is the third 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, 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.

Chicken Fat is going to be the main source of fat. It’s safe to say that the ingredients before this ingredient are going to make up the majority of the dog food. This is a decent quality ingredient. You want to stay away from unidentified fat sources such as, “Animal Fat”
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Eukanuba Small Breed Puppy Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Chicken Fat (Preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Fish Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Brewers Rice, Dried Beet Pulp (Sugar Removed), Dried Egg Product, Fish Oil (Preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Fructooligosaccharides, 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, Minerals [Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate], DL-Methionine, Marigold, Rosemary Extract.
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Eukanuba Small Breed Puppy Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein not less than………………………. 32.00 %
Crude Fat not less than………………………. 21.00 %
Crude Fiber not more than ………………………. ………………………. 4.00 %
Moisture not more than………………………. 10.00 %
Vitamin E not less than ………………………. 140 IU/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) not less than ………………………. 0.1 %*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids not less than ………………………. 3.35 %*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids not less than ………………………. 0.45 %*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
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7 Responses to “Eukanuba Small Breed Puppy Dog Food”
  1. cupcake says:

    I have been feeding my 12 week old Jack Russell mix pups Eukanuba for the 2 weeks I’ve had them, and the place where I got them said that’s what they had been feeding them before I arrived. They get really excited about it when it’s feeding time, but they end up stopping halfway through the portion. If I leave it out they will finish it later. They poop A LOT, maybe 3-5 steamy ones a day, and one of them farts a lot too. They seem happy and healthy, but I’m concerned now that some of their hyperactivity could be caused by blood sugar highs and crashes brought on by the corn. I love these little guys, and I want their brains and bodies to develop to their full potential, so I am going to try some other foods. I plan on starting with a transition to Wellness and then possibly going grain-free since these pups are so active (when they’re not cuddling up sound asleep!). I’d be happy to hear anyone’s thoughts on the subject.

  2. cupcake says:

    Forgot to mention also that their stool is pretty soft (smears when I pick up after them). If I’m going to spend money on good food for them, I might as well spend a little more to get them the best.

  3. Jess says:

    cupcake, here is a list I put togeather of the foods I think are the best. I feed C.N. because my German Shepherd loves the lamb puppy formula. Merrick gave him the runs, but it is a good food, just did not work for my dog. Taste of the wild and C.N. are the cheapest in my area. But all of these are great foods but some do not have puppy food.

    1. Orijen
    2. Evo
    3. Horizon Legacy
    3, California Natural
    4. Instinct
    4. Timberwolf
    4. Taste of the wild
    4. Artemis
    4. Merrick
    5. Solid Gold
    5. Fromm
    5. Wellness
    5. Innova
    5. Acana
    6. BLUE Buffalo

  4. Dixie says:

    My husband and I breed and raise yorkshire terriers. We feed ONLY Eukanuba small breed puppy to our puppies and pregnant/nursing moms and have had wonderful results. Our puppies have ALL been extremely healthly as are our mom’s. Our vet recommended this food and we have found it to be realiable and have had no problems whatsoever. We highly recommend it and just wish we could find it in larger sized bags locally.

  5. Jess says:

    Here we go again, SOMEONE COMES HERE AND RECOMMENDS ONE OF THE WORST DOG FOODS MADE TODAY. Why is it bad well, BECAUSE IT DOES NOT CONTAIN GOOD INGREDIENTS….

    1. Chicken By-Product Meal is not chicken meat it is all the crap that would normally go in the dumpster.

    Chicken byproducts are much less expensive and less digestible than the chicken muscle meat.The ingredients of each batch can vary drastically in ingredients (heads, feet, bones etc.) as well as quality, thus the nutritional value is also not consistent. Don’t forget that byproducts consist of any parts of the animal OTHER than meat. If there is any use for any part of the animal that brings more profit than selling it as “byproduct”, rest assured it will appear in such a product rather than in the “byproduct” dumpster.

    2.Corn Meal, CORN CAN NOT BE DIGESTED BY DOGS, PERIOD!!!

    An inexpensive by-product of human food processing which contains some protein but serves mainly to bind food together. It is not a harmful ingredient but should not rank high in the ingredient list of a quality product.

    3.Sorghum CAUSES ALL KINDS OF ISSUES IN DOGS….Skin, coat, eyes and ear issues.

    4.Fish Meal, I contacted them about the use of Ethoxyquin and yes it is in this product, IT IS A BANNED PRESERVATIVE inhuman food.

    I COULD GO ON AND ON BUT YOU DING-A-LINGS NEED TO RESEARCH DOG FOOD BEFORE COMMING HERE AND MAKING SUCH STUPID POSTS. YOU ARE FEEDING POSION TO YOUR DOGS YES POSION.

    Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum , Chicken Fat (Preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Fish Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Brewers Rice, Dried Beet Pulp (Sugar Removed), Dried Egg Product, Fish Oil (Preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Fructooligosaccharides, 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, Minerals [Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate], DL-Methionine, Marigold, Rosemary Extract

    START HERE ON THIS SITE….

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=badingredients

  6. Harold says:

    Hello all,

    I will soon be a new dog owner (Cheagle) and Im wondering what should I start our new guy off with. Hes a pup (3 mos), and so far after reading post of brands that I thought were good there seems to always be a counter post as to why its not a good food. Although I will be a new dog owner Im not a new pet owner and Im used to the debate game as to what product is best (i.e. salt for my reef tank). I have always thought (heard) that Eukanuba was a good food. Any and all help is greatly appreciated

  7. Angel says:

    I have a very small chihuahua, and the small breed puppy formula has been her food for the past 8 months. She has done very well. But, like others have said.. she does poop a lot a lot throughout the day.. and I was telling myself this is good because she is healthy.. but now I see it is because of all the fillers that are going right through her body. I have been doing a lot of research actually.. my vet recommends Royal Canin.. he has no contract with them, and truely believes they are the best. I am leaning towards Halo Dog food products. Their ingredients look amazing. Spot’s Stew for small breed adults? Can anyone confirm or deny the quality of this food? It doesn’t seem to be mentioned on top lists.. but it seems alright.

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