Eukanuba Small Breed Weight Control Dog Food

January 12, 2009  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Eukanuba

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

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

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.”

Lamb Meal is the fourth 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.

Sorghum, the fifth 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.
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Eukanuba Small Breed Weight Control Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Corn Meal, Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain BaCorn Meal, Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Flax Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, 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, L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract.
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Eukanuba Small Breed Weight Control Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein not less than………. 22.00 %
Crude Fat not less than………. 10.00 %
Crude Fat not more than ………. 12.00 %
Crude Fiber not more than ………. 4.00 %
Moisture not more than ………. 10.00 %
Vitamin A not less than ………. 70,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E not less than ………. 140 IU/kg
L-Carnitine not less than ………. 40 mg/kg*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids not less than ………. 2.1 %*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids not less than ………. 0.3 %*
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Should you have a concern regarding the diet of your dog, you should contact your veterinarian. All information on this site is the opinion of the author, and is presented solely for informational purposes and should not, at any time, be considered a substitute for seeking or receiving professional veterinary care for your dog(s).
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