PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition Dog Food

December 29, 2008  
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PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition Dog Food

Pedigree Dog Food is made and manufactured by MARS, Inc. Pedigree dog food comes in both a dry version and also a canned version. Pedigree also makes dog treats. You will find 8 different formulas of Pedigree dog food.

PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition 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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PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Ground Whole Corn
  2. Meat and Bone Meal
  3. Ground Wheat
  4. Corn Gluten Meal
  5. Animal Fat

Ground Whole Corn 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. Corn is also introduced to this recipe in the form of Corn Gluten Meal as the fourth ingredient.

Meat and Bone Meal is an ingredient that is also hard to determine the quality of. Meat and Bone Meal is a protein source that is available at a lower cost and used most often by lower quality dog foods.

Ground Wheat is the third ingredient. Wheat is thought to be the number one cause of allergies in dogs. This ingredient should be avoided if your dog has allergies.

Animal Fat is the fifth ingredient and is an unidentifiable source of fat, therefore making this a lower quality ingredient

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PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Ground Whole Corn, Meat And Bone Meal, Ground Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With Bha/Bht), Wheat Mill Run, Wheat Flour, Natural Flavor, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Caramel Color, Chicken By-Product Meal, Rice, Vegetable Oil (Source Of Linoleic Acid), Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate [Source Of Vitamin E], L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate [Source Of Vitamin C*], Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement [Vitamin B2], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Potassium Iodide), Added FD&C And Lake Colors (Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Red 40)

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PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein–Min. 21.0%
Crude Fat–Min. 10.0%
Crude Fiber–Max. 4.0%
Moisture –Max. 12.0%
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6 Fatty Acid)–Min. 1.8%
Vitamin E –Min. 225 Iu/Kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C*)–Min. 70 Mg/Kg

*Not Recognized As An Essential Nutrient By The AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

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16 Responses to “PEDIGREE Adult Complete Nutrition Dog Food”
  1. Antonio says:

    Laura,

    I agree that pedigree is not the best food on the market “no kibble is”, but do you have any proof from any government or authorities that would prove these claims you are making. I personally don’t feed pedigree, as I believe there are better less costlier foods available in my area, but to put out information like what you have above,, I would assume you have the proper legal documentation to back up your statements other than a youtube clip. The guy from Dirty jobs did a clip on meat meal plants so that’s not new info about how nasty a process it is. But here’s a little secret,, there are only a handful of meat meal processing plants inside the USA, so guess what that means? Yup you got it, the boutique and large corporate brands alike are probably sourcing their chicken meals from the same people.

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