Pedigree Senior Complete Nutrition Dog Food

December 25, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Pedigree

Pedigree Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior Complete Nutrition Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Ground Whole Corn
  2. Rice
  3. Salmon Meal
  4. Corn Gluten Meal
  5. Meat and Bone Meal

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.

Rice is the second grain in this recipe and is of decent quality.

Salmon Meal is the third 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.

Corn Gluten Meal is the fourth ingredient and is the second source of corn in the first five ingredients.

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.


Pedigree Senior Complete Nutrition Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Ground Whole Corn, Rice, Salmon Meal (Source Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids*), Corn Gluten Meal, Meat And Bone Meal (Natural Source Of Calcium), Chicken By-Product Meal (Natural Source Of Glucosamine), Natural Poultry Flavor, Wheat Flour, Animal Fat (Preserved With Bha/Bht), Potassium Chloride, Wheat Gluten, Carmel Color, 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, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Added FD&C And Lake Colors (Yellow 6, Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5). * Not Recognized As An Essential Nutrient By The Aafco Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

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Pedigree Senior Complete Nutrition Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein (Min.)—24.0%
Crude Fat (Min.)—8.0%
Crude Fiber (Max.)—3.0%
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
Glucosamine* (Min)—350 Mg/Kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (Min.)—280 Mg/100G
*Not Recognized As An Essential Nutrient By The AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

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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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