PEDIGREE SMALL BREED Nutrition Mini Crunchy Bites Dog Food

December 29, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Pedigree

PEDIGREE SMALL BREED Nutrition Mini Crunchy Bites 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 SMALL BREED Nutrition Mini Crunchy Bites 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 SMALL BREED Nutrition Mini Crunchy Bites Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Ground Whole Corn
  2. Chicken By-Product Meal
  3. Rice
  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.

Chicken By-Products is the fifth 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.”

Rice is the third ingredient and is of a decent quality.

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


PEDIGREE SMALL BREED Nutrition Mini Crunchy Bites Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Ground Whole Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With BHA/BHT), Meat And Bone Meal, Wheat Mill Run, Natural Flavor, Wheat Flour, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Caramel 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, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Potassium Iodide), Iron Oxide, Added FD&C And Lake Colors (Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Red 40).

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PEDIGREE SMALL BREED Nutrition Mini Crunchy Bites Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein—Min. 21.0%
Crude Fat—Min. 9.0%
Crude Fiber— Max. 4.0%
Moisture —Max. 12.0%
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6 Fatty Acid)—Min. 2.0%
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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4 Responses to “PEDIGREE SMALL BREED Nutrition Mini Crunchy Bites Dog Food”
  1. John Neal says:

    I need to know what the percentage of fat is in the canned food and the dry food of Pedigree. My dog has come down with pancreatitis and I want to know if I can feed him Pedigree. Thank you

  2. Michelle says:

    John Neal, I wouldn’t feed a healthy dog Pedigree. Not to mention one that is already sick. You would be better off going to Costco and picking up Kirkland dog food. It is 14 dollars for a 20lb bag.

  3. Jess says:

    Pedigree and Beneful, is what I was feeding my last GSD. My vet thought his food was what caused his tumor, which ended up killing him.

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