Sep. 26, 2016
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*Diamond Naturals Chicken & Rice Adult Dog Formula was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
Diamond Dog Food gets an average rating for its great canned food, but slightly below average dry food. The company prides itself on producing healthy dog food at reasonable prices, and this is definitely true for their canned wet food.
The Diamond canned food comes in three flavors, Beef and Rice, Lamb and Rice, and Chicken and Rice. For each variety, the first ingredient is meat, meaning the mix is rich in protein. Broth is added for moisture, and the use of rice flour is a good gluten-free addition. Overall, this is a good blend of amino acids, protein and fats, and very low in carbohydrates.
A few of the dry versions lists animal by-products, corn, wheat and brewers rice as ingredients. Although these are not harmful to dogs, they are also not entirely nutritious or beneficial to a dog’s health.
Our Diamond Dog Food Review verdict is that the canned product is a great choice for healthy and happy dogs, but some of the dry version is a slightly below average blend. You will need to read the ingredient list carefully on the dry foods, to make sure that it includes only ingredients that you are happy with.
Diamond Naturals is a high-quality formula that customers are generally satisfied with. Most of the food has as the dominant ingredient quality meat such as lamb, while the second item is usually a meat meal that contains highly concentrated protein. Both of these are very good quality ingredients, so customers seem to appreciate this food.
Some of the dry formulas, though, contain less than ideal ingredients so customers do not give high ratings to those lines.
Customers who feed the high quality Diamond Naturals notice that their dogs are more active and have shinier coats, better breath and a healthier demeanor. Additionally, customers point out that the food is friendly toward their dogs with allergies since it contains no corn or wheat, common allergens that are found in most foods.
Overall, this food is recommended by most customers for its quality formula, but some of the dry formulas do get negative reviews.
Diamond pet foods has been the subject of many controversies about the safety of pet food, especially after the 2007 pet food recalls. Diamond pet foods is seen by many dog owners as being an unsafe, unreliable manufacturing company for pet food. However, has Diamond made any changes since their foods were recalled? What do the ingredients in Diamond pet foods say about their nutritional philosophy? Learn more about Diamond dog food in our review!
The company who makes Diamond dog food is called Diamond Pet Foods. Diamond Pet Foods is currently headquartered in Meta, Missouri, which was the same town in which the company was founded in 1970. Today, Diamond Pet Foods is a family-owned company. Diamond Pet Foods received a lot of bad press in 2005, when aflatoxin in their pet foods ended up killing many pets, and inciting a massive recall of their products.Diamond also manufactures under contract for the following brands:
Diamond brand dog food formulas were involved in the 2007 pet food recalls. There are many formulas by Diamond listed on the FDA’s pet food recall list, both for dogs and for cats. Both dry and canned formulas were affected by these recalls. Diamond has recalled pet food in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Many of the products that have been recalled have since been discontinued by Diamond, including formulas that tested positive for aflatoxin. In order to make sure that your dog’s food is safe, it’s always highly recommended that you check the FDA’s pet food recall website. This will help you to stay updated on the latest pet food recall information.
Update 5/5/12 Diamond Pet Foods has voluntarily recalled pet food brands sourced from its Gaston, South Carolina, plant as a precautionary measure. Please check out our blog post dealing with this issue.
Diamond dog food formulas are available in “Diamond Classic” and “Diamond Naturals”. The Diamond Classic formulas always contain corn among their first five ingredients. Many Diamond Classic formulas contain corn, wheat and soy ingredients high on their ingredients list. The Diamond Naturals formulas are marketed as being free of corn, wheat and soy. Diamond Naturals usually contain a carbohydrate as their first ingredient, making these formulas relatively grain-heavy.
Since the Diamond Classic formulas often contain corn, wheat and soy ingredients, they are not a good choice for dogs with sensitive digestive systems, or dogs that are allergic to these ingredients. Corn, wheat and soy are the three most common culprits of allergic reactions in dogs. When feeding your dog Diamond dog food, it’s always best if you thoroughly read the ingredients list, especially if your dog has special dietary requirements.
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Where can I buy Diamond?
You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Diamond Dog Food?”. To assist you, we have included links on the specific Diamond formula pages to purchase Diamond dog food.
How much Diamond should I feed my dog?
A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Diamond dog food should I feed my dog?”. Since the answer is dependent on several factors (such as your dog’s age, weight, activity level, etc) always follow the specific instructions on your formula’s packaging.
Customer reviews of Diamond brand dog food formulas are relatively negative. Due to the bad press that the company has received from past recalls, many dog owners avoid Diamond dog food formulas at all costs. The inclusion of corn, wheat and soy is another factor that is viewed negatively by many consumers. The Diamond Naturals foods were slightly better received by dog owners, though most dog owners agree that Diamond Naturals are very grain-heavy and high in carbohydrates.
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Diamond Dog Food Ingredient List
Chicken, chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, white rice, cracked pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), oatmeal, dried plain beet pulp, egg product, flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, fish meal, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.