Aug. 1, 2015
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Eukanuba Dog Food is a well-known brand that touts its brand as high quality and sponsors prestigious dog shows. Unfortunately, when you scrutinize the label of their dog food products, you realize it may not be so healthy for your dog. Eukanuba only received a 3 star rating from us because of the low quality ingredients that are used in most of the the foods. Eukanuba does make some foods (such as the Lamb and Rice Dry Formula, and the Naturally Wild Dry Formulas) that do contain meats as the first ingredient, but even with this, the food is not high quality.
One of the main ingredients in Eukanuba dog food is corn meal. While on the surface, corn does not seem like a bad ingredient but the corn used in dog food products is the same corn that is labeled as not fit for human consumption. Another main ingredient is chicken. This sounds healthy to most pet owners, but unfortunately, chicken by-product meal is leftover parts of the chicken after the prime parts are removed.
The remaining ingredients are a host of fillers with little nutritional value. While on the surface, Eukanuba Dog Food may seem like a healthy choice for your dog, once you read the label you realize it is similar to generic store brands. That being said, Eukanuba’s products contain above average levels of protein, fat and are low in carbohydrates. The Naturally Wild formulas contain high levels of wild proteins, such as turkey, venison and salmon. Overall, if buying Eukanuba Dog Food, the Naturally Wild products are the best bet.
Despite their huge presence on the market, some buyers believe Eukanuba canned food and kibbles are made with inferior products. A quick look at the ingredients does in fact point to an abundance of meat by-products, fillers (such as wheat gluten), brewers rice and sugar beets. The lack of probiotics in the mix is also a con.
Many of the reviewers found that their dogs had a negative reaction (such as itchy skin or diarrhea) after eating Eukanuba. There are some dog owners who say that it is a fantastic food for their dog, but for most people the low quality of the food is not something that they want their dog to eat.
For these reasons, a good amount of the customer reviews are negative. People are somewhat disappointed with this product.
Eukanuba Dog Food, which is owned by Procter and Gamble, only received a 2 star rating from us because of the low quality ingredients that are used in most of the the foods. Eukanuba does make some foods (such as the Lamb and Rice Dry Food, and the Naturally Wild Dry Food) that do contain meats as the first ingredient, but even with this, the food is not a high quality.
The website states that the Eukanuba dog foods do not use fillers. While this may be technically true, most of the foods use ingredients in the food (such as brewers rice) which have no nutritional value and are used as fillers. The ingredients in Eukanuba dog food formulas are mostly of low quality, and include a large percentage of carbohydrates. Although some of the foods do have some form of protein for the main ingredients, the actual source of protein is the beef by-products and chicken by-products, that are contained in each meal. The foods also include a large amount of corn, brewers rice, brewers yeast and a lot of salt.
The company who makes Eukanuba dog food is called Iams, which is owned by Procter & Gamble. The Eukanuba brand of pet food has been sold by Iams since 1969. It was Paul Iams who first chose “eukanuba” for this brand of pet food. He chose the name in order to differentiate Eukanuba from other foods, and to introduce a name that was “memorable”. Eukanuba is an interjection that is loosely interpreted as “something supreme”.
Eukanuba dog food was one of the primary brands involved in the 2007 melamine pet food recall. Currently, Eukanuba still has many brands listed on the FDA’s pet food recall website, mostly canned formulas that use gravy. However, before feeding your dog any Eukanuba formula, it’s highly recommended that you check the FDA’s pet food recall list for any recent updates.
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Where can I buy Eukanuba?
You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Eukanuba Dog Food?”. To assist you, we have included links on the specific Eukanuba formula pages to purchase Eukanuba dog food.
How much Eukanuba should I feed my dog?
A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Eukanuba 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.
Have you fed your dog any of the Eukanuba dog food dry or canned formulas? Do you have feedback that could help other pet owners? Please share your review of Eukanuba dog food!
Eukanuba Dog Food Ingredient List
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Brewers Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken Flavor, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Dried Egg Product, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Flax Meal, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Fructooligosaccharides, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Brewers Dried Yeast, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.