Jan. 16, 2017
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*Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Dry Food was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
There is nothing good about Pedigree Dog Food – even if the name is Pedigree – so we did not give it any stars. The ingredient lists for the Pedigree foods consist of ingredients that you do not want to feed your dog.
For instance, the first five ingredients in the Adult Complete Dry Dog Food are: ground whole corn, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat and chicken by-product meal. This is a typical ingredient list for Pedigree’s line of foods. Pedigree is owned by Mars Petcare and the foods are manufactured in the company’s own U.S. facility.
Most of the dog food reviews about Pedigree are negative. Many pet owners cite it as being a low-quality food with potentially serious health consequences. There are a few people who say that their dog has thrived on this food, but they are few and far between—and once they realize what is in the food, they are shocked and appalled and usually switch foods.
The company who makes Pedigree dog food is actually a subsidiary of Mars, Inc. In 1934, Mars Confections bought Pedigree’s original company, which was called “Chappel Brothers”. Chappel Brothers was a dog food company that used meat unfit for human consumption in dog food formulas.
As of July 2012, Pedigree had a recall due to a potential choking risk in a limited range of three varieties of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products, Pedigree has begun a voluntary recall. The conveyor belt broke during production, and pieces of blue plastic may have gotten into the cans. Please check the Pedigree website for all of the details.
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Where can I buy Pedigree?
If you’re wondering, “Where can I buy Pedigree dog food?”, we can help! We have included links on the individual dog food formula pages to help you to discover places to buy Pedigree dog food.
How much Pedigree should I feed my dog?
A common question that many dog owners may have, is “How much Pedigree dog food should I feed my dog?”. If you have purchased Pedigree food for your dog, it’s always best to follow the specific instructions on the back of your dog food container.
Pedigree Dog Food Ingredient List
Ground whole corn, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat (preservd with BHS and citric acid), ground whole wheat, chicken by-product meal, brewer’s rice, dried plain beet pulp, natural flavor, salt, potassium chloride, vegetable oil (sourc of linoleic acid), vitamins (dl-alpha tocopherol acetate [source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate [source of vitamin C*] vitamin a supplement, VITAMINS (Thiamine Monomitrate [Vitamin B1], Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin supplement [Vitamin B2], vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement), choline chloride, MINERALS (zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, copper sulfate, copper troteinate, maganese proteinate, potassium iodide