Oct. 1, 2016
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*Purina One Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
Purina One Dog Food does not receive a very high rating from us for a number of reasons. To begin with, the dry food contains many controversial ingredients. Although the first ingredient is chicken, the second ingredient is brewer’s rice. This is a particularly cheap cereal by-product that does not contain high levels of nutrients that dogs need. The third ingredient is poultry by-product meal, which could be anything from beaks to feet to ground up bones. Corn and gluten come next. These are generally considered filler materials, and do not supply any valuable nutrient’s to a dog’s diet. Finally, the addition of menadione is a definite negative. This form of vitamin K is believed to cause allergies and liver problems.
All in all, not a very appealing mix. The Wholesome Entrees canned wet food receives a slightly higher rating for its use of quality meats like beef, lamb and chicken. Even so, the wet food still includes animal by-products and lacks sufficient minerals. Although this food is cheap, the low quality ingredients make it a less than stellar choice.
Despite the inclusion of many poor quality ingredients, quite a few pet owners claim that their dogs enjoy the Purina One products. In addition, the low cost is a strong selling point for pet owners. Some say that it is easily digested and that it clears up bowel problems. On the other hand, some pet owners claim that their dogs have suffered skin allergies, vomiting, diarrhea, and gas after consuming this food.
Many dog owners steer clear of this product due to the inclusion of nutrient deficient grains and the lack of probiotics, essential amino acids, and chelated minerals. They believe that the food is very low quality, and that the low price does not make up for the inferior ingredients.
Overall, the reviews are mixed. While some like the fact that dogs find the food tasty, others prefer to choose healthier dog food brands that contain quality meats, vegetables, and added vitamins and minerals.
Purina is a very well-known brand name among most dog owners. Each day, thousands of people across the country purchase Purina One dog food. The marketing for Purina One uses such phrases as “provide healthy changes that you can see” and “promote a lifetime of good health”. However, is Purina One dog food really a nutritious option for your dog’s health? Here is some information to help you to understand if Purina One is right for your dog.
The company who makes Purina One dog food is called Nestle Purina Pet Care Company. The company is the result of a merger between Nestle’s “Friskies PetCare Company” and the Ralston Purina Company, which took place in December of 2001. The headquarters of Nestle Purina PetCare are currently located in St. Louis, Missouri.
According to current information, Purina One dog food is not involved in any pet food recalls, and is not listed on the FDA’s pet food recall list. Always check the latest updates to make sure that your dog’s food has not been involved in a pet food recall.
Most of the Purina One dog food formulas contain a protein source as their first ingredient (such as chicken, beef or salmon). However, some of the other ingredients contained in many Purina One dog food formulas include corn gluten meal, brewers rice, poultry by-products, salt, whole-grain corn, soybean meal and animal digest. Some of these ingredients, such as wheat, are often classified as “fillers”, and may contribute to a higher carbohydrate content than is suitable for a dog’s digestive system.
There are several ingredients contained in Purina One dog food formulas that could cause allergic reactions in some dogs. Since many dogs are allergic to corn, ingredients such as corn and corn gluten meal could induce an allergic reaction. Soy and wheat are two other allergens that are contained in many PurinaPlan dog food formulas. Since the protein sources in Purina One dog food aren’t very unique (chicken, beef, fish), they could cause allergic reactions in dogs that have protein-specific allergies.
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Customer reviews of Purina One dog food formulas are relatively mixed. While some dog owners report no significant problems when feeding their dogs Purina One, some dog owners disagree. Some dog owners did like the price, some dogs did find the food tasty, but generally people were not happy with this food even at the low price point.
Have you fed your dog any of the Purina One dog food dry or canned formulas? Do you have feedback that could help other pet owners? Please share your review of PurinaPlan dog food!
Purina ONE Dog Food Ingredient List
Chicken, brewers rice, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole grain wheat, whole grain corn, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of vitamin E), pea fiber, oat meal, fish meal, animal digest, salt, potassium chloride, calcium phosphate, potassium citrate, vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, l-lysine monohydrochloride, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite