Top 7 worst dog food brands for 2018
The guys over at The Dog Digest recently did some research on the worst dog foods for 2018 and they came up with quite a few nasty-sounding concoctions.
However, most of them were American, so our team have been busy finding the UK equivalents.
So here are our top 7 worst dog foods in the UK for 2018.
No 7: IAMS® Proactive Health Dry Dog Food
High in salt is just the start for this cereal-heavy dried dog food.
Yeast, dried beet, barley and 'chicken by-product meal' (whatever the heck that is - yuk!) are the other offenders that make up this horrible sounding food.
Well worth steering clear of, in our opinion.
No 6: Cesar® Filet Mignon Dry Dog Food
The food is widely reported to contain BHA preservative, a compound that the World Health Organisation suspect is a cause of cancer.
In addition to this, there is no specific information about where the meat is coming from - 'meat and bone meal' could mean anything from marrow to brain!
No 5: Tesco® Complete Dry Dog Food
Again, the problem here is the high levels of cereal, which bulk out the dog food.
There's also a worryingly small amount of meat in some of the flavours - as little as 4% in some cases.
Even the retriever on the pack looks suspicious...
No 4: Purina® Omega Tasty
Luckily for us, this is a relatively rare food in the UK, but it is sold by online retailers and discount supermarkets.
It's one of the cheapest brands you can buy, and when you read the ingredients, you'll see why!
No 3: Purina® Bakers Complete
This brand is owned by Nestle®, and even though it's one of the most common dog foods to be found in UK shops, it's also one of the most questionable.
Again, there is a high cereal count (over 54% in some flavours) which can irritate our dog's digestive tract, and although there is higher than average percentage of meat present, it's described as 'meat and meat derivatives' which doesn't sound like pure steak to us.
No 2: Pedigree® Vital Protection Adult
Despite being one of the best known dog brands in the UK (some suspect this is the result of a LOT of marketing & money), this dog food is made up of yet more cereals and meat derivatives.
The packaging might be designed to fool you, but one look at the ingredients and you'll run a mile!
No 1: ASDA® Hero Adult Mixer
This generic dog food also has generic-sounding ingredients.
Over 75% of it is wholewheat, and the remainder of it is things like 'animal derivatives'. If you value your dog's health, we reckon you'd give this a wide berth.
What do you think?
So there you have it! The 7 dog foods that we think you should avoid in 2018.
What do you feed your dog? Tell us in the comments below.