I read the earlier post about dog food. We feed Abby who is three royal canine for labs. But the third ingredient is corn gluten. So this is bad? She has been on it since 15 months.
I feed grain free food so no corn in ours.
I feed my girls Pro Plan Chicken & Rice, there is corn gluten in the food but it is not one of the top three ingredients. I still say...feed a good quality food that agrees with your dog. Not every food will agree with your dog. What works for some may not work for others.
I agree with Georgie as I said in the earlier post Cinnamon got yeast infections when on Nutro tons of other dogs here eat it and swear by it. It is good food it just didn't agree with her. Eagle Pack agreed with her and it improved Cierra quite a bit when they got her but she was still having some problems on it so off we went to Raw Instinct and both dogs do great on it. I know some people here with mutliple labs feed them different foods because what works for one doesn't work for the others.
This is the label from Cinnamons food:
Nature's Variety Grain-Free Nutrition for Dogs
High in chicken protein
Exclusive freeze dried raw Bio-Coating
Complete and balanced for all life stages
Guaranteed to improve skin and coat!
Healthy, Natural Ingredients
Chicken Meal, Tapioca, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pumpkinseeds, Menhaden Fish Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Chicken Flavor, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Folic Acid), Kelp, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite), Chicken Liver, Sea Salt, Inulin, Flaxseed Oil, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Apples, Carrots, Peas, Cottage Cheese, Chicken Eggs, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Freeze Dried Turkey Hearts, Ground Chicken Bone, Butternut Squash, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Honey, Blueberries, Alfalfa Sprouts, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Persimmons, Olive Oil, Duck Eggs, Pheasant Eggs, Quail Eggs, Rosemary Extract, Sage, Clove
Raw Instinct Grain-Free Nutrition for Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile for All Life Stages.
Crude Protein (min) 42.0%
Crude Fat (min) 22.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.2%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
490 per cup
Other Nutritional Data
Calcium (min): 2.49%
Phosphorus (min): 1.43%
Vitamin E (min): 128.6 IU/kg
Vitamin C* (min): 50 mg/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min): 3.61%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min): 0.69%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Carotene: 8.29 mg/kg
Vitamin A: 21318 IU/kg
Vitamin D: 2433 IU/kg
Vitamin E: 128.6 IU/kg
Vitamin K: 0.75 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid: 50 mg/kg
Thiamine: 19.25 mg/kg
Riboflavin: 12.25 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid: 23.27 mg/kg
Biotin: 0.608 mg/kg
Folic Acid: 0.675 mg/kg
Choline: 5868 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.236 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 4.4 mg/kg
Niacin: 79.87 mg/kg
Iodine: 5.5 mg/kg
Manganese: 33.6 mg/kg
Iron: 333.8 mg/kg
Copper: 25.86 mg/kg
Zinc: 277.1 mg/kg
Selenium: 0.794 mg/kg
As long as she is fit and healthy, it is fine.
"Bad" dog foods are brands like Ol' Roy, Pedigree, etc. Most if not all of the ingredients in these foods are very poor quality.
Royal Canine is a fine food. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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