Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Is the Science Diet really better?

Think Hill's Science Diet is so good because well, its sold at the vet or it has the word Science in it? Check out the first few ingrediants in the Science Diet Adult Advanced Fitness Original Dry Formula: "Chicken, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Wheat, Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Meal.."

Now lets compare it to similar formulas by other expensive brands:

Natural Balance Ultra Premium Dry Formula: Chicken, Brown Rice, Lamb Meal, Oatmeal, Barley, Salmon Meal, Potatoes, Carrots, Chicken Fat

Wellness Complete Health Chicken Recipe: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice

Blue Buffalo Small Breed All Natural: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Barley, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat

Merrick Grammy's Pot Pie: Organic Chicken, Oatmeal, Barley, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice

Eagle Pack Adult Formula: Pork Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (Actually had highest protein content: 25%).

Now take a look at the cheaper ones. Which one does Hill's Science Diet resemble more?

Eukanuba Adult Maintenance: Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat ( I stuck it here because of the corn, barley, and sorghum)

Purina One Large Breed Adult Formula: chicken, brewers rice, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole grain wheat, whole grain corn,

Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs: Ground Whole Corn, Meat And Bone Meal, Ground Whole Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat, Wheat Mill Run, Chicken By-product Meal

Kibbles & Bits Original Formula (Chicken & Beef): corn, soybean meal, beef and bone meal, ground wheat flour, animal fat

Iam's Proactive Health for Large Breed: Chicken, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Barley. Notice which brands Iam's resembles more than others?

Alpo Come & Get It Mixed Grill Flavor: Ground yellow corn, corn germ meal, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, beef tallow

Purina's Beneful Healthy Harvest Dog Food: Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat, soy protein concentrate, soybean meal, pearled barley, brewers rice

Bil-Jac Select Dog Food: Chicken by-products (organs only, including chicken liver), chicken, corn, chicken by-product meal

Still think Science Diet is so wonderful when its top ingredients are the same as the cheaper, lesser quality brands of dog food? While you are thinking about it, ask yourself which formulas are more apt to cause allergies in your dog.

7 comments:

Douglas L Stewart said...

I used to use regular cat food and switched to Science Diet years ago. My cats immediately had a lot less poop and isn't so smelly. I used to say that the premium I paid was offset by reduced cat litter costs.

It isn't just the ingredients, but also their proportions!

Anonymous said...

My dogs eat Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul. I heard about it from some reputable breeders. Check it out. You can purchase it at the Rankin County Co-op. My dogs have been very healthy!

Anonymous said...

Meat based diets are best for animals that are designed to eat meat. Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

So it tastes like chicken huh. Whodathunkit.

Kingfish said...

That is chikin, pay attention.

Kingfish said...

Here is a good site:

Dogfoodanalysis.com

Itday said...

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

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