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Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Sensitive Skin Dry Dog Food

Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Sensitive Skin Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Red Bay, Alabama
Parent company
Sunshine Mills, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $2.35
Cost per day: $0.09
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Pea Protein
  • Dried Egg Product
  • Corn Gluten Meal

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score

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58%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 28%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 69%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 58%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 54%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 22.5%

Fat: 11%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 51.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 25.57%

Fat: 12.5%

Fiber: 3.41%

Carb: 58.52%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 22.34%

Fat: 26.52%

Carb: 51.13%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Veterinary Select since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Veterinary Select has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Corn, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Natural Chicken Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Fish Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Chicory Root, Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Beta-Carotene, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Reuteri Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product. Caloric Content 3500 kcal/kg, 345 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

Our review of Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Sensitive Skin Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Brewers Rice. Brewers rice is a byproduct of the beer industry. The brewers rice in pet food has been dried and ground for use as a carbohydrate source, often in gluten-free recipes.

The second ingredient is Whole Grain Corn. Whole grain corn is the entire corn seed, usually ground for easier consumption. In pet food, whole grain corn acts as a source of inexpensive protein, fiber, and some nutrients.

The third ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The fourth ingredient is Pea Protein. Pea protein is a good source of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. While the pea protein in pet food isn’t normally a primary protein source, it is easy to digest and it’s also a good source of fiber.

The fifth ingredient is Dried Egg Product. Dried egg product can refer to dried or dehydrated egg white, yolk, or shells, or a combination of all three. The dried egg product found in pet food is a good source of healthy, easily digested protein.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Sensitive Skin Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Sensitive Skin Dry Dog Food to the other 1650 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 25.57% 30.24%
DM Fat 12.5% 16.02%
DM Fiber 3.41% 5.19%

This recipe has:

  • 4.67% less protein
  • 3.52% less fat
  • 1.78% less fiber

Dogs typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $2.35 $2.51
Price per 100 kcal $0.15 $0.00
Price per day $0.09 $0.10

Analysis Overview

Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Sensitive Skin Dry Dog Food is priced within the average market price for Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Sensitive Skin Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken meal based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 3 of the first 5 ingredients are low-quality and controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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