Company HQRed Bay, Alabama
Parent companySunshine Mills, Inc.
- Chicken Meal
- Corn Gluten Meal
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What We Like
- Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
What We Did Not Like
- Low in protein
- High in carbohydrates
- Low in moisture
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.
Our review of Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Weight Management Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.
The first ingredient is Whole Grain Wheat. Whole grain wheat is the edible grain from any variety of wheat plant. In pet food, whole grain wheat is a source of carbohydrates, protein, and other nutrients.
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 Powdered Cellulose. In pet food, powdered cellulose serves as a filler and a source of dietary fiber. Powdered cellulose can come from any plant source including agricultural byproducts. It is often encountered in lower calorie pet foods for weight loss.
The fourth 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 fifth ingredient is Corn Gluten Meal. Corn gluten meal is produced as a byproduct from the manufacture of corn syrup and other sweeteners made with corn. It contains no wheat gluten. The corn gluten meal in pet food is a source of inexpensive protein, but it has high levels of cysteine, which have been linked to the formation of urinary stones.
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 + Weight Management Dry Dog Food.
We’ve compared Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Weight Management Dry Dog Food to the other 1650 Dog Dry Food in our database:
|Product info||All Products avg.|
This recipe has:
- 11.49% less protein
- 5.79% less fat
- 17.54% more 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.
|Product info||Market Price Avg.|
|Price per lb||$2.35||$2.51|
|Price per 100 kcal||$0.17||$0.00|
|Price per day||$0.10||$0.10|
Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Weight Management Dry Dog Food is priced within the average market price for Dry Food.
When we analyzed the ingredients in Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Weight Management 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, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are low-quality and controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.