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Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Weight Management Dry Dog Food

Veterinary Select Digestive Care + Weight Management 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: $0.10
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • 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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55%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 20%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 70%
? 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 48%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 50%
? 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: 16.5%

Fat: 9%

Fiber: 20%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 42.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 18.75%

Fat: 10.23%

Fiber: 22.73%

Carb: 48.3%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 20.41%

Fat: 27.03%

Carb: 52.56%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

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

Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Natural Chicken Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Sunflower Oil, Salt, L-Lysine, Chicory Root, Choline Chloride, L-Carnitine, Taurine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Beta-Carotene, Dl-Methionine, L-Threonine, Dicalcium Phosphate, 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 3050 kcal/kg, 300 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

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.

Nutritional Analysis

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.
DM Protein 18.75% 30.24%
DM Fat 10.23% 16.02%
DM Fiber 22.73% 5.19%

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.

Price Analysis

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

Analysis Overview

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.

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