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Veterinary Select Joint Care Dry Dog Food

Veterinary Select Joint Care 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 By-Product Meal source Of Glucosamine
  • Soybean Meal

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 21%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 65%
? 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 57%
? 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


Protein: 17%

Fat: 11%

Fiber: 12%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 48%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 19.32%

Fat: 12.5%

Fiber: 13.64%

Carb: 54.55%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 18.54%

Fat: 29.13%

Carb: 52.34%

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.


Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate), Flaxseed, Peas, Brewers Rice, Soybean Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Powdered Cellulose, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Chicken Flavor, Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Chicory Root, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), L-Carnitine, Threonine, L-Lysine, Taurine, 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 3462 kcal/kg, 341 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

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

The first 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 second ingredient is Chicken By-Product Meal source Of Glucosamine. When you see “chicken by-product meal source of glucosamine” in pet products, it means that the dried, ground chicken contains cartilage and soluble proteins that contribute joint-supporting glucosamine to your companion’s meals.

The third ingredient is Chondroitin Sulfate. Chondroitin sulfate is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that is often combined with glucosamine. The chondroitin sulfate in pet food, treats, and supplements is often intended to support healthy joint function, particularly in aging companion animals.

The fourth ingredient is Flaxseed. Flaxseed comes from the flax plant, which is cultivated for both food and fiber. In pet food, flaxseed serves as a source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, which provide a number of benefits and contribute to healthy skin and a shiny coat.

The fifth ingredient is Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

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 Joint Care Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Veterinary Select Joint Care Dry Dog Food to the other 1650 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 19.32% 30.24%
DM Fat 12.5% 16.02%
DM Fiber 13.64% 5.19%

This recipe has:

  • 10.92% less protein
  • 3.52% less fat
  • 8.45% 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 $0.15 $0.00
Price per day $0.09 $0.10

Analysis Overview

Veterinary Select Joint Care Dry Dog Food is priced within the average market price for Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Veterinary Select Joint Care Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken by-product meal source of glucosamine 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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