Pet Food Ingredients Revealed! A NewsTarget Special Report by Dr. Lisa Newman and Mike Adams

Pet Food Ingredients Revealed!

A NewsTarget Special Report by Dr. Lisa Newman and Mike Adams

We then organized this information into four reference lists:

1) Pet food ingredients by rating (from 5 stars down to 1 star, with 5 stars indicating the best quality ingredients).

2) Pet food ingredients by frequency (sorted by how frequently they appear in pet food products, from 96% down to 1%).

3) Pet food ingredients listed alphabetically (to make it easier for you to reference an ingredient you're curious about).

4) Worst pet food ingredients (which lists all the 1-star ingredients, indicating lowest quality).

Why nutrition matters for your pets

Welcome to the pet food ingredient lists created by a cooperative effort between pet food formulator Dr. Lisa Newman, N.D., Ph.D. (www.Azmira.com), Mike Adams (www.HealthRanger.org) and the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org). Mike Adams and the CWC analyzed the ingredients of 448 pet food products, then organized them by frequency. Dr. Newman then provided a nutritional analysis for each ingredient.

As you view these lists, keep in mind that most popular pet food products are made with extremely poor quality ingredients. As recent pet food scares have clearly demonstrated, pet food is a dumping ground for meat byproducts unfit for human consumption. Even many so-called "natural" or "premium" pet food products are made with ingredients of dubious quality. The pet food industry, by and large, is driven solely by profit, and most pet food manufacturers source the cheapest possible ingredients to put into their products, regardless of the detrimental health consequences on pets. The huge rise in diabetes and cancer in dogs and cats over the last two decades, for example, is almost entirely due to the toxic ingredients commonly used in pet food and pet treats.

Our purpose in sharing this information with the public is to help consumers choose better-quality pet food products and avoid low-quality products. We do this because we care about the welfare of animals, and we believe that nutrition plays a predominant role in determining the health outcome of any pet (or human, for that matter). Here are some action steps you can take to protect the health of your pets:

Action steps

1) Use these lists to analyze the quality of the ingredients in the pet food you're currently feeding your pets. The first five ingredients listed on any pet food product make up the bulk of the product, so check those first. If you find that these first five ingredients are not high quality ingredients, consider switching to a higer-quality brand of pet food.

2) When shopping for pet food, read ingredients labels and cross-reference them with the lists presented here so that you know which ingredients are truly high-quality vs. those that aren't.

3) Do not be fooled by claims of "natural" or "wholesome" on pet food product packaging. Virtually any pet food product can claim to be "natural," even ones that use synthetic petrochemicals that cause cancer. There is virtually no effective regulation of pet food health claims, and pet food manufacturers have learned that making "natural" claims sells more food, even if the food is largely made from dubious ingredients and chemical additives.

4) Watch out for artificial coloring and chemical additives in pet treats. Virtually all pet treats use petrochemical coloring to enhance the visual appeal of their products in order to make them more attractive to the humans who buy them. Such colors, however, are potentially carcinogenic to pets and should always be avoided (read labels and avoid artificial colors like Red 40 or Yellow 2).

5) Never buy pet food in a big-box store, grocery store or convenience stores. These retail outlets typically offer the worst pet food products available today. Only health food stores, natural stores and online retailers offer healthy pet food. (Even pet specialty stores typically only sell junk pet food. Don't trust the health claims on popular pet food products.)

6) Finally, always augment packaged pet food with real food that you make in your kitchen. The best pet food is the food that you make, using fresh, quality ingredients. Even the best pet food in the world is not a substitute for home-prepared meals for your pets. Avoid feeding your pets refined grains, sugars or other high-glycemic index foods. Stick with fresh meats, vegetables and superfood supplements like kelp or microalgae (spirulina, blue-green algae, etc.)

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Part 2 - Pet food ingredients listed by best to worst (part 1 of 2)

The following list of pet food ingredients and ratings was created by a cooperative effort between pet food formulator Dr. Lisa Newman, N.D., Ph.D. (www.Azmira.com), Mike Adams (www.HealthRanger.org) and the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org). Mike Adams and the CWC analyzed the ingredients of 448 popular pet food products sold in the United States and organized them by frequency. Dr. Newman then provided a nutritional analysis and comment for each ingredient.

carrots (5 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber.

cracked pearled barley (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
A nutritive, wonderful grain.

cracked barley (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
A nutritive, wonderful grain.

garlic oil (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent antioxidant, antibiotic.

lamb stock (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
More nutritious than simple water used for processing can foods, flavoring in dry food.

copper proteinate (5 stars) found in 23% of pet food products analyzed
Best source of copper used, aids in bone formation, iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation

ground whole grain sorghum (5 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Cousin to millet, very nutritive grain, alkalizing to the body, easy to digest.

ground whole grain corn (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all nutrients/protein of corn.

cobalt proteinate (source of chelated cobalt) (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis.

rosemary extract and citric acid (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservatives - citric acid is Vitamin C.

venison meal (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent alternative to standard meats, in concentrated form for more protein pound for pound.

chicken broth (5 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Source of flavor, excellent if used instead of plain water for processing can food.

peas (5 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber.

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fat for energy, high in omega-3 fatty acids, natural Vitamin E preservative.

canola oil (5 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food.

calcium ascorbate (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Buffered source of Vitamin C.

garlic extract (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated form has more health benefits unless listed at bottom of label which indicates a token use.

borage oil (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

trace minerals (zinc proteinate) (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Best form of zinc, protects against cell damage and stimulates immune system, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

turkey broth (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used instead of plain water for processing, more nutritional, flavor enhancing in dry foods.

beef meal (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Dehydrated whole muscle meat, packs more protein pound for pound.

beef broth (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Used instead of plain water in can foods or as flavoring in dry foods.

chicken meal (5 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated chicken meat, more protein since water weight has been removed. Excellent source of protein for cats, good source for dogs.

mixed tocopherols (a source of natural vitamin E) (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Superior source of natural Vitamin E oils.

lamb broth (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Used instead of plain water in can foods, as flavoring in dry foods.

lamb meal (5 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent protein source, concentrated-more protein for the money. Less likely to cause allergies, easy to digest.

lecithin (5 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
A natural antioxidant, very beneficial.

dried peas (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber.

mackerel (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of cold water fish, high in fatty acids.

iron proteinate (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent, most expensive source of iron needed for red blood cell reproduction.

manganese proteinate (5 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Best source of manganese, necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

manganous proteinate (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of manganese, nourishes the nerves and brain. Supports immune and enzyme functions.

dried garlic (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent antioxidant, antibiotic, flea and tick repellent if listed high on the label.

flax seed (5 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber.

menhaden fish oil (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fatty acids.

dehydrated carrots (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Provides good source of nutritional fiber.

herring oil (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fatty acids.

halibut (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein, fatty acids.

oat bran (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Aids stool regulation, nutritive fiber.

oat groats (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Oats are very beneficial grains, groat simply has outer fibrous shell off.

oat meal (5 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Crushed oat groats, nutritive fiber, good for colon health, balances body's pH, aids colon health.

ocean fish (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids.

ocean whitefish (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein, fatty acids.

dried carrots (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutrients and fiber.

dried apples (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Provides good source of nutritional fiber.

ground whole grain barley (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of nutrients and dietary fiber is low gluten grain, non-allergenic.

menhaden fish meal (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fish, highly concentrated source of protein and good source of fatty acids..

whole ground wheat (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Is whole ground, very nutritive grain, source of protein, dietary fiber.

zinc proteinate (5 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Best source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

whole sweet potatoes (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritive carbohydrates, natural sugars promote energy not hyperactivity.

whole ground brown rice (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Is whole ground, very nutritive grain, source of protein, dietary fiber.

whole ground oats (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent grain source, easy on the digestive tract.

whole brown rice (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Whole grain, nutritive.

garlic powder (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent antioxidant and antibiotic, more concentrated than plain garlic.

alpha-lipoic acid (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Added for healthy skin and coat.

whole ground barley (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of nutrients and dietary fiber, is low gluten grain, non-allergenic source of protein.

rosemary extract (5 stars) found in 22% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservative, concentrated.

whole carrots (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of beta carotene, nutrients and fiber.

catfish meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, fatty acids but some of the natural oils are lost.

catfish (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, fatty acids.

alfalfa dehydrated meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of chlorophyll.

alfalfa concentrate powder (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of chlorophyll.

sun-cured alfafa meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Alfalfa meal provides chlorophyll but "sun-cured" a bit gimmicky.

iron amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of iron, improves use, needed for red blood cell production.

white fish (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Alternative source of protein.

cod (4 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good protein alternative.

whitefish (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats.

whole wheat (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritionally complete grain, good source of grain protein but often suspected to cause allergies.

copper amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of copper, improves use, needed for iron absorption, bone formation, protein metabolism and blood clotting.

cobalt amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis.

citric acid and rosemary (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservatives although citric acid (Vitamin C) can be harsh on digestive tract.

chicken liver, fresh (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates better quality, but can be misleading.

chicken stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water used for processing canned foods or flavoring dry foods.

oats (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value.

chicory extract (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated source of innulin, a prebiotic, gimmicky but more effective than plain root or powders.

chicken fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols) (4 stars) found in 19% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of energy and flavor, preserved with Vitamin E, but dogs do better with vegetable and fish oils.

shrimp (4 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein.

rosemary (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservative.

ocean fish meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated cold water fish, highly nutritious, may have oils expressed leaving it lower in fatty acids.

folic acid supplement (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis.

preserved with mixed tocopherols (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural Vitamin E preservative.

citric acid and rosemary extract (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Common natural preservatives.

herring meal (4 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein, poor source of fatty acids as oil is pressed out of fish to make meal.

sage (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservative.

green beans (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutrients and fiber.

alfalfa nutrient concentrate (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of chlorophyll, protein and nutrients.

chicken fat (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of energy for cats, dogs do best on oils rather than animal fat.

venison stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water for processing in can foods, flavor additive in dry foods.

venison (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats.

duck (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative protein source, less heavy in water weight than chicken.

veal broth (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than simple water for processing in can, used as flavoring in dry foods.

turkey stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than simple water for processing in can, used as flavoring in dry foods.

beta carotene (4 stars) found in 23% of pet food products analyzed
Source of Vitamin A precursor, aids immune response, allergy control, slows aging.

dried kelp meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of iodine for thyroid function and chlorophyll.

ground whole wheat (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Whole ground is excellent, but not considered the best grain choice for dogs.

manganese sulfate (4 stars) found in 37% of pet food products analyzed
Better source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

venison meat (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats.

ground whole peas (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutrients and fiber.

tuna (4 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein and fatty acids.

pea fiber (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutritious fiber.

pearled barley (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Not whole ground, less nutritive but a wonderful grain, low gluten and flavorful.

rabbit (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative meat source.

copper amino acid complex (source of chelated copper) (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of copper, improves use, needed for iron absorption, bone formation, protein metabolism, blood clotting.

whitefish meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats in concentrated form for more protein, can have oils expressed.

manganese amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of manganese necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

pea protein (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of vegetable protein.

rabbit stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water for processing in can food.

ginger extract (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good for digestion if listed high on label, if not, gimmicky.

potassium amino acid complex (source of chelated potassium) (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline balance.

eggs (4 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, free of shell.

garlic (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Good antioxidant, antibiotic. IS SAFE TO USE!

yucca schidigera extract (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used to reduce stool odor, concentrated.

zinc amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of zinc, improves use, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

postassium sorbate (a preservative) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Mineral-based mold inhibitor.

potassium citrate (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Source of Potassium.

asparagus (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

gelatin (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Filler / binder in can food.

dried cheese (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, poor quality used.

potassium chloride (3 stars) found in 86% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels.

dried cheddar cheese (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, poor quality used.

pantothenate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin B-complex factor, aids nervous system and adrenal glands.

DL-methionine (3 stars) found in 34% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of methionine, supports healthy skin and nails, liver activity and immune health.

peppers (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

parsley (3 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, a natural deodorizer.

parsley flakes (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough used for therapeutic response.

dried bacillus licheniformis fermentation extract (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

parsley oil (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural deodorizer, gimmicky.

parsley powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural deodorizer, gimmicky.

dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

dried buttermilk (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick.

dried blueberries (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough is used for therapeutic response.

paprika oleoresin (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Natural red colorant.

lettuce (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

yellow zucchini (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, unless listed high up on the label.

manganese oxide (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of manganese, nourishes brain and nervous system, aids in fat and sugar metabolism.

managanous sulfate (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of manganese.

yucca schidigera (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used for stool odor control.

malt extract (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Flavor additive, sweetener.

dried paprika (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

dried parsley flakes (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, used as deodorant.

L-tryptophan (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky amino acid, not enough to help and can not stand up well to heat processing.

locust bean gum (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-nutritive binder / filler in can foods.

dried spinach (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Most nutrition lost in drying / gimmicky.

natural chicken flavor (3 stars) found in 14% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky. Designated as natural, seems better than plain chicken flavor but it's the same. Unless noted as artificial it's all "natural" regardless of quality.

dried tomato pomace (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky filler ingredient, not enough nutrients to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

manganous sulfate (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of manganese necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

lentils (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

zinc amino acid complex (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

lactobacillus acidophilus (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

dried yam (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritive fiber, less sugar than beets. Can indicate poor animal feed quality.

egg noodles (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky source of carbohydrates.

zinc sulfate (3 stars) found in 32% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

A & D3 supplements (3 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Standard Vitamin A and D3 supplements, needed for immune function, eye sight and calcium absorption.

zinc oxide (3 stars) found in 54% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

lamb fat (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Source of energy.

enterococcus faecium (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

ferrous sulfate (3 stars) found in 74% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support.

dried sweet potato (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of carbohydrates and fiber, less sugar than beets. Can indicate poor feed quality.

dried cranberries (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, too little is used for therapeutic response in urinary tract.

whole wheat flour (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Whole ground wheat grain, more nutritious but flour is too processed.

dried cheese powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky flavor.

niacin supplement (3 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, promotes proper digestion, energy production and healthy skin and nerves.

niacin & ferrous sulfate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard niacin and iron supplements.

niacin (3 stars) found in 69% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves.

natural smoke flavor (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick.

natural poultry flavor (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source, usually cheaper to use but still "natural".

natural flavor (3 stars) found in 32% of pet food products analyzed
Standard flavor ingredient. Ask the manufacturer.

natural color (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Harmless additive, non-nutritive.

potassium iodide (3 stars) found in 54% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels.

dried chicken cartilage (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky source of glucosamine, not enough used for therapeutic benefits.

manganous oxide (3 stars) found in 40% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

dried chickory root (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Source of inulin, a prebiotic, gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic benefit.

yellow squash (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, unless listed high up on the label.

inositol (3 stars) found in 26% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, non-vitamin B-Complex metabolizes blood fats.

mineral supplements (zinc sulfate) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of zinc, but indicates poorly represented profile.

milk (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

menadione sodium bisulfite complex (3 stars) found in 35% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of Vitamin K activity, necessary for blood clotting, aids as anti-parasitic for intestinal worms.

iron amino acid complex (source of chelated iron) (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of iron needed for red blood cell production.

alfalfa (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber.

dried ginger (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Promotes digestion if listed high enough on label, if not -- gimmicky.

marigold meal (source of lutein*) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough can be used in a food (too costly) for therapeutic benefits.

marigold extract (source of lutein) (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky supplement, not enough to help, often listed near end of label.

dried kelp (source of iodine) (3 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Industry standard source of iodine.

oat fiber (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-nutritive filler.

wild rice (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, but more nutritious than white.

fructooligosaccharides (3 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, prebiotic to aid digestion.

thyme (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of B1, needed for healthy nervous system and mental attitude.

thiamine mononitrate (3 stars) found in 93% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude.

thiamine (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Standard vitamin B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude.

green tea (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response unless listed higher on label.

barley grass (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky additive for dietary "greens," not enough used for nutritional benefits unless listed high on the label.

taurine (3 stars) found in 39% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, necessary for cats who do not manufacture taurine on their own, helps regulate nervous system, promotes thyroid and cardiovascular health. Some benefit to dogs.

barley (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of nutrients, great grain for pets, but not "whole ground." Can be of any quality.

canthaxanthin (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
A pink colorant from mushrooms, crustaceans, fish.

sweet potatoes (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to regular potatoes provides carbohydrates for energy, nutrients, less sugar than beets.

cheese powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, cheap source of fat for energy, healthy coat, naturally preserved.

tomato flakes (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

ground flax seed (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Is not "whole" ground, just flour that might be lacking in fatty acids.

carrot powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of carrot fiber.

ginger (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Aids digestion if listed high on label, if not, it's a gimmick.

spirulina (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky ingredient, not enough to help unless listed high up on label.

spinach (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, unless listed high up on the label.

spearmint (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Natural Vitamin E and Vitamin C preservatives.

soybean oil (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Source of fat for energy, healthy coat. Dogs do fine.

deboned lamb (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Lamb meat is filled with water, less protein, deboned misleads as to higher quality.

soybean meal (3 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Dogs can not digest soybeans, can bloat/die. Good source of protein and fiber for cats.

carmine (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
A crimson pigment made from insects.

bifidobacterium longum (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

vitamin B12 supplement (3 stars) found in 86% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, involved in immune response.

beef (natural source of glucosamine) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough available to be therapeutically beneficial, plus it's full of water weight, gets it listed high on the label but robs dry food of meat protein, fine in can food.

vitamin B-12 (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, involved in immune function.

vitamin A supplement (3 stars) found in 54% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer.

vitamin A acetate (3 stars) found in 27% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, needed for immune function.

vitamin A (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard supplement needed for a strong immune system.

vitamin E (3 stars) found in 95% of pet food products analyzed
Antioxidant used as food preservative.

beef flavor (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a broth to improve palatability.

beef liver (3 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iron and flavor, too much beef liver can become toxic to the body -- avoid it in dry foods, safe in can foods as secondary, flavor ingredient.

veal (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Alternative to standard beef.

calcium pantothenate (3 stars) found in 60% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity.

glucosamine hydrochloride (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough can be available to be effective, often listed low on the label as token ingredient. Cooking may effect it's potency.

calcium iodate (3 stars) found in 41% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iodine, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength.

bifidobacterium pseudolongum (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic.

tuna meal (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
A source of protein but lower in fatty acids.

tricalcium phosphate (3 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Anti-caking agent, emulsifier and dietary supplement of Phosphorous needed for body's alkaline/acid balance.

bifidobacterium thermophilum (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

watercress and spinach (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky unless listed high on the label.

biotin (3 stars) found in 96% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat.

blueberries (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes.

glucosamine (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough can be available to be effective, often listed low on the label as token ingredient. Cooking may effect it's potency.

basil (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

calcium carbonate (3 stars) found in 40% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of calcium, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength, used as a buffer to acidic foods.

celery (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick.

water cress (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

whole eggs (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, but includes shell which is not well digested.

whey (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Milk protein, indicates a cheaper food low in meat protein.

soya oil (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Soya is "Soybean," why hide the fact? It is not the best oil for fatty acids and a cheaper one to use than other vegetable oils like canola.

clove bud oil (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

riboflavin supplement (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin B-2 needed for rich red blood cell production.

riboflavin (source of vitamin B2) (3 stars) found in 92% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.

red peppers (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

copper sulfate (3 stars) found in 76% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism.

ground whole grain wheat (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Whole ground is more nutritious, good source of protein, fiber but "grain" indicates feed-grade.

whole cranberries (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough can be used for therapeutic benefit.

vitamin D-3 (3 stars) found in 84% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth.

pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6) (3 stars) found in 80% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production.

corn oil (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Source of vegetable fat.

Note: "Gimmick" or "Gimmicky" means this ingredient is listed on the label in order to hype the product to human buyers, but is usually not present in large enough quantities to be effective in any meaningful way.

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Part 3 - Pet food ingredients listed by best to worst (part 2 of 2)

The following list of pet food ingredients and ratings was created by a cooperative effort between pet food formulator Dr. Lisa Newman, N.D., Ph.D. (www.Azmira.com), Mike Adams (www.HealthRanger.org) and the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org). Mike Adams and the CWC analyzed the ingredients of 448 popular pet food products sold in the United States and organized them by frequency. Dr. Newman then provided a nutritional analysis and comment for each ingredient.

fish broth (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, but better that plain water for processing in can foods.

poultry giblets (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript waste.

whole garlic cloves (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Has anti-carcinogenic and antibiotic action, but not concentrated.

cranberries (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract.

cranberry powder (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky ingredient can not contain enough in food to be therapeutically beneficial.

D3 (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth.

D3 and E supplements (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard supplements.

deboned chicken (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chicken meat is filled with water, less protein, deboned can be misleading as to higher quality.

potato fiber (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler.

potato (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
A carbohydrate source, can use as cheap filler, can cause weight gain and digestive upset.

potassium sorbate (a preservative) (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
A mold and yeast inhibitor. Mineral-based mold prohibitor.

corn germ meal (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Protein filler, whole corn is best.

chicken liver (3 stars) found in 15% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iron, necessary for red blood cell production, and flavor. Too much liver can be toxic.

soy protein isolate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Dogs can not convert soy protein to useable fuel, fine in diet for cats. Meat protein is best.

soy protein concentrate (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Protein extracted form soy seed, dogs can not convert soy to protein. Meat is best protein for dogs and cats.

soy lecithin (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural antioxidant, often used with rendered animal fat as emulsifier.

chicken (natural source of glucosamine) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough available to be therapeutically beneficial, plus it's full of water weight, gets it listed high on the label but robs dry food of meat protein, fine in can food.

bacillus subtilis (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

chicken cartilage (natural source of glucosamine) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough is present for therapeutic response.

sodium selenite (3 stars) found in 67% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response.

cobalt carbonate (3 stars) found in 21% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis.

chicken giblets (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
By-product, source of protein, flavor.

citric acid (3 stars) found in 18% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin C, immune stimulant, antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic.

folic acid (3 stars) found in 80% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis.

chicken liver flavor (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Common food enhancer used, especially in cans.

sodium caseinate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used as a texturizer in cheap can food.

cinnamon (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

B-12 (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, involved in immune response.

chicken, fresh (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Chicken contains 84% water weight which robs the protein value from food but gets chicken listed high on label.

choline chloride (3 stars) found in 88% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats.

chondroitine sulfate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response -- too costly.

chondroitin supplement (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response -- too costly.

chondroitin sulfate (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, too expensive to use enough in food for therapeutic response.

chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of energy and flavor, preserved with Vitamin E and C, but dogs do better with vegetable and fish oils.

folic acid pyridoxine hydrochloride (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of folic acid.

fish oil (source of omega fatty acids) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source of fish oil. Often of poor quality.

fish meal (source of fish oil) (2 stars) found in 16% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of fatty acids (the oil has been pressed out), non-descriptive source indicates poor quality used.

flaxseed meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Flax oil has been pressed out of seed to make meal, poor source of fatty acids, cheap way to list flaxseed.

garlic flavor (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, non-nutritive feature.

fish meal (source of dha) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source of fish, low in fatty acids as meal often has the oil removed from it.

fumaric acid (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used in dry food as cheap preservative.

flax meal (2 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of fatty acids, oil has be pressed out.

fresh chicken (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains 84% water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

fish meal (natural source of glucosamine) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough glucosamine provided to have therapeutic benefits, fish meal indicates cheap, rancid "fish".

fish meal (2 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source of protein, low in fatty acids (the oil is pressed out), indicates poor quality, rancid fish are often used.

brown rice (2 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, does not have to be whole ground when used in dry foods! Usually found whole in cans.

chicken liver digest (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Poor quality flavoring, can be rendered by chemical process.

chicken by products (organs only) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality diet, can contain rancid, diseased part, tumors, etc.

chicken (2 stars) found in 57% of pet food products analyzed
Contains 84% water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

casein (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Principle protein in cow's milk. Indicates cheap food, used to compensate for heavy grain use.

carrageenan gum (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler/binder in can foods.

carrageenan (2 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap binder/filler in can foods.

canola meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Oil (fatty acids) has been pressed out of seed. Cheap source of ‘canola.'

corn flour (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Can create bowel distress, weight gain, source of protein, filler.

brown rice flour (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Not "whole" ground, cheap filler.

copper oxide (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Inexpensive, difficult to assimilate.

broccoli (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritious but can lead to gas. Very gimmicky.

beef & bone meal (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Bone meal is difficult to digest (the body does not assimilate it as calcium), cheap source of protein in poor quality product. Can be 4-D source.

beef (2 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Contains water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

beans (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, added for cheap protein/fiber/ filler.

barley malt flour (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product of brewing industry, sweetened for flavor, can be used as filler, stripped of nutrients.

bacon (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, pork's not great for pets.

ascorbic acid (2 stars) found in 34% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin C -- this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative.

argenine (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Amino acid added to grain-based foods, instead of using more meat protein.

calcium phosphate (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used to improve/stabilize dry foods, inexpensive mineral supplement.

dried chicken stock (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried vegetable fiber (carrots) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of fiber but indicates pet food quality not human quality.

dried potatoes (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality, cheap filler.

dried liver digest (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried green beans (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, poor animal feed quality.

dried eggs (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

dried egg product (2 stars) found in 38% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

dried egg powder (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

dried egg (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

citrus pectin (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Too acidic for pets. Used more as fiber.

dried citrus pulp (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Citrus is too acidic for pets.

copper (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript, indicates oxide form, harder to absorb.

dried chicken liver (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dehydrated potatoes (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dehydrated alfalfa meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dehydrated alfalfa (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

deboned turkey (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

corn meal (2 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, used as protein source.

corn bran (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly a filler.

egg pieces (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried cooked turkey (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

turkey (natural source of glucosamine) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough is available for therapeutic response. Turkey meat is heavy in water - listed high up on label but does not provide enough protein, indicates food high in grain protein.

potato starch (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can cause digestive upset and weight gain.

potassium iodine (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iodine, may cause allergies.

trace minerals (copper sulfate (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

pork broth (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Generally indicates poor quality food.

philloquinone (vitamin K1) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Unusual source of Vitamin K.

trace minerals (zinc oxide) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

pasta (durum semolina enriched with thiamine mononitrate) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, gimmicky filler uses remnants of pasta making industry.

trace minerals (zinc sulfate) (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Standard zinc source, protects against cell damage and stimulates immune system, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

malted barley flour (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetened for flavor, can be used as filler, stripped of nutrients.

pasta (durum flour) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, gimmicky filler uses remnants of pasta making industry.

tomato pomace (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, not enough nutrition is available to make a difference, can be too acidic on digestive tract causing upset.

rice protein concentrate (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, probably white rice, dietary protein is best derived from meat source.

non-fat yogurt (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, indicates source of probiotics but not enough is used to be effective and can not stand up to heat processing.

monocalcium phosphate (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Buffer, neutralizing agent in flours, poor source of phosphorous.

mixed vegetable fiber (carrots) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of fiber but indicates pet food quality not human quality.

minerals (calcium chloride) (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Is often used to melt ice but effective as diuretic and urine acidifier, shows a very narrow mineral profile.

menadione (vitamin K3) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Limited source of Vitamin K activity.

venison liver (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iron, flavor but too much liver in dry food can become toxic to the body, fine in can as flavoring.

vitamin B12 and D3 supplements (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates lack of well rounded supplements aids immune function and encourages calcium and phosphorous to build bone and teeth.

turkey (2 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Contains water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

steamed bone meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source, bone meal is a hard to digest and assimilate source of phosphorous and calcium, they also get protein from this source.

sodium propionate (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical used to prevent mold and fungus, indicates poor quality food.

sodium metabisulfate (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Inorganic salt which retards bacteria found on rancid meat.

sodium silico aluminate (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical used as anti-caking product.

sodium ascorbate (source of vitamin C) (2 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Buffered with salt, Vitamin C is vital to immune function.

sodium alginate (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Thickener, stabilizer in can foods.

selenium (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript, can indicate poor quality.

salmon oil (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
May contain higher levels of mercury than other fish oils.

salmon broth (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water for processing can food but can contain mercury.

trace minerals (calcium sulfate (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

lamb tripe (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Intestines, not best source of protein.

tomatos (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, not enough nutrition is available to make a difference, can be too acidic on digestive tract causing upset.

sufficient water for processing (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest, non-nutritive filler in can food, should use a meat broth instead.

sunflower meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, all the oil (fatty acids) has been pressed out of seed.

pysllium (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can be too harsh on digestive system, usually gimmicky.

sunflower oil (2 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, source of fat for energy, healthy coat, not preserved.

sweet potato powder (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates waste product, filler.

tapioca starch (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler and binder.

textured vegetable protein (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates food low in animal proteins, cheap additive/filler.

tomato paste (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky can be too acidic for some pets, especially dogs, not enough used for good nutrient content.

pasta (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Pure starch can cause digestive upset and weight gain -- gimmicky filler.

rye (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Very harsh grain to digest. Pets usually don't like it.

gum arabic (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler/binder used in can foods.

ground wheat flour (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Not "whole" ground, misleading indicates poor quality - causes digestive upset, allergies and feeds arthritis.

L-carnitine supplement (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
This amino acid (to build muscle) is not needed unless it's a poor quality of meat used or high grain content food.

lamb (2 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Contains 70% water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C) (2 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, feed-grade source of Vitamin C, used as supplement, non-assimilated.

L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, feed-grade source of Vitamin C, used as supplement, non-assimilated.

L-arginine (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Alkaline amino acid added to poor quality foods to excrete urea.

ground wheat (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Not "whole" ground, misleading indicates poor quality - causes digestive upset, allergies and feeds arthritis.

guar gum (2 stars) found in 31% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, non-nutritive filler in can foods.

L-carnitine (2 stars) found in 16% of pet food products analyzed
Supplements poor meat source diets, a B-vitamin factor naturally found in meat, important in regulating fat metabolism.

lamb liver (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Used as flavor, source of iron, but too much liver in dry foods can become toxic to the body, fine in can food when it's not a primary ingredient.

lamb digest (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Used as flavoring in poor quality foods, rendered lamb parts.

whole grain corn (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all nutrients of corn but indicates the use of feed-grade (old, moldy), not human-grade (healthier, fresher), can cause allergies, weight gain, blood sugar imbalances.

whole grain wheat (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all nutrients of wheat but indicates the use of feed-grade (old, moldy), not human-grade (healthier, fresher), can cause allergies.

wheat (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor feed-grade quality, causes allergies and digestive upset. Not whole ground.

iron sulfate (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of iron.

ground yellow corn (2 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates feed-grade source of protein/filler, not "whole" ground.

ground psyllium seed (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Aids in stool formation but can be too harsh on digestive tract.

lycopene (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response unless listed higher on the label.

L-lysine (2 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), needed to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods.

lutein (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response unless listed higher on the label.

xanthan gum (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap binder, filler in can foods.

wheat germ meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Often added in cheap foods to wheat to balance grain and add protein, cheaper that using whole grain.

chicken by-products (organ meat only), fresh (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can be poor quality hidden behind "organ meat only" and "fresh" still by-products which can include diseased organ tissue, tumors.

animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source, often rancid to begin with, regardless of natural preservative use afterwards, misleading.

caramel color (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-based or can be prepared by ammonia process associated with blood toxicity in lab rats.

caramel (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-based adds to hyperactivity, or can be prepared by ammonia process associated with blood toxicity in lab rats.

animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid) (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive fat! Can be anything rancid or 4-D (dead, dying, disabled, diseased) regardless of natural Vitamin E and C preservatives. Misleading.

yellow 5 (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, a salicylate which can be become deadly to cats with extended use.

yellow 5 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Possible carcinogens.

tallow (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Causes poor health, disrupts digestion, can include rancid restaurant grease. Very bad fat source!

animal fat (preserved with vitamin E mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, cheap animal source, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky to cover poor quality fat).

yellow 6 (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, potentially carcinogenic food colorant.

tetra sodium pyrophosphate (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Is a rust stain remover used in cleaning products (TSP)!!!! Why is it in food? Emulsification of rendered animal fats! Very toxic, causes nausea and diarrhea.

animal fat (preserved with vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat, regardless of "natural" preservative it is rancid, often from diseased tissue. Misleading to be preserved with vitamin E.

cane molasses (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
SUGAR!!! Leads to weight gain, hyperactivity and feeds arthritis, best used in treats, not supplements or foods.

sodium tripolyphosphate (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Used as rancid meat preservative.

calcium sulfate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Plaster of Paris! Firming agent.

soy hulls (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can cause bowel irritation, cheap filler.

animal fat (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat chemically preserved, difficult to digest, potentially carcinogenic.

soybean hulls (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, harsh on intestines.

soy flour (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of grain protein, filler, can cause bloat/death in dogs.

cellulose powder (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Harsh on bowels, suspected to include recycled cardboard.

sorbitol (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetener and binder.

chicken by-product meal (1 stars) found in 23% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, internal organs, beaks, feet. Concentrated.

sorbic acid (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
A mold and yeast inhibitor.

animal fat (preserved with BHA/BHT) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive fat source, indicates 4-D source chemically preserved with carcinogens.

starch (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest form of carbohydrates causes weight gain and poor digestion, filler.

yeast culture (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Flavoring, source of protein, potentially toxic to the liver.

sucrose (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar --leads to hyperactivity, addiction to food (sugar rush), weight gain.

animal digest (1 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Rendered, by chemical and/or enzymatic process, non-descriptive animal tissues used for flavor.

sugar (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar?!! Leads to diabetes, hyperactivity and obesity. Can feed arthritis. BAD.

soybean mill run (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
This is the sweepings off the floor-cheap filler, poor source of protein.

cellulose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Harsh on bowels, suspected to include recycled cardboard. Can also be crushed peanut hulls.

turmeric (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky spice to aid digestion.

whole rice (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality white rice which can cause diabetes in dogs.

beets (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Implies whole beet is more nutritious than beet pulp alone but still contains sugar which can lead to weight gain, diabetes, hyperactivity.

beet pulp (sugar removed) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Fiber/filler, stills contains enough sugar for rush/addiction to food and hyperactivity.

bacon flavors (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Does not say "natural" so it's possibly artificial, can be a carcinogen.

beet pulp (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-filled fiber/filler, can lead to hyperactivity and diabetes. Can be addicting to some pets.

beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (source of vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Beef tallow can be used restaurant fat! Misleading with "natural" Vitamin E preservative added. Indicates very poor quality product.

beef tallow preserved with BHA and mixed-tocopherols (source of vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Terrible source of fat, chemically preserved with potential carcinogen but uses "Vitamin E" to mislead consumer. Indicates very poor quality product.

BHA (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical. Highly carcinogenic preservative.

beef tallow (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Tallow, includes old restaurant grease, is very hard to digest, leads to diarrhea, premature aging.

wheat middlings (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweepings off the floor causes allergies and digestive upset.

wheat gluten (1 stars) found in 28% of pet food products analyzed
Poor protein source, used as a cheap, non-nutritive filler -- causes allergies.

vegetable oil (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source of fat, contains saturated fat which is hard on the body, causes premature aging.

venison by-products (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all meat not fit for human consumption, diseased organs, tumors, promotes premature aging.

beef by-products (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can include any internal part of the cow other than the meat, often from 4-D, rancid sources.

wheat flour (1 stars) found in 18% of pet food products analyzed
Poorly digested filler, can cause allergies and bowel problems.

water (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Used as non-nutritive filler in food. UGH!

water sufficient for processing (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Robs protein from can food since it is used as non-nutritive filler instead.

wheat bran (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality food, can cause allergies, best to have whole wheat.

beef tallow (preserved with BHA) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
One of the worse kinds of fat, chemically preserved with potential carcinogen. Often produces allergies.

brewers dried yeast (1 stars) found in 34% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis.

thiamine hydrochloride (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest, poorly assimilated source of Thiamine, Vitamin B-1, needed for nervous system and mental attitude.

titanium dioxide (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially carcinogenic artificial color used as white pigment.

titanium dioxide color (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially carcinogenic artificial color used as white pigment.

calcium chloride (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used as a source of calcium but can cause digestive upset, heart issues.

Chicken by-product (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, diseased internal organs, beaks and feet.

artificial flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can become carcinogenic. Produces allergies.

wheat starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Poor carbohydrate source causes allergies.

turkey by-product meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include carcass, feet, beaks and diseased turkey organs, tumors.

brewers yeast (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis.

calcium propionate (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical. Potentially carcinogenic, antifungal.

brewer’s rice (1 stars) found in 31% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes.

trace minerals (potassium chloride) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Source of potassium to balance pH, small intestinal ulcers may occur, indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

bone meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-digestible source of calcium can lead to digestive upset. Can be from 4-D sources.

trace minerals (sodium tripolyphoshate) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, potentially harmful source of phosphorous indicates lack of well-rounded supplements.

blue 2 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic.

blue 2 (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic, artificial color.

wheat mill run (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sweepings off the floor, causes allergies, digestive upset and feeds arthritis, leads to premature aging.

sodium phosphate (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Non-digestible source of phosphorous (vital to maintaining acid/alkalinity pH).

brewers yeast extract (saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Liquid left over from brewery process, condensed. Can become toxic to the liver.

natural and artificial chicken flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial flavors can cause severe illness, become carcinogenic.

manganous oxide calcium iodate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Often used in bleaching tallow.

maple syrup (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar, causes weight gain, hyperactivity, feeds cancer and arthritis, should not be used in food or supplements, only treats.

meat and bone meal (natural source of calcium) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive indicates 4-D meat, cheapest source, can include diseased tissues plus bone meal can not be digested and assimilated as calcium!

dried grape pomace (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Grapes can be deadly to dogs.

meat and liver meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include tumors and diseased tissues, rancid trim pieces and liver of various animals, concentrated.

meat by-products (1 stars) found in 18% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive indicates 4-D meat, cheapest source, can include diseased tissues (tumors) and organs.

menadione dimethylpyrimidinol bisulfite (source of vitamin K activity) (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Least beneficial source of Vitamin K activity needed for proper blood clotting.

modified food starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source can be from any grain, causes allergies, weight gain and poor digestion, filler.

modified starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of carbohydrates, filler, causes digestive upset.

peanut hulls 10.8% (source of fiber) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can harm the digestive tract, cheap fiber.

monosodium phosphate (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used as emulsifying agent.

lysine (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates heavy soy-based food which dogs can die from unless they have lysine to help digest it, best to avoid this diet unless soy is missing.

natural and artificial flavors (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Poor quality of flavor additive, artificial flavors can be carcinogenic.

onion extract (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Onions can be deadly to dogs.

onion powder (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can be deadly to dogs, non-nutritive.

dried cellulose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Very harsh on digestive tract, suspected to include cardboard or peanut hulls.

partially hydrogenated soybean oil (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cases digestive upset, premature aging.

dried capsicum (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cayenne powder, can burn stomach.

dried brewers yeast (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can become toxic to liver, waste product of beer and ale industry.

dried beet pulp (sugar removed) (1 stars) found in 25% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product. Cheapest, most common filler used, still contains enough sugar residue to cause problems such as hyperactivity and blood sugar imbalances.

dried beet pulp (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product. Cheap filler/fiber-causes sugar rush/addiction to food, hyperactivity and allergies.

rice hulls (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can be harsh on intestines.

molasses (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Added to foods or high on the list of supplements creates blood sugar imbalance, causes diabetes, hyperactivity, best used in treats, not foods or supplements.

L-alanine (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-essential amino acid used as supplement in heavy grain-based foods but causes cancer in lab mice.

glycerine (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetens food, used as humectant (keeps food moist), interferes with nutrient assimilation.

glyceryl monostearate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
An emulsifier (breaks down fats), lethal to lab rats, still under investigation by FDA.

glycine (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-essential amino acid used as antacid, indicates very poor quality food.

ground corn (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Is not "whole ground," this is misleading, often indicates poor quality, can cause allergies.

fresh chicken by-products (organ meat only) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality hidden behind "organ meat only" and "fresh" still by-products which can include diseased organ tissue.

food starch (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source can be from any grain, causes allergies, weight gain and poor digestion, cheap filler.

ground rice (1 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Filler -- has been linked to diabetes, always indicates white rice, not whole grain but usually floor sweepings from rice industry.

hydrochloric acid (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Corrosive ingredient used as modifier for food starch, gelatin, as a pH adjuster and conversion of corn starch to syrup.

fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, cheap "fish" source, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky to cover poor quality oil).

fish oil (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive type of fish can include rancid source of "throw away" catches.

dried meat by-product (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include tumors and diseased tissues, rancid trim pieces and innards of various animals.

iron oxide (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Can be cultivated from rust!

magnesium oxide (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Has caused tumors in lab rats, antacid.

fish (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, probably rancid and of poor quality. Can have high levels of mercury.

lamb by-product (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains everything internal but the muscle meat including diseased tissue, tumors, etc.

eucalyptus oil (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Not an essential oil meant for ingesting!

ethoxyquin (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
The most carcinogenic preservative, most in industry have stopped using it except very cheap, poor quality foods.

egg product (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

dried whey (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can encourage allergies, cheap protein source from cow's milk.

liver (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source can include any mammal tissue, too much liver can become toxic to the body when used in dry foods, used as flavor, minimal source of iron.

L-lysine monohydrochloride (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), cheaper to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods.

dried plain beet pulp (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Pure sugar filler -- leads to weight gain, hyperactivity and feeds arthritis.

dried animal digest (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Flavor enhancer. Is non-descriptive, digest is rendered animal tissue, including rancid or diseased parts.

iodized salt (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover rancid meats and fats, get cats to drink more - causes kidney dysfunction, hypertension.

salmon (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
A source of protein and fatty acids which can add mercury to the diet.

propylene glycol (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Adds sweetness to food, used in antifreeze! Some preservative action, possible carcinogen.

corn (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Inexpensive feed-grade can include moldy grain or fungus which has cause death.

rabbit by products (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Includes tumors, ears, carcass, etc.

red 3 (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic color.

red 40 (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, carcinogenic.

red 40 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Is a carcinogen.

rice (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can cause diabetes in dogs, often indicates poorest quality possible.

rice bran (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can lead to digestive upset.

rice flour (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, causes bowel distress and can lead to diabetes in dogs.

pasta (wheat flour) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, gimmicky filler that can cause allergies, feeds arthritis.

rice gluten (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can encourage diabetes, a poor protein source/filler.

corn gluten (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Highly allergenic, adds sugar, is a poor protein source, interferes with digestion.

salmon meal (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated source of protein and a few fatty acids (oil has been pressed out) but can add mercury to the diet.

salt (1 stars) found in 69% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride.

sea salt (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride.

smoke flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates flavor which can potentially become carcinogenic, retards bacteria on rancid meat.

sodium bisulfate (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Used as disinfectant!

sodium carbonate (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Neutralizer for rancid fats, similar to lye.

sodium chloride (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Table salt -- used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink.

sodium hexametaphosphate (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of phosphorus can become deadly to dogs -- emulsifier, texturizer.

sodium nitrite (for color retention) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially highly carcinogenic.

sodium nitrite (for color retention). (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially highly carcinogenic.

glycerin (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetens food, used as humectant (keeps food moist), interferes with nutrient assimilation.

poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, can be any foul, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky, to cover poor quality fat used).

DL-alpha tocopherol acetate [source of vitamin E] (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Synthetic source, non-nutritive. Used generally as a "natural" preservative.

DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Synthetic source, non-nutritive.

petrolatum (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Vaseline! Mild laxative effect when ingested. Petroleum is a carcinogen.

dicalcium phosphate (1 stars) found in 26% of pet food products analyzed
Can become toxic to body -- texturizer in can food.

dextrose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar, feeds cancer, causes hyperactivity, weight gain.

phosphoric acid (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
A sequestering agent for rendered animal fats -- implies poor quality fats are used, source of phosphorous.

pork by-products (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Can contain non-human-edible parts, diseased organs and tissues, pork's not the best meat for pets.

pork liver (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest source of flavoring, some iron, hard to digest. Liver can become toxic to the body.

poultry (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Can include any foul, non-descriptive, often includes diseased meat, non-human grade.

poultry by-product meal (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, can include dead, diseased foul, all internal parts void of healthy meat, includes feet and beaks, concentrated.

propyl gallate and citric acid (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical preservative, can cause digestive upset, stomach irritation, deceptive adding with natural Vitamin C.

poultry fat (preserved with BHA) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript fat, possible carcinogenic preservative.

propionic acid (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially harmful mold inhibitor.

poultry liver (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of liver flavoring, non-descriptive, often includes diseased tissues. Can become toxic to body.

corn syrup (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
A "sugar" that causes diabetes, weight gain, hyperactivity, fearful behavior, ill health.

corn starch-modified (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of nutrients, protein, filler, binder.

corn starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Terrible filler, causes several health issues including allergies.

corn oil (preserved with TBHQ) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
TBHQ contains petroleum-derived butane, can be carcinogenic.

powdered cellulose (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler/source of fiber, suspected to include cardboard, causes irritable bowel problems.

powdered cellulose (11.1% source of fiber) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Suspected to include recycled cardboard.

corn grits (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of protein and carbohydrates, filler.

corn gluten meal (1 stars) found in 31% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product, cheap, non-nutritive filler but used as protein source -- can cause allergies and sugar imbalance.

chicken flavors (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates artificial flavor which can be a carcinogen.

poultry by-products (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, can include dead, diseased foul, all internal parts void of healthy meat, includes feet and beaks.

Note: "Gimmick" or "Gimmicky" means this ingredient is listed on the label in order to hype the product to human buyers, but is usually not present in large enough quantities to be effective in any meaningful way.

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Part 4 - Pet food ingredients listed by frequency of use in products (part 1 of 2)

biotin (3 stars) found in 96% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat.

vitamin E (3 stars) found in 95% of pet food products analyzed
Antioxidant used as food preservative.

thiamine mononitrate (3 stars) found in 93% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude.

riboflavin (source of vitamin B2) (3 stars) found in 92% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.

choline chloride (3 stars) found in 88% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats.

vitamin B12 supplement (3 stars) found in 86% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, involved in immune response.

potassium chloride (3 stars) found in 86% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels.

vitamin D-3 (3 stars) found in 84% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth.

pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6) (3 stars) found in 80% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production.

folic acid (3 stars) found in 80% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis.

copper sulfate (3 stars) found in 76% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism.

ferrous sulfate (3 stars) found in 74% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support.

niacin (3 stars) found in 69% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves.

salt (1 stars) found in 69% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride.

sodium selenite (3 stars) found in 67% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response.

calcium pantothenate (3 stars) found in 60% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity.

chicken (2 stars) found in 57% of pet food products analyzed
Contains 84% water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

zinc oxide (3 stars) found in 54% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

potassium iodide (3 stars) found in 54% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels.

vitamin A supplement (3 stars) found in 54% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer.

calcium iodate (3 stars) found in 41% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iodine, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength.

calcium carbonate (3 stars) found in 40% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of calcium, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength, used as a buffer to acidic foods.

manganous oxide (3 stars) found in 40% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

taurine (3 stars) found in 39% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, necessary for cats who do not manufacture taurine on their own, helps regulate nervous system, promotes thyroid and cardiovascular health. Some benefit to dogs.

dried egg product (2 stars) found in 38% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

manganese sulfate (4 stars) found in 37% of pet food products analyzed
Better source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

menadione sodium bisulfite complex (3 stars) found in 35% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of Vitamin K activity, necessary for blood clotting, aids as anti-parasitic for intestinal worms.

brewers dried yeast (1 stars) found in 34% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis.

DL-methionine (3 stars) found in 34% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of methionine, supports healthy skin and nails, liver activity and immune health.

ascorbic acid (2 stars) found in 34% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin C -- this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative.

natural flavor (3 stars) found in 32% of pet food products analyzed
Standard flavor ingredient. Ask the manufacturer.

zinc sulfate (3 stars) found in 32% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

brewer’s rice (1 stars) found in 31% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes.

corn gluten meal (1 stars) found in 31% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product, cheap, non-nutritive filler but used as protein source -- can cause allergies and sugar imbalance.

guar gum (2 stars) found in 31% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, non-nutritive filler in can foods.

wheat gluten (1 stars) found in 28% of pet food products analyzed
Poor protein source, used as a cheap, non-nutritive filler -- causes allergies.

vitamin A acetate (3 stars) found in 27% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, needed for immune function.

dicalcium phosphate (1 stars) found in 26% of pet food products analyzed
Can become toxic to body -- texturizer in can food.

inositol (3 stars) found in 26% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, non-vitamin B-Complex metabolizes blood fats.

dried beet pulp (sugar removed) (1 stars) found in 25% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product. Cheapest, most common filler used, still contains enough sugar residue to cause problems such as hyperactivity and blood sugar imbalances.

beta carotene (4 stars) found in 23% of pet food products analyzed
Source of Vitamin A precursor, aids immune response, allergy control, slows aging.

copper proteinate (5 stars) found in 23% of pet food products analyzed
Best source of copper used, aids in bone formation, iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation

chicken by-product meal (1 stars) found in 23% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, internal organs, beaks, feet. Concentrated.

rosemary extract (5 stars) found in 22% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservative, concentrated.

cobalt carbonate (3 stars) found in 21% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis.

chicken fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols) (4 stars) found in 19% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of energy and flavor, preserved with Vitamin E, but dogs do better with vegetable and fish oils.

meat by-products (1 stars) found in 18% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive indicates 4-D meat, cheapest source, can include diseased tissues (tumors) and organs.

citric acid (3 stars) found in 18% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin C, immune stimulant, antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic.

wheat flour (1 stars) found in 18% of pet food products analyzed
Poorly digested filler, can cause allergies and bowel problems.

ground rice (1 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Filler -- has been linked to diabetes, always indicates white rice, not whole grain but usually floor sweepings from rice industry.

chicken meal (5 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated chicken meat, more protein since water weight has been removed. Excellent source of protein for cats, good source for dogs.

beef (2 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Contains water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

chicken broth (5 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Source of flavor, excellent if used instead of plain water for processing can food.

L-carnitine (2 stars) found in 16% of pet food products analyzed
Supplements poor meat source diets, a B-vitamin factor naturally found in meat, important in regulating fat metabolism.

fish meal (source of fish oil) (2 stars) found in 16% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of fatty acids (the oil has been pressed out), non-descriptive source indicates poor quality used.

chicken liver (3 stars) found in 15% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iron, necessary for red blood cell production, and flavor. Too much liver can be toxic.

natural chicken flavor (3 stars) found in 14% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky. Designated as natural, seems better than plain chicken flavor but it's the same. Unless noted as artificial it's all "natural" regardless of quality.

animal digest (1 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Rendered, by chemical and/or enzymatic process, non-descriptive animal tissues used for flavor.

tricalcium phosphate (3 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Anti-caking agent, emulsifier and dietary supplement of Phosphorous needed for body's alkaline/acid balance.

beef liver (3 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iron and flavor, too much beef liver can become toxic to the body -- avoid it in dry foods, safe in can foods as secondary, flavor ingredient.

manganese proteinate (5 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Best source of manganese, necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

soybean meal (3 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Dogs can not digest soybeans, can bloat/die. Good source of protein and fiber for cats.

zinc proteinate (5 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Best source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

turkey (2 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Contains water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

carrots (5 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber.

sodium ascorbate (source of vitamin C) (2 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Buffered with salt, Vitamin C is vital to immune function.

rice bran (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can lead to digestive upset.

niacin supplement (3 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, promotes proper digestion, energy production and healthy skin and nerves.

iron oxide (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Can be cultivated from rust!

phosphoric acid (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
A sequestering agent for rendered animal fats -- implies poor quality fats are used, source of phosphorous.

carrageenan (2 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap binder/filler in can foods.

caramel color (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-based or can be prepared by ammonia process associated with blood toxicity in lab rats.

corn meal (2 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, used as protein source.

sodium carbonate (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Neutralizer for rancid fats, similar to lye.

lamb (2 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Contains 70% water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

rice flour (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, causes bowel distress and can lead to diabetes in dogs.

chondroitin sulfate (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, too expensive to use enough in food for therapeutic response.

dried beet pulp (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product. Cheap filler/fiber-causes sugar rush/addiction to food, hyperactivity and allergies.

glucosamine hydrochloride (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough can be available to be effective, often listed low on the label as token ingredient. Cooking may effect it's potency.

oat meal (5 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Crushed oat groats, nutritive fiber, good for colon health, balances body's pH, aids colon health.

fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, cheap "fish" source, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky to cover poor quality oil).

manganese amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of manganese necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

manganous sulfate (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of manganese necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

animal fat (preserved with vitamin E mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, cheap animal source, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky to cover poor quality fat).

lamb meal (5 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent protein source, concentrated-more protein for the money. Less likely to cause allergies, easy to digest.

water sufficient for processing (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Robs protein from can food since it is used as non-nutritive filler instead.

sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, cheap source of fat for energy, healthy coat, naturally preserved.

caramel (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-based adds to hyperactivity, or can be prepared by ammonia process associated with blood toxicity in lab rats.

poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, can be any foul, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky, to cover poor quality fat used).

sodium phosphate (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Non-digestible source of phosphorous (vital to maintaining acid/alkalinity pH).

sodium tripolyphosphate (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Used as rancid meat preservative.

poultry by-product meal (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, can include dead, diseased foul, all internal parts void of healthy meat, includes feet and beaks, concentrated.

ground whole grain sorghum (5 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Cousin to millet, very nutritive grain, alkalizing to the body, easy to digest.

flax meal (2 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of fatty acids, oil has be pressed out.

ground yellow corn (2 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates feed-grade source of protein/filler, not "whole" ground.

dried kelp (source of iodine) (3 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Industry standard source of iodine.

fructooligosaccharides (3 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, prebiotic to aid digestion.

flax seed (5 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber.

L-lysine monohydrochloride (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), cheaper to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods.

soy flour (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of grain protein, filler, can cause bloat/death in dogs.

liver (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source can include any mammal tissue, too much liver can become toxic to the body when used in dry foods, used as flavor, minimal source of iron.

L-lysine (2 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), needed to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods.

fish meal (2 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source of protein, low in fatty acids (the oil is pressed out), indicates poor quality, rancid fish are often used.

peas (5 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber.

sunflower oil (2 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, source of fat for energy, healthy coat, not preserved.

yellow 5 (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, a salicylate which can be become deadly to cats with extended use.

titanium dioxide (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially carcinogenic artificial color used as white pigment.

tetra sodium pyrophosphate (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Is a rust stain remover used in cleaning products (TSP)!!!! Why is it in food? Emulsification of rendered animal fats! Very toxic, causes nausea and diarrhea.

lecithin (5 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
A natural antioxidant, very beneficial.

parsley (3 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, a natural deodorizer.

rice (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can cause diabetes in dogs, often indicates poorest quality possible.

brown rice (2 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, does not have to be whole ground when used in dry foods! Usually found whole in cans.

iodized salt (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover rancid meats and fats, get cats to drink more - causes kidney dysfunction, hypertension.

iron proteinate (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent, most expensive source of iron needed for red blood cell reproduction.

beef broth (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Used instead of plain water in can foods or as flavoring in dry foods.

B-12 (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, involved in immune response.

red 40 (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, carcinogenic.

L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C) (2 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, feed-grade source of Vitamin C, used as supplement, non-assimilated.

D3 (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth.

water (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Used as non-nutritive filler in food. UGH!

potassium sorbate (a preservative) (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
A mold and yeast inhibitor. Mineral-based mold prohibitor.

chicken liver flavor (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Common food enhancer used, especially in cans.

ground whole grain corn (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all nutrients/protein of corn.

garlic oil (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent antioxidant, antibiotic.

egg product (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

sorbic acid (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
A mold and yeast inhibitor.

salmon (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
A source of protein and fatty acids which can add mercury to the diet.

vegetable oil (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source of fat, contains saturated fat which is hard on the body, causes premature aging.

monocalcium phosphate (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Buffer, neutralizing agent in flours, poor source of phosphorous.

menadione dimethylpyrimidinol bisulfite (source of vitamin K activity) (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Least beneficial source of Vitamin K activity needed for proper blood clotting.

canola oil (5 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food.

potato (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
A carbohydrate source, can use as cheap filler, can cause weight gain and digestive upset.

xanthan gum (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap binder, filler in can foods.

whole grain corn (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all nutrients of corn but indicates the use of feed-grade (old, moldy), not human-grade (healthier, fresher), can cause allergies, weight gain, blood sugar imbalances.

iron amino acid complex (source of chelated iron) (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of iron needed for red blood cell production.

copper amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of copper, improves use, needed for iron absorption, bone formation, protein metabolism and blood clotting.

copper amino acid complex (source of chelated copper) (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of copper, improves use, needed for iron absorption, bone formation, protein metabolism, blood clotting.

cobalt amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis.

iron amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of iron, improves use, needed for red blood cell production.

zinc amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of zinc, improves use, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

soybean oil (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Source of fat for energy, healthy coat. Dogs do fine.

sea salt (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride.

zinc amino acid complex (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

corn grits (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of protein and carbohydrates, filler.

Chicken by-product (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, diseased internal organs, beaks and feet.

blue 2 (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic, artificial color.

natural and artificial flavors (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Poor quality of flavor additive, artificial flavors can be carcinogenic.

garlic (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Good antioxidant, antibiotic. IS SAFE TO USE!

preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Natural Vitamin E and Vitamin C preservatives.

sage (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservative.

sodium hexametaphosphate (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of phosphorus can become deadly to dogs -- emulsifier, texturizer.

tomato pomace (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, not enough nutrition is available to make a difference, can be too acidic on digestive tract causing upset.

salmon meal (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated source of protein and a few fatty acids (oil has been pressed out) but can add mercury to the diet.

animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid) (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive fat! Can be anything rancid or 4-D (dead, dying, disabled, diseased) regardless of natural Vitamin E and C preservatives. Misleading.

cod (4 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good protein alternative.

poultry liver (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of liver flavoring, non-descriptive, often includes diseased tissues. Can become toxic to body.

beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (source of vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Beef tallow can be used restaurant fat! Misleading with "natural" Vitamin E preservative added. Indicates very poor quality product.

poultry (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Can include any foul, non-descriptive, often includes diseased meat, non-human grade.

yellow 6 (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, potentially carcinogenic food colorant.

L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, feed-grade source of Vitamin C, used as supplement, non-assimilated.

sufficient water for processing (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest, non-nutritive filler in can food, should use a meat broth instead.

lamb liver (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Used as flavor, source of iron, but too much liver in dry foods can become toxic to the body, fine in can food when it's not a primary ingredient.

dried carrots (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutrients and fiber.

animal fat (preserved with BHA/BHT) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive fat source, indicates 4-D source chemically preserved with carcinogens.

meat and bone meal (natural source of calcium) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive indicates 4-D meat, cheapest source, can include diseased tissues plus bone meal can not be digested and assimilated as calcium!

eggs (4 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, free of shell.

garlic powder (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent antioxidant and antibiotic, more concentrated than plain garlic.

A & D3 supplements (3 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Standard Vitamin A and D3 supplements, needed for immune function, eye sight and calcium absorption.

beet pulp (sugar removed) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Fiber/filler, stills contains enough sugar for rush/addiction to food and hyperactivity.

tuna (4 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein and fatty acids.

whole ground barley (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of nutrients and dietary fiber, is low gluten grain, non-allergenic source of protein.

sodium alginate (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Thickener, stabilizer in can foods.

ground whole grain barley (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of nutrients and dietary fiber is low gluten grain, non-allergenic.

fish (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, probably rancid and of poor quality. Can have high levels of mercury.

thiamine hydrochloride (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest, poorly assimilated source of Thiamine, Vitamin B-1, needed for nervous system and mental attitude.

propylene glycol (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Adds sweetness to food, used in antifreeze! Some preservative action, possible carcinogen.

sodium bisulfate (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Used as disinfectant!

trace minerals (potassium chloride) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Source of potassium to balance pH, small intestinal ulcers may occur, indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

lamb broth (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Used instead of plain water in can foods, as flavoring in dry foods.

dried chickory root (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Source of inulin, a prebiotic, gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic benefit.

BHA (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical. Highly carcinogenic preservative.

onion powder (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can be deadly to dogs, non-nutritive.

yeast culture (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Flavoring, source of protein, potentially toxic to the liver.

titanium dioxide color (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially carcinogenic artificial color used as white pigment.

iron sulfate (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of iron.

powdered cellulose (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler/source of fiber, suspected to include cardboard, causes irritable bowel problems.

natural poultry flavor (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source, usually cheaper to use but still "natural".

DL-alpha tocopherol acetate [source of vitamin E] (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Synthetic source, non-nutritive. Used generally as a "natural" preservative.

corn oil (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Source of vegetable fat.

yucca schidigera extract (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used to reduce stool odor, concentrated.

calcium phosphate (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used to improve/stabilize dry foods, inexpensive mineral supplement.

sodium nitrite (for color retention) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially highly carcinogenic.

calcium propionate (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical. Potentially carcinogenic, antifungal.

ground whole wheat (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Whole ground is excellent, but not considered the best grain choice for dogs.

turmeric (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky spice to aid digestion.

corn starch-modified (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of nutrients, protein, filler, binder.

poultry by-products (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, can include dead, diseased foul, all internal parts void of healthy meat, includes feet and beaks.

magnesium oxide (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Has caused tumors in lab rats, antacid.

white fish (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Alternative source of protein.

barley grass (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky additive for dietary "greens," not enough used for nutritional benefits unless listed high on the label.

cobalt proteinate (source of chelated cobalt) (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis.

fish oil (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive type of fish can include rancid source of "throw away" catches.

whole carrots (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of beta carotene, nutrients and fiber.

bacillus subtilis (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

enterococcus faecium (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

menhaden fish oil (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fatty acids.

L-tryptophan (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky amino acid, not enough to help and can not stand up well to heat processing.

bifidobacterium thermophilum (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

whole ground brown rice (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Is whole ground, very nutritive grain, source of protein, dietary fiber.

ground wheat (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Not "whole" ground, misleading indicates poor quality - causes digestive upset, allergies and feeds arthritis.

sugar (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar?!! Leads to diabetes, hyperactivity and obesity. Can feed arthritis. BAD.

rice gluten (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can encourage diabetes, a poor protein source/filler.

lactobacillus acidophilus (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

alfalfa (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber.

potassium amino acid complex (source of chelated potassium) (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline balance.

cranberry powder (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky ingredient can not contain enough in food to be therapeutically beneficial.

soy protein concentrate (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Protein extracted form soy seed, dogs can not convert soy to protein. Meat is best protein for dogs and cats.

beet pulp (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-filled fiber/filler, can lead to hyperactivity and diabetes. Can be addicting to some pets.

pearled barley (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Not whole ground, less nutritive but a wonderful grain, low gluten and flavorful.

corn (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Inexpensive feed-grade can include moldy grain or fungus which has cause death.

whole sweet potatoes (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritive carbohydrates, natural sugars promote energy not hyperactivity.

spirulina (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky ingredient, not enough to help unless listed high up on label.

calcium ascorbate (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Buffered source of Vitamin C.

marigold extract (source of lutein) (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky supplement, not enough to help, often listed near end of label.

ground corn (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Is not "whole ground," this is misleading, often indicates poor quality, can cause allergies.

turkey broth (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used instead of plain water for processing, more nutritional, flavor enhancing in dry foods.

brewers yeast (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis.

whole grain wheat (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all nutrients of wheat but indicates the use of feed-grade (old, moldy), not human-grade (healthier, fresher), can cause allergies.

beef by-products (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can include any internal part of the cow other than the meat, often from 4-D, rancid sources.

dried tomato pomace (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky filler ingredient, not enough nutrients to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

fish broth (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, but better that plain water for processing in can foods.

sweet potatoes (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to regular potatoes provides carbohydrates for energy, nutrients, less sugar than beets.

rye (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Very harsh grain to digest. Pets usually don't like it.

ground flax seed (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Is not "whole" ground, just flour that might be lacking in fatty acids.

dried bacillus licheniformis fermentation extract (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

yucca schidigera (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used for stool odor control.

dried whey (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can encourage allergies, cheap protein source from cow's milk.

bifidobacterium longum (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

chicory extract (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated source of innulin, a prebiotic, gimmicky but more effective than plain root or powders.

corn bran (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly a filler.

broccoli (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritious but can lead to gas. Very gimmicky.

glucosamine (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough can be available to be effective, often listed low on the label as token ingredient. Cooking may effect it's potency.

glycine (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-essential amino acid used as antacid, indicates very poor quality food.

non-fat yogurt (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, indicates source of probiotics but not enough is used to be effective and can not stand up to heat processing.

cracked pearled barley (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
A nutritive, wonderful grain.

oat fiber (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-nutritive filler.

barley (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of nutrients, great grain for pets, but not "whole ground." Can be of any quality.

blueberries (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes.

Note: "Gimmick" or "Gimmicky" means this ingredient is listed on the label in order to hype the product to human buyers, but is usually not present in large enough quantities to be effective in any meaningful way.

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Part 5 - Pet food ingredients listed by frequency of use in products (part 2 of 2)

rice hulls (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can be harsh on intestines.

brewers yeast extract (saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Liquid left over from brewery process, condensed. Can become toxic to the liver.

chicken liver digest (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Poor quality flavoring, can be rendered by chemical process.

garlic flavor (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, non-nutritive feature.

soybean hulls (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, harsh on intestines.

ethoxyquin (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
The most carcinogenic preservative, most in industry have stopped using it except very cheap, poor quality foods.

menhaden fish meal (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fish, highly concentrated source of protein and good source of fatty acids..

calcium sulfate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Plaster of Paris! Firming agent.

starch (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest form of carbohydrates causes weight gain and poor digestion, filler.

herring oil (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fatty acids.

food starch (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source can be from any grain, causes allergies, weight gain and poor digestion, cheap filler.

herring meal (4 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein, poor source of fatty acids as oil is pressed out of fish to make meal.

managanous sulfate (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of manganese.

glyceryl monostearate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
An emulsifier (breaks down fats), lethal to lab rats, still under investigation by FDA.

L-alanine (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-essential amino acid used as supplement in heavy grain-based foods but causes cancer in lab mice.

brown rice flour (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Not "whole" ground, cheap filler.

pork by-products (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Can contain non-human-edible parts, diseased organs and tissues, pork's not the best meat for pets.

trace minerals (zinc sulfate) (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Standard zinc source, protects against cell damage and stimulates immune system, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

pork liver (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest source of flavoring, some iron, hard to digest. Liver can become toxic to the body.

sorbitol (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetener and binder.

whole garlic cloves (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Has anti-carcinogenic and antibiotic action, but not concentrated.

vitamin B12 and D3 supplements (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates lack of well rounded supplements aids immune function and encourages calcium and phosphorous to build bone and teeth.

cracked barley (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
A nutritive, wonderful grain.

sodium propionate (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical used to prevent mold and fungus, indicates poor quality food.

manganous oxide calcium iodate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Often used in bleaching tallow.

yellow squash (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, unless listed high up on the label.

lamb stock (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
More nutritious than simple water used for processing can foods, flavoring in dry food.

vitamin B-12 (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, involved in immune function.

salmon oil (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
May contain higher levels of mercury than other fish oils.

potato starch (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can cause digestive upset and weight gain.

sodium silico aluminate (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical used as anti-caking product.

soybean mill run (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
This is the sweepings off the floor-cheap filler, poor source of protein.

carrageenan gum (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler/binder in can foods.

spinach (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, unless listed high up on the label.

cane molasses (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
SUGAR!!! Leads to weight gain, hyperactivity and feeds arthritis, best used in treats, not supplements or foods.

rice protein concentrate (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, probably white rice, dietary protein is best derived from meat source.

cranberries (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract.

dried spinach (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Most nutrition lost in drying / gimmicky.

dried plain beet pulp (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Pure sugar filler -- leads to weight gain, hyperactivity and feeds arthritis.

dried peas (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber.

oat bran (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Aids stool regulation, nutritive fiber.

natural color (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Harmless additive, non-nutritive.

DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Synthetic source, non-nutritive.

dried parsley flakes (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, used as deodorant.

dried buttermilk (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick.

chicken giblets (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
By-product, source of protein, flavor.

minerals (calcium chloride) (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Is often used to melt ice but effective as diuretic and urine acidifier, shows a very narrow mineral profile.

shrimp (4 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein.

sodium chloride (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Table salt -- used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink.

animal fat (preserved with vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat, regardless of "natural" preservative it is rancid, often from diseased tissue. Misleading to be preserved with vitamin E.

salmon broth (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water for processing can food but can contain mercury.

sucrose (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar --leads to hyperactivity, addiction to food (sugar rush), weight gain.

sweet potato powder (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates waste product, filler.

thiamine (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Standard vitamin B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude.

malted barley flour (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetened for flavor, can be used as filler, stripped of nutrients.

dried eggs (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

corn syrup (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
A "sugar" that causes diabetes, weight gain, hyperactivity, fearful behavior, ill health.

paprika oleoresin (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Natural red colorant.

wheat mill run (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sweepings off the floor, causes allergies, digestive upset and feeds arthritis, leads to premature aging.

beef & bone meal (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Bone meal is difficult to digest (the body does not assimilate it as calcium), cheap source of protein in poor quality product. Can be 4-D source.

potassium citrate (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Source of Potassium.

deboned chicken (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chicken meat is filled with water, less protein, deboned can be misleading as to higher quality.

corn flour (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Can create bowel distress, weight gain, source of protein, filler.

lamb digest (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Used as flavoring in poor quality foods, rendered lamb parts.

lamb fat (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Source of energy.

propyl gallate and citric acid (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical preservative, can cause digestive upset, stomach irritation, deceptive adding with natural Vitamin C.

basil (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

natural smoke flavor (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick.

cellulose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Harsh on bowels, suspected to include recycled cardboard. Can also be crushed peanut hulls.

corn starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Terrible filler, causes several health issues including allergies.

fumaric acid (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used in dry food as cheap preservative.

garlic extract (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated form has more health benefits unless listed at bottom of label which indicates a token use.

dried kelp meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of iodine for thyroid function and chlorophyll.

chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of energy and flavor, preserved with Vitamin E and C, but dogs do better with vegetable and fish oils.

celery (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick.

chicken liver, fresh (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates better quality, but can be misleading.

folic acid supplement (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis.

animal fat (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat chemically preserved, difficult to digest, potentially carcinogenic.

cellulose powder (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Harsh on bowels, suspected to include recycled cardboard.

beef tallow (preserved with BHA) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
One of the worse kinds of fat, chemically preserved with potential carcinogen. Often produces allergies.

beef flavor (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a broth to improve palatability.

fish meal (natural source of glucosamine) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough glucosamine provided to have therapeutic benefits, fish meal indicates cheap, rancid "fish".

dried egg powder (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

catfish meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, fatty acids but some of the natural oils are lost.

turkey by-product meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include carcass, feet, beaks and diseased turkey organs, tumors.

L-arginine (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Alkaline amino acid added to poor quality foods to excrete urea.

locust bean gum (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-nutritive binder / filler in can foods.

whole wheat flour (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Whole ground wheat grain, more nutritious but flour is too processed.

whole ground wheat (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Is whole ground, very nutritive grain, source of protein, dietary fiber.

whole eggs (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, but includes shell which is not well digested.

whole cranberries (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough can be used for therapeutic benefit.

whole brown rice (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Whole grain, nutritive.

lamb by-product (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains everything internal but the muscle meat including diseased tissue, tumors, etc.

ocean fish meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated cold water fish, highly nutritious, may have oils expressed leaving it lower in fatty acids.

ocean fish (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids.

gelatin (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Filler / binder in can food.

trace minerals (zinc proteinate) (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Best form of zinc, protects against cell damage and stimulates immune system, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

tomatos (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, not enough nutrition is available to make a difference, can be too acidic on digestive tract causing upset.

rosemary (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservative.

rosemary extract and citric acid (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservatives - citric acid is Vitamin C.

sodium caseinate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used as a texturizer in cheap can food.

soy lecithin (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural antioxidant, often used with rendered animal fat as emulsifier.

modified food starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source can be from any grain, causes allergies, weight gain and poor digestion, filler.

yellow zucchini (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, unless listed high up on the label.

ground wheat flour (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Not "whole" ground, misleading indicates poor quality - causes digestive upset, allergies and feeds arthritis.

modified starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of carbohydrates, filler, causes digestive upset.

ground whole grain wheat (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Whole ground is more nutritious, good source of protein, fiber but "grain" indicates feed-grade.

dried animal digest (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Flavor enhancer. Is non-descriptive, digest is rendered animal tissue, including rancid or diseased parts.

beef meal (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Dehydrated whole muscle meat, packs more protein pound for pound.

tomato paste (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky can be too acidic for some pets, especially dogs, not enough used for good nutrient content.

calcium chloride (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used as a source of calcium but can cause digestive upset, heart issues.

wheat (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor feed-grade quality, causes allergies and digestive upset. Not whole ground.

deboned lamb (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Lamb meat is filled with water, less protein, deboned misleads as to higher quality.

natural and artificial chicken flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial flavors can cause severe illness, become carcinogenic.

red 3 (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic color.

barley malt flour (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product of brewing industry, sweetened for flavor, can be used as filler, stripped of nutrients.

corn germ meal (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Protein filler, whole corn is best.

citric acid and rosemary extract (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Common natural preservatives.

dried blueberries (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough is used for therapeutic response.

lamb tripe (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Intestines, not best source of protein.

borage oil (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

potassium iodine (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iodine, may cause allergies.

tuna meal (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
A source of protein but lower in fatty acids.

wheat germ meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Often added in cheap foods to wheat to balance grain and add protein, cheaper that using whole grain.

wheat middlings (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweepings off the floor causes allergies and digestive upset.

dried cellulose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Very harsh on digestive tract, suspected to include cardboard or peanut hulls.

vitamin A (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard supplement needed for a strong immune system.

pasta (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Pure starch can cause digestive upset and weight gain -- gimmicky filler.

carrot powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of carrot fiber.

soya oil (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Soya is "Soybean," why hide the fact? It is not the best oil for fatty acids and a cheaper one to use than other vegetable oils like canola.

hydrochloric acid (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Corrosive ingredient used as modifier for food starch, gelatin, as a pH adjuster and conversion of corn starch to syrup.

wild rice (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, but more nutritious than white.

lettuce (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

catfish (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, fatty acids.

parsley flakes (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough used for therapeutic response.

ginger (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Aids digestion if listed high on label, if not, it's a gimmick.

sun-cured alfafa meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Alfalfa meal provides chlorophyll but "sun-cured" a bit gimmicky.

beets (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Implies whole beet is more nutritious than beet pulp alone but still contains sugar which can lead to weight gain, diabetes, hyperactivity.

mackerel (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of cold water fish, high in fatty acids.

mixed tocopherols (a source of natural vitamin E) (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Superior source of natural Vitamin E oils.

dried yam (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritive fiber, less sugar than beets. Can indicate poor animal feed quality.

dextrose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar, feeds cancer, causes hyperactivity, weight gain.

pea fiber (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutritious fiber.

glycerin (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetens food, used as humectant (keeps food moist), interferes with nutrient assimilation.

glycerine (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetens food, used as humectant (keeps food moist), interferes with nutrient assimilation.

whole ground oats (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent grain source, easy on the digestive tract.

maple syrup (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar, causes weight gain, hyperactivity, feeds cancer and arthritis, should not be used in food or supplements, only treats.

marigold meal (source of lutein*) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough can be used in a food (too costly) for therapeutic benefits.

venison liver (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iron, flavor but too much liver in dry food can become toxic to the body, fine in can as flavoring.

bone meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-digestible source of calcium can lead to digestive upset. Can be from 4-D sources.

corn gluten (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Highly allergenic, adds sugar, is a poor protein source, interferes with digestion.

pork broth (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Generally indicates poor quality food.

postassium sorbate (a preservative) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Mineral-based mold inhibitor.

tomato flakes (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

carmine (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
A crimson pigment made from insects.

soy protein isolate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Dogs can not convert soy protein to useable fuel, fine in diet for cats. Meat protein is best.

canthaxanthin (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
A pink colorant from mushrooms, crustaceans, fish.

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fat for energy, high in omega-3 fatty acids, natural Vitamin E preservative.

chicken by-products (organ meat only), fresh (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can be poor quality hidden behind "organ meat only" and "fresh" still by-products which can include diseased organ tissue, tumors.

chicken cartilage (natural source of glucosamine) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough is present for therapeutic response.

selenium (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript, can indicate poor quality.

chicken flavors (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates artificial flavor which can be a carcinogen.

propionic acid (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially harmful mold inhibitor.

red 40 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Is a carcinogen.

fresh chicken (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains 84% water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

chicken stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water used for processing canned foods or flavoring dry foods.

chicken, fresh (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Chicken contains 84% water weight which robs the protein value from food but gets chicken listed high on label.

pysllium (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can be too harsh on digestive system, usually gimmicky.

green beans (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutrients and fiber.

citric acid and rosemary (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservatives although citric acid (Vitamin C) can be harsh on digestive tract.

trace minerals (sodium tripolyphoshate) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, potentially harmful source of phosphorous indicates lack of well-rounded supplements.

alfalfa concentrate powder (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of chlorophyll.

fresh chicken by-products (organ meat only) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality hidden behind "organ meat only" and "fresh" still by-products which can include diseased organ tissue.

thyme (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

dried sweet potato (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of carbohydrates and fiber, less sugar than beets. Can indicate poor feed quality.

molasses (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Added to foods or high on the list of supplements creates blood sugar imbalance, causes diabetes, hyperactivity, best used in treats, not foods or supplements.

flaxseed meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Flax oil has been pressed out of seed to make meal, poor source of fatty acids, cheap way to list flaxseed.

dried cheese powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky flavor.

whole rice (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality white rice which can cause diabetes in dogs.

ground whole peas (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutrients and fiber.

beans (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, added for cheap protein/fiber/ filler.

dried citrus pulp (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Citrus is too acidic for pets.

argenine (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Amino acid added to grain-based foods, instead of using more meat protein.

mixed vegetable fiber (carrots) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of fiber but indicates pet food quality not human quality.

oats (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value.

dried brewers yeast (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can become toxic to liver, waste product of beer and ale industry.

manganous proteinate (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of manganese, nourishes the nerves and brain. Supports immune and enzyme functions.

dried garlic (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent antioxidant, antibiotic, flea and tick repellent if listed high on the label.

dried ginger (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Promotes digestion if listed high enough on label, if not -- gimmicky.

dried grape pomace (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Grapes can be deadly to dogs.

bacon flavors (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Does not say "natural" so it's possibly artificial, can be a carcinogen.

milk (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

bacon (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, pork's not great for pets.

dried meat by-product (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include tumors and diseased tissues, rancid trim pieces and innards of various animals.

artificial flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can become carcinogenic. Produces allergies.

ocean whitefish (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein, fatty acids.

onion extract (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Onions can be deadly to dogs.

fish meal (source of dha) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source of fish, low in fatty acids as meal often has the oil removed from it.

beef tallow preserved with BHA and mixed-tocopherols (source of vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Terrible source of fat, chemically preserved with potential carcinogen but uses "Vitamin E" to mislead consumer. Indicates very poor quality product.

watercress and spinach (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky unless listed high on the label.

L-carnitine supplement (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
This amino acid (to build muscle) is not needed unless it's a poor quality of meat used or high grain content food.

dehydrated carrots (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Provides good source of nutritional fiber.

fish oil (source of omega fatty acids) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source of fish oil. Often of poor quality.

alpha-lipoic acid (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Added for healthy skin and coat.

lycopene (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response unless listed higher on the label.

wheat bran (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality food, can cause allergies, best to have whole wheat.

lysine (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates heavy soy-based food which dogs can die from unless they have lysine to help digest it, best to avoid this diet unless soy is missing.

steamed bone meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source, bone meal is a hard to digest and assimilate source of phosphorous and calcium, they also get protein from this source.

alfalfa dehydrated meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of chlorophyll.

dried apples (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Provides good source of nutritional fiber.

lutein (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response unless listed higher on the label.

sunflower meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, all the oil (fatty acids) has been pressed out of seed.

textured vegetable protein (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates food low in animal proteins, cheap additive/filler.

canola meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Oil (fatty acids) has been pressed out of seed. Cheap source of ‘canola.'

thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of B1, needed for healthy nervous system and mental attitude.

whole wheat (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritionally complete grain, good source of grain protein but often suspected to cause allergies.

yellow 5 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Possible carcinogens.

tapioca starch (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler and binder.

tallow (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Causes poor health, disrupts digestion, can include rancid restaurant grease. Very bad fat source!

animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source, often rancid to begin with, regardless of natural preservative use afterwards, misleading.

poultry giblets (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript waste.

venison stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water for processing in can foods, flavor additive in dry foods.

venison meat (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats.

venison meal (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent alternative to standard meats, in concentrated form for more protein pound for pound.

beef tallow (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Tallow, includes old restaurant grease, is very hard to digest, leads to diarrhea, premature aging.

venison by-products (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all meat not fit for human consumption, diseased organs, tumors, promotes premature aging.

bifidobacterium pseudolongum (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic.

venison (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats.

veal broth (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than simple water for processing in can, used as flavoring in dry foods.

veal (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Alternative to standard beef.

trace minerals (calcium sulfate (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

turkey stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than simple water for processing in can, used as flavoring in dry foods.

asparagus (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

beef (natural source of glucosamine) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough available to be therapeutically beneficial, plus it's full of water weight, gets it listed high on the label but robs dry food of meat protein, fine in can food.

turkey (natural source of glucosamine) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough is available for therapeutic response. Turkey meat is heavy in water - listed high up on label but does not provide enough protein, indicates food high in grain protein.

wheat starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Poor carbohydrate source causes allergies.

whey (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Milk protein, indicates a cheaper food low in meat protein.

trace minerals (zinc oxide) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

whitefish (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats.

whitefish meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats in concentrated form for more protein, can have oils expressed.

trace minerals (copper sulfate (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

water cress (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

alfalfa nutrient concentrate (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of chlorophyll, protein and nutrients.

blue 2 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic.

dried cheddar cheese (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, poor quality used.

preserved with mixed tocopherols (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural Vitamin E preservative.

mineral supplements (zinc sulfate) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of zinc, but indicates poorly represented profile.

dried egg (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried cranberries (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, too little is used for therapeutic response in urinary tract.

dried cooked turkey (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried chicken stock (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried chicken liver (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

menadione (vitamin K3) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Limited source of Vitamin K activity.

dried cheese (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, poor quality used.

dried liver digest (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried capsicum (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cayenne powder, can burn stomach.

monosodium phosphate (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used as emulsifying agent.

niacin & ferrous sulfate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard niacin and iron supplements.

oat groats (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Oats are very beneficial grains, groat simply has outer fibrous shell off.

dehydrated potatoes (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dehydrated alfalfa meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dehydrated alfalfa (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried chicken cartilage (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky source of glucosamine, not enough used for therapeutic benefits.

egg noodles (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky source of carbohydrates.

ginger extract (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good for digestion if listed high on label, if not, gimmicky.

green tea (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response unless listed higher on label.

ground psyllium seed (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Aids in stool formation but can be too harsh on digestive tract.

folic acid pyridoxine hydrochloride (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of folic acid.

gum arabic (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler/binder used in can foods.

halibut (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein, fatty acids.

lentils (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

dried green beans (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, poor animal feed quality.

egg pieces (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

pantothenate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin B-complex factor, aids nervous system and adrenal glands.

duck (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative protein source, less heavy in water weight than chicken.

malt extract (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Flavor additive, sweetener.

dried vegetable fiber (carrots) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of fiber but indicates pet food quality not human quality.

manganese oxide (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of manganese, nourishes brain and nervous system, aids in fat and sugar metabolism.

dried potatoes (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality, cheap filler.

meat and liver meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include tumors and diseased tissues, rancid trim pieces and liver of various animals, concentrated.

dried paprika (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

eucalyptus oil (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Not an essential oil meant for ingesting!

smoke flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates flavor which can potentially become carcinogenic, retards bacteria on rancid meat.

cinnamon (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

chondroitine sulfate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response -- too costly.

chondroitin supplement (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response -- too costly.

rabbit (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative meat source.

rabbit by products (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Includes tumors, ears, carcass, etc.

rabbit stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water for processing in can food.

red peppers (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

deboned turkey (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

chicken fat (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of energy for cats, dogs do best on oils rather than animal fat.

powdered cellulose (11.1% source of fiber) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Suspected to include recycled cardboard.

chicken by products (organs only) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality diet, can contain rancid, diseased part, tumors, etc.

chicken (natural source of glucosamine) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough available to be therapeutically beneficial, plus it's full of water weight, gets it listed high on the label but robs dry food of meat protein, fine in can food.

sodium metabisulfate (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Inorganic salt which retards bacteria found on rancid meat.

cheese powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

sodium nitrite (for color retention). (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially highly carcinogenic.

soy hulls (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can cause bowel irritation, cheap filler.

casein (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Principle protein in cow's milk. Indicates cheap food, used to compensate for heavy grain use.

riboflavin supplement (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin B-2 needed for rich red blood cell production.

peanut hulls 10.8% (source of fiber) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can harm the digestive tract, cheap fiber.

spearmint (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

parsley oil (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural deodorizer, gimmicky.

parsley powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural deodorizer, gimmicky.

partially hydrogenated soybean oil (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cases digestive upset, premature aging.

pasta (durum flour) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, gimmicky filler uses remnants of pasta making industry.

pasta (durum semolina enriched with thiamine mononitrate) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, gimmicky filler uses remnants of pasta making industry.

corn oil (preserved with TBHQ) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
TBHQ contains petroleum-derived butane, can be carcinogenic.

citrus pectin (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Too acidic for pets. Used more as fiber.

pea protein (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of vegetable protein.

clove bud oil (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

peppers (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

petrolatum (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Vaseline! Mild laxative effect when ingested. Petroleum is a carcinogen.

philloquinone (vitamin K1) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Unusual source of Vitamin K.

copper oxide (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Inexpensive, difficult to assimilate.

potato fiber (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler.

copper (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript, indicates oxide form, harder to absorb.

poultry fat (preserved with BHA) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript fat, possible carcinogenic preservative.

D3 and E supplements (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard supplements.

pasta (wheat flour) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, gimmicky filler that can cause allergies, feeds arthritis.

Note: "Gimmick" or "Gimmicky" means this ingredient is listed on the label in order to hype the product to human buyers, but is usually not present in large enough quantities to be effective in any meaningful way.

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Part 6 - Pet food ingredients listed alphabetically (part 1 of 2)

A & D3 supplements (3 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Standard Vitamin A and D3 supplements, needed for immune function, eye sight and calcium absorption.

alfalfa (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber.

alfalfa concentrate powder (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of chlorophyll.

alfalfa dehydrated meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of chlorophyll.

alfalfa nutrient concentrate (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of chlorophyll, protein and nutrients.

alpha-lipoic acid (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Added for healthy skin and coat.

animal digest (1 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Rendered, by chemical and/or enzymatic process, non-descriptive animal tissues used for flavor.

animal fat (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat chemically preserved, difficult to digest, potentially carcinogenic.

animal fat (preserved with BHA/BHT) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive fat source, indicates 4-D source chemically preserved with carcinogens.

animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid) (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive fat! Can be anything rancid or 4-D (dead, dying, disabled, diseased) regardless of natural Vitamin E and C preservatives. Misleading.

animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source, often rancid to begin with, regardless of natural preservative use afterwards, misleading.

animal fat (preserved with vitamin E mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, cheap animal source, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky to cover poor quality fat).

animal fat (preserved with vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat, regardless of "natural" preservative it is rancid, often from diseased tissue. Misleading to be preserved with vitamin E.

argenine (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Amino acid added to grain-based foods, instead of using more meat protein.

artificial flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can become carcinogenic. Produces allergies.

ascorbic acid (2 stars) found in 34% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin C -- this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative.

asparagus (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

B-12 (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, involved in immune response.

bacillus subtilis (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

bacon (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, pork's not great for pets.

bacon flavors (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Does not say "natural" so it's possibly artificial, can be a carcinogen.

barley (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of nutrients, great grain for pets, but not "whole ground." Can be of any quality.

barley grass (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky additive for dietary "greens," not enough used for nutritional benefits unless listed high on the label.

barley malt flour (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product of brewing industry, sweetened for flavor, can be used as filler, stripped of nutrients.

basil (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

beans (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, added for cheap protein/fiber/ filler.

beef (2 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Contains water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

beef & bone meal (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Bone meal is difficult to digest (the body does not assimilate it as calcium), cheap source of protein in poor quality product. Can be 4-D source.

beef (natural source of glucosamine) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough available to be therapeutically beneficial, plus it's full of water weight, gets it listed high on the label but robs dry food of meat protein, fine in can food.

beef broth (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Used instead of plain water in can foods or as flavoring in dry foods.

beef by-products (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can include any internal part of the cow other than the meat, often from 4-D, rancid sources.

beef flavor (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a broth to improve palatability.

beef liver (3 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iron and flavor, too much beef liver can become toxic to the body -- avoid it in dry foods, safe in can foods as secondary, flavor ingredient.

beef meal (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Dehydrated whole muscle meat, packs more protein pound for pound.

beef tallow (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Tallow, includes old restaurant grease, is very hard to digest, leads to diarrhea, premature aging.

beef tallow (preserved with BHA) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
One of the worse kinds of fat, chemically preserved with potential carcinogen. Often produces allergies.

beef tallow preserved with BHA and mixed-tocopherols (source of vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Terrible source of fat, chemically preserved with potential carcinogen but uses "Vitamin E" to mislead consumer. Indicates very poor quality product.

beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (source of vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Beef tallow can be used restaurant fat! Misleading with "natural" Vitamin E preservative added. Indicates very poor quality product.

beet pulp (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-filled fiber/filler, can lead to hyperactivity and diabetes. Can be addicting to some pets.

beet pulp (sugar removed) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Fiber/filler, stills contains enough sugar for rush/addiction to food and hyperactivity.

beets (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Implies whole beet is more nutritious than beet pulp alone but still contains sugar which can lead to weight gain, diabetes, hyperactivity.

beta carotene (4 stars) found in 23% of pet food products analyzed
Source of Vitamin A precursor, aids immune response, allergy control, slows aging.

BHA (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical. Highly carcinogenic preservative.

bifidobacterium longum (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

bifidobacterium pseudolongum (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic.

bifidobacterium thermophilum (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

biotin (3 stars) found in 96% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat.

blue 2 (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic, artificial color.

blue 2 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic.

blueberries (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes.

bone meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-digestible source of calcium can lead to digestive upset. Can be from 4-D sources.

borage oil (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

brewer’s rice (1 stars) found in 31% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes.

brewers dried yeast (1 stars) found in 34% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis.

brewers yeast (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis.

brewers yeast extract (saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Liquid left over from brewery process, condensed. Can become toxic to the liver.

broccoli (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritious but can lead to gas. Very gimmicky.

brown rice (2 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, does not have to be whole ground when used in dry foods! Usually found whole in cans.

brown rice flour (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Not "whole" ground, cheap filler.

calcium ascorbate (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Buffered source of Vitamin C.

calcium carbonate (3 stars) found in 40% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of calcium, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength, used as a buffer to acidic foods.

calcium chloride (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used as a source of calcium but can cause digestive upset, heart issues.

calcium iodate (3 stars) found in 41% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iodine, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength.

calcium pantothenate (3 stars) found in 60% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity.

calcium phosphate (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used to improve/stabilize dry foods, inexpensive mineral supplement.

calcium propionate (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical. Potentially carcinogenic, antifungal.

calcium sulfate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Plaster of Paris! Firming agent.

cane molasses (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
SUGAR!!! Leads to weight gain, hyperactivity and feeds arthritis, best used in treats, not supplements or foods.

canola meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Oil (fatty acids) has been pressed out of seed. Cheap source of ‘canola.'

canola oil (5 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food.

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fat for energy, high in omega-3 fatty acids, natural Vitamin E preservative.

canthaxanthin (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
A pink colorant from mushrooms, crustaceans, fish.

caramel (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-based adds to hyperactivity, or can be prepared by ammonia process associated with blood toxicity in lab rats.

caramel color (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-based or can be prepared by ammonia process associated with blood toxicity in lab rats.

carmine (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
A crimson pigment made from insects.

carrageenan (2 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap binder/filler in can foods.

carrageenan gum (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler/binder in can foods.

carrot powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of carrot fiber.

carrots (5 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber.

casein (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Principle protein in cow's milk. Indicates cheap food, used to compensate for heavy grain use.

catfish (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, fatty acids.

catfish meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, fatty acids but some of the natural oils are lost.

celery (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick.

cellulose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Harsh on bowels, suspected to include recycled cardboard. Can also be crushed peanut hulls.

cellulose powder (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Harsh on bowels, suspected to include recycled cardboard.

cheese powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

chicken (2 stars) found in 57% of pet food products analyzed
Contains 84% water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

chicken (natural source of glucosamine) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough available to be therapeutically beneficial, plus it's full of water weight, gets it listed high on the label but robs dry food of meat protein, fine in can food.

chicken broth (5 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Source of flavor, excellent if used instead of plain water for processing can food.

chicken by products (organs only) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality diet, can contain rancid, diseased part, tumors, etc.

Chicken by-product (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, diseased internal organs, beaks and feet.

chicken by-product meal (1 stars) found in 23% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, internal organs, beaks, feet. Concentrated.

chicken by-products (organ meat only), fresh (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can be poor quality hidden behind "organ meat only" and "fresh" still by-products which can include diseased organ tissue, tumors.

chicken cartilage (natural source of glucosamine) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough is present for therapeutic response.

chicken fat (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of energy for cats, dogs do best on oils rather than animal fat.

chicken fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols) (4 stars) found in 19% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of energy and flavor, preserved with Vitamin E, but dogs do better with vegetable and fish oils.

chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of energy and flavor, preserved with Vitamin E and C, but dogs do better with vegetable and fish oils.

chicken flavors (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates artificial flavor which can be a carcinogen.

chicken giblets (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
By-product, source of protein, flavor.

chicken liver (3 stars) found in 15% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iron, necessary for red blood cell production, and flavor. Too much liver can be toxic.

chicken liver digest (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Poor quality flavoring, can be rendered by chemical process.

chicken liver flavor (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Common food enhancer used, especially in cans.

chicken liver, fresh (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates better quality, but can be misleading.

chicken meal (5 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated chicken meat, more protein since water weight has been removed. Excellent source of protein for cats, good source for dogs.

chicken stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water used for processing canned foods or flavoring dry foods.

chicken, fresh (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Chicken contains 84% water weight which robs the protein value from food but gets chicken listed high on label.

chicory extract (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated source of innulin, a prebiotic, gimmicky but more effective than plain root or powders.

choline chloride (3 stars) found in 88% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats.

chondroitin sulfate (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, too expensive to use enough in food for therapeutic response.

chondroitin supplement (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response -- too costly.

chondroitine sulfate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response -- too costly.

cinnamon (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

citric acid (3 stars) found in 18% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin C, immune stimulant, antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic.

citric acid and rosemary (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservatives although citric acid (Vitamin C) can be harsh on digestive tract.

citric acid and rosemary extract (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Common natural preservatives.

citrus pectin (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Too acidic for pets. Used more as fiber.

clove bud oil (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

cobalt amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis.

cobalt carbonate (3 stars) found in 21% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis.

cobalt proteinate (source of chelated cobalt) (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis.

cod (4 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good protein alternative.

copper (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript, indicates oxide form, harder to absorb.

copper amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of copper, improves use, needed for iron absorption, bone formation, protein metabolism and blood clotting.

copper amino acid complex (source of chelated copper) (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of copper, improves use, needed for iron absorption, bone formation, protein metabolism, blood clotting.

copper oxide (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Inexpensive, difficult to assimilate.

copper proteinate (5 stars) found in 23% of pet food products analyzed
Best source of copper used, aids in bone formation, iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation

copper sulfate (3 stars) found in 76% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism.

corn (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Inexpensive feed-grade can include moldy grain or fungus which has cause death.

corn bran (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly a filler.

corn flour (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Can create bowel distress, weight gain, source of protein, filler.

corn germ meal (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Protein filler, whole corn is best.

corn gluten (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Highly allergenic, adds sugar, is a poor protein source, interferes with digestion.

corn gluten meal (1 stars) found in 31% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product, cheap, non-nutritive filler but used as protein source -- can cause allergies and sugar imbalance.

corn grits (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of protein and carbohydrates, filler.

corn meal (2 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, used as protein source.

corn oil (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Source of vegetable fat.

corn oil (preserved with TBHQ) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
TBHQ contains petroleum-derived butane, can be carcinogenic.

corn starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Terrible filler, causes several health issues including allergies.

corn starch-modified (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of nutrients, protein, filler, binder.

corn syrup (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
A "sugar" that causes diabetes, weight gain, hyperactivity, fearful behavior, ill health.

cracked barley (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
A nutritive, wonderful grain.

cracked pearled barley (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
A nutritive, wonderful grain.

cranberries (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract.

cranberry powder (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky ingredient can not contain enough in food to be therapeutically beneficial.

D3 (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth.

D3 and E supplements (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard supplements.

deboned chicken (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chicken meat is filled with water, less protein, deboned can be misleading as to higher quality.

deboned lamb (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Lamb meat is filled with water, less protein, deboned misleads as to higher quality.

deboned turkey (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

dehydrated alfalfa (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dehydrated alfalfa meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dehydrated carrots (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Provides good source of nutritional fiber.

dehydrated potatoes (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dextrose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar, feeds cancer, causes hyperactivity, weight gain.

dicalcium phosphate (1 stars) found in 26% of pet food products analyzed
Can become toxic to body -- texturizer in can food.

DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Synthetic source, non-nutritive.

DL-alpha tocopherol acetate [source of vitamin E] (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Synthetic source, non-nutritive. Used generally as a "natural" preservative.

DL-methionine (3 stars) found in 34% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of methionine, supports healthy skin and nails, liver activity and immune health.

dried animal digest (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Flavor enhancer. Is non-descriptive, digest is rendered animal tissue, including rancid or diseased parts.

dried apples (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Provides good source of nutritional fiber.

dried bacillus licheniformis fermentation extract (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

dried beet pulp (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product. Cheap filler/fiber-causes sugar rush/addiction to food, hyperactivity and allergies.

dried beet pulp (sugar removed) (1 stars) found in 25% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product. Cheapest, most common filler used, still contains enough sugar residue to cause problems such as hyperactivity and blood sugar imbalances.

dried blueberries (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough is used for therapeutic response.

dried brewers yeast (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can become toxic to liver, waste product of beer and ale industry.

dried buttermilk (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick.

dried capsicum (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cayenne powder, can burn stomach.

dried carrots (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutrients and fiber.

dried cellulose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Very harsh on digestive tract, suspected to include cardboard or peanut hulls.

dried cheddar cheese (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, poor quality used.

dried cheese (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, poor quality used.

dried cheese powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky flavor.

dried chicken cartilage (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky source of glucosamine, not enough used for therapeutic benefits.

dried chicken liver (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried chicken stock (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried chickory root (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Source of inulin, a prebiotic, gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic benefit.

dried citrus pulp (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Citrus is too acidic for pets.

dried cooked turkey (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried cranberries (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, too little is used for therapeutic response in urinary tract.

dried egg (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried egg powder (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

dried egg product (2 stars) found in 38% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

dried eggs (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

dried garlic (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent antioxidant, antibiotic, flea and tick repellent if listed high on the label.

dried ginger (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Promotes digestion if listed high enough on label, if not -- gimmicky.

dried grape pomace (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Grapes can be deadly to dogs.

dried green beans (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, poor animal feed quality.

dried kelp (source of iodine) (3 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Industry standard source of iodine.

dried kelp meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of iodine for thyroid function and chlorophyll.

dried liver digest (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

dried meat by-product (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include tumors and diseased tissues, rancid trim pieces and innards of various animals.

dried paprika (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

dried parsley flakes (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, used as deodorant.

dried peas (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber.

dried plain beet pulp (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Pure sugar filler -- leads to weight gain, hyperactivity and feeds arthritis.

dried potatoes (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality, cheap filler.

dried spinach (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Most nutrition lost in drying / gimmicky.

dried sweet potato (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of carbohydrates and fiber, less sugar than beets. Can indicate poor feed quality.

dried tomato pomace (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky filler ingredient, not enough nutrients to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

dried vegetable fiber (carrots) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of fiber but indicates pet food quality not human quality.

dried whey (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can encourage allergies, cheap protein source from cow's milk.

dried yam (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritive fiber, less sugar than beets. Can indicate poor animal feed quality.

duck (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative protein source, less heavy in water weight than chicken.

egg noodles (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky source of carbohydrates.

egg pieces (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor animal feed quality.

egg product (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

eggs (4 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, free of shell.

enterococcus faecium (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

ethoxyquin (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
The most carcinogenic preservative, most in industry have stopped using it except very cheap, poor quality foods.

eucalyptus oil (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Not an essential oil meant for ingesting!

ferrous sulfate (3 stars) found in 74% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support.

fish (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, probably rancid and of poor quality. Can have high levels of mercury.

fish broth (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, but better that plain water for processing in can foods.

fish meal (2 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source of protein, low in fatty acids (the oil is pressed out), indicates poor quality, rancid fish are often used.

fish meal (natural source of glucosamine) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough glucosamine provided to have therapeutic benefits, fish meal indicates cheap, rancid "fish".

fish meal (source of dha) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source of fish, low in fatty acids as meal often has the oil removed from it.

fish meal (source of fish oil) (2 stars) found in 16% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of fatty acids (the oil has been pressed out), non-descriptive source indicates poor quality used.

fish oil (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive type of fish can include rancid source of "throw away" catches.

fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, cheap "fish" source, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky to cover poor quality oil).

fish oil (source of omega fatty acids) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source of fish oil. Often of poor quality.

flax meal (2 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of fatty acids, oil has be pressed out.

flax seed (5 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber.

flaxseed meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Flax oil has been pressed out of seed to make meal, poor source of fatty acids, cheap way to list flaxseed.

folic acid (3 stars) found in 80% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis.

folic acid pyridoxine hydrochloride (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of folic acid.

folic acid supplement (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis.

food starch (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source can be from any grain, causes allergies, weight gain and poor digestion, cheap filler.

fresh chicken (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains 84% water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

fresh chicken by-products (organ meat only) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality hidden behind "organ meat only" and "fresh" still by-products which can include diseased organ tissue.

fructooligosaccharides (3 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, prebiotic to aid digestion.

fumaric acid (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used in dry food as cheap preservative.

garlic (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Good antioxidant, antibiotic. IS SAFE TO USE!

garlic extract (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated form has more health benefits unless listed at bottom of label which indicates a token use.

garlic flavor (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, non-nutritive feature.

garlic oil (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent antioxidant, antibiotic.

garlic powder (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent antioxidant and antibiotic, more concentrated than plain garlic.

gelatin (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Filler / binder in can food.

ginger (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Aids digestion if listed high on label, if not, it's a gimmick.

ginger extract (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good for digestion if listed high on label, if not, gimmicky.

glucosamine (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough can be available to be effective, often listed low on the label as token ingredient. Cooking may effect it's potency.

glucosamine hydrochloride (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough can be available to be effective, often listed low on the label as token ingredient. Cooking may effect it's potency.

glycerin (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetens food, used as humectant (keeps food moist), interferes with nutrient assimilation.

glycerine (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetens food, used as humectant (keeps food moist), interferes with nutrient assimilation.

glyceryl monostearate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
An emulsifier (breaks down fats), lethal to lab rats, still under investigation by FDA.

glycine (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-essential amino acid used as antacid, indicates very poor quality food.

green beans (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutrients and fiber.

green tea (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response unless listed higher on label.

ground corn (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Is not "whole ground," this is misleading, often indicates poor quality, can cause allergies.

ground flax seed (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Is not "whole" ground, just flour that might be lacking in fatty acids.

Note: "Gimmick" or "Gimmicky" means this ingredient is listed on the label in order to hype the product to human buyers, but is usually not present in large enough quantities to be effective in any meaningful way.

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Part 7 - Pet food ingredients listed alphabetically (part 2 of 2)

ground psyllium seed (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Aids in stool formation but can be too harsh on digestive tract.

ground rice (1 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Filler -- has been linked to diabetes, always indicates white rice, not whole grain but usually floor sweepings from rice industry.

ground wheat (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Not "whole" ground, misleading indicates poor quality - causes digestive upset, allergies and feeds arthritis.

ground wheat flour (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Not "whole" ground, misleading indicates poor quality - causes digestive upset, allergies and feeds arthritis.

ground whole grain barley (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of nutrients and dietary fiber is low gluten grain, non-allergenic.

ground whole grain corn (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all nutrients/protein of corn.

ground whole grain sorghum (5 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Cousin to millet, very nutritive grain, alkalizing to the body, easy to digest.

ground whole grain wheat (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Whole ground is more nutritious, good source of protein, fiber but "grain" indicates feed-grade.

ground whole peas (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutrients and fiber.

ground whole wheat (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Whole ground is excellent, but not considered the best grain choice for dogs.

ground yellow corn (2 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates feed-grade source of protein/filler, not "whole" ground.

guar gum (2 stars) found in 31% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, non-nutritive filler in can foods.

gum arabic (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler/binder used in can foods.

halibut (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein, fatty acids.

herring meal (4 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein, poor source of fatty acids as oil is pressed out of fish to make meal.

herring oil (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fatty acids.

hydrochloric acid (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Corrosive ingredient used as modifier for food starch, gelatin, as a pH adjuster and conversion of corn starch to syrup.

inositol (3 stars) found in 26% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, non-vitamin B-Complex metabolizes blood fats.

iodized salt (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover rancid meats and fats, get cats to drink more - causes kidney dysfunction, hypertension.

iron amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of iron, improves use, needed for red blood cell production.

iron amino acid complex (source of chelated iron) (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of iron needed for red blood cell production.

iron oxide (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Can be cultivated from rust!

iron proteinate (5 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent, most expensive source of iron needed for red blood cell reproduction.

iron sulfate (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of iron.

lactobacillus acidophilus (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing.

L-alanine (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-essential amino acid used as supplement in heavy grain-based foods but causes cancer in lab mice.

lamb (2 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Contains 70% water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

lamb broth (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Used instead of plain water in can foods, as flavoring in dry foods.

lamb by-product (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains everything internal but the muscle meat including diseased tissue, tumors, etc.

lamb digest (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Used as flavoring in poor quality foods, rendered lamb parts.

lamb fat (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Source of energy.

lamb liver (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Used as flavor, source of iron, but too much liver in dry foods can become toxic to the body, fine in can food when it's not a primary ingredient.

lamb meal (5 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent protein source, concentrated-more protein for the money. Less likely to cause allergies, easy to digest.

lamb stock (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
More nutritious than simple water used for processing can foods, flavoring in dry food.

lamb tripe (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Intestines, not best source of protein.

L-arginine (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Alkaline amino acid added to poor quality foods to excrete urea.

L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, feed-grade source of Vitamin C, used as supplement, non-assimilated.

L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C) (2 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, feed-grade source of Vitamin C, used as supplement, non-assimilated.

L-carnitine (2 stars) found in 16% of pet food products analyzed
Supplements poor meat source diets, a B-vitamin factor naturally found in meat, important in regulating fat metabolism.

L-carnitine supplement (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
This amino acid (to build muscle) is not needed unless it's a poor quality of meat used or high grain content food.

lecithin (5 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
A natural antioxidant, very beneficial.

lentils (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

lettuce (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

liver (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source can include any mammal tissue, too much liver can become toxic to the body when used in dry foods, used as flavor, minimal source of iron.

L-lysine (2 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), needed to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods.

L-lysine monohydrochloride (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), cheaper to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods.

locust bean gum (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-nutritive binder / filler in can foods.

L-tryptophan (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky amino acid, not enough to help and can not stand up well to heat processing.

lutein (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response unless listed higher on the label.

lycopene (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough used for therapeutic response unless listed higher on the label.

lysine (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates heavy soy-based food which dogs can die from unless they have lysine to help digest it, best to avoid this diet unless soy is missing.

mackerel (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of cold water fish, high in fatty acids.

magnesium oxide (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Has caused tumors in lab rats, antacid.

malt extract (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Flavor additive, sweetener.

malted barley flour (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetened for flavor, can be used as filler, stripped of nutrients.

managanous sulfate (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of manganese.

manganese amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of manganese necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

manganese oxide (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of manganese, nourishes brain and nervous system, aids in fat and sugar metabolism.

manganese proteinate (5 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Best source of manganese, necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

manganese sulfate (4 stars) found in 37% of pet food products analyzed
Better source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

manganous oxide (3 stars) found in 40% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

manganous oxide calcium iodate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Often used in bleaching tallow.

manganous proteinate (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of manganese, nourishes the nerves and brain. Supports immune and enzyme functions.

manganous sulfate (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of manganese necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system.

maple syrup (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar, causes weight gain, hyperactivity, feeds cancer and arthritis, should not be used in food or supplements, only treats.

marigold extract (source of lutein) (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky supplement, not enough to help, often listed near end of label.

marigold meal (source of lutein*) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough can be used in a food (too costly) for therapeutic benefits.

meat and bone meal (natural source of calcium) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive indicates 4-D meat, cheapest source, can include diseased tissues plus bone meal can not be digested and assimilated as calcium!

meat and liver meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include tumors and diseased tissues, rancid trim pieces and liver of various animals, concentrated.

meat by-products (1 stars) found in 18% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive indicates 4-D meat, cheapest source, can include diseased tissues (tumors) and organs.

menadione (vitamin K3) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Limited source of Vitamin K activity.

menadione dimethylpyrimidinol bisulfite (source of vitamin K activity) (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Least beneficial source of Vitamin K activity needed for proper blood clotting.

menadione sodium bisulfite complex (3 stars) found in 35% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of Vitamin K activity, necessary for blood clotting, aids as anti-parasitic for intestinal worms.

menhaden fish meal (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fish, highly concentrated source of protein and good source of fatty acids..

menhaden fish oil (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of fatty acids.

milk (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

mineral supplements (zinc sulfate) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of zinc, but indicates poorly represented profile.

minerals (calcium chloride) (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Is often used to melt ice but effective as diuretic and urine acidifier, shows a very narrow mineral profile.

mixed tocopherols (a source of natural vitamin E) (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Superior source of natural Vitamin E oils.

mixed vegetable fiber (carrots) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of fiber but indicates pet food quality not human quality.

modified food starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source can be from any grain, causes allergies, weight gain and poor digestion, filler.

modified starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of carbohydrates, filler, causes digestive upset.

molasses (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Added to foods or high on the list of supplements creates blood sugar imbalance, causes diabetes, hyperactivity, best used in treats, not foods or supplements.

monocalcium phosphate (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Buffer, neutralizing agent in flours, poor source of phosphorous.

monosodium phosphate (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used as emulsifying agent.

natural and artificial chicken flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial flavors can cause severe illness, become carcinogenic.

natural and artificial flavors (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Poor quality of flavor additive, artificial flavors can be carcinogenic.

natural chicken flavor (3 stars) found in 14% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky. Designated as natural, seems better than plain chicken flavor but it's the same. Unless noted as artificial it's all "natural" regardless of quality.

natural color (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Harmless additive, non-nutritive.

natural flavor (3 stars) found in 32% of pet food products analyzed
Standard flavor ingredient. Ask the manufacturer.

natural poultry flavor (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source, usually cheaper to use but still "natural".

natural smoke flavor (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick.

niacin (3 stars) found in 69% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves.

niacin & ferrous sulfate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard niacin and iron supplements.

niacin supplement (3 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, promotes proper digestion, energy production and healthy skin and nerves.

non-fat yogurt (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, indicates source of probiotics but not enough is used to be effective and can not stand up to heat processing.

oat bran (5 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Aids stool regulation, nutritive fiber.

oat fiber (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-nutritive filler.

oat groats (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Oats are very beneficial grains, groat simply has outer fibrous shell off.

oat meal (5 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Crushed oat groats, nutritive fiber, good for colon health, balances body's pH, aids colon health.

oats (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value.

ocean fish (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids.

ocean fish meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated cold water fish, highly nutritious, may have oils expressed leaving it lower in fatty acids.

ocean whitefish (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein, fatty acids.

onion extract (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Onions can be deadly to dogs.

onion powder (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can be deadly to dogs, non-nutritive.

pantothenate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin B-complex factor, aids nervous system and adrenal glands.

paprika oleoresin (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Natural red colorant.

parsley (3 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, a natural deodorizer.

parsley flakes (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmick, not enough used for therapeutic response.

parsley oil (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural deodorizer, gimmicky.

parsley powder (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural deodorizer, gimmicky.

partially hydrogenated soybean oil (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cases digestive upset, premature aging.

pasta (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Pure starch can cause digestive upset and weight gain -- gimmicky filler.

pasta (durum flour) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, gimmicky filler uses remnants of pasta making industry.

pasta (durum semolina enriched with thiamine mononitrate) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, gimmicky filler uses remnants of pasta making industry.

pasta (wheat flour) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, gimmicky filler that can cause allergies, feeds arthritis.

pea fiber (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of nutritious fiber.

pea protein (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of vegetable protein.

peanut hulls 10.8% (source of fiber) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can harm the digestive tract, cheap fiber.

pearled barley (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Not whole ground, less nutritive but a wonderful grain, low gluten and flavorful.

peas (5 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber.

peppers (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

petrolatum (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Vaseline! Mild laxative effect when ingested. Petroleum is a carcinogen.

philloquinone (vitamin K1) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Unusual source of Vitamin K.

phosphoric acid (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
A sequestering agent for rendered animal fats -- implies poor quality fats are used, source of phosphorous.

pork broth (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Generally indicates poor quality food.

pork by-products (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Can contain non-human-edible parts, diseased organs and tissues, pork's not the best meat for pets.

pork liver (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest source of flavoring, some iron, hard to digest. Liver can become toxic to the body.

postassium sorbate (a preservative) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Mineral-based mold inhibitor.

potassium amino acid complex (source of chelated potassium) (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline balance.

potassium chloride (3 stars) found in 86% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels.

potassium citrate (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Source of Potassium.

potassium iodide (3 stars) found in 54% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels.

potassium iodine (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iodine, may cause allergies.

potassium sorbate (a preservative) (3 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
A mold and yeast inhibitor. Mineral-based mold prohibitor.

potato (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
A carbohydrate source, can use as cheap filler, can cause weight gain and digestive upset.

potato fiber (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler.

potato starch (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can cause digestive upset and weight gain.

poultry (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Can include any foul, non-descriptive, often includes diseased meat, non-human grade.

poultry by-product meal (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, can include dead, diseased foul, all internal parts void of healthy meat, includes feet and beaks, concentrated.

poultry by-products (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, can include dead, diseased foul, all internal parts void of healthy meat, includes feet and beaks.

poultry fat (preserved with BHA) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript fat, possible carcinogenic preservative.

poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, can be any foul, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky, to cover poor quality fat used).

poultry giblets (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript waste.

poultry liver (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of liver flavoring, non-descriptive, often includes diseased tissues. Can become toxic to body.

powdered cellulose (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler/source of fiber, suspected to include cardboard, causes irritable bowel problems.

powdered cellulose (11.1% source of fiber) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Suspected to include recycled cardboard.

preserved with mixed tocopherols (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural Vitamin E preservative.

preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Natural Vitamin E and Vitamin C preservatives.

propionic acid (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially harmful mold inhibitor.

propyl gallate and citric acid (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical preservative, can cause digestive upset, stomach irritation, deceptive adding with natural Vitamin C.

propylene glycol (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Adds sweetness to food, used in antifreeze! Some preservative action, possible carcinogen.

pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6) (3 stars) found in 80% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production.

pysllium (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can be too harsh on digestive system, usually gimmicky.

rabbit (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative meat source.

rabbit by products (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Includes tumors, ears, carcass, etc.

rabbit stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water for processing in can food.

red 3 (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic color.

red 40 (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, carcinogenic.

red 40 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Is a carcinogen.

red peppers (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

riboflavin (source of vitamin B2) (3 stars) found in 92% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.

riboflavin supplement (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Vitamin B-2 needed for rich red blood cell production.

rice (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can cause diabetes in dogs, often indicates poorest quality possible.

rice bran (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can lead to digestive upset.

rice flour (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, causes bowel distress and can lead to diabetes in dogs.

rice gluten (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can encourage diabetes, a poor protein source/filler.

rice hulls (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can be harsh on intestines.

rice protein concentrate (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, probably white rice, dietary protein is best derived from meat source.

rosemary (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservative.

rosemary extract (5 stars) found in 22% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservative, concentrated.

rosemary extract and citric acid (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservatives - citric acid is Vitamin C.

rye (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Very harsh grain to digest. Pets usually don't like it.

sage (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Natural preservative.

salmon (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
A source of protein and fatty acids which can add mercury to the diet.

salmon broth (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water for processing can food but can contain mercury.

salmon meal (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated source of protein and a few fatty acids (oil has been pressed out) but can add mercury to the diet.

salmon oil (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
May contain higher levels of mercury than other fish oils.

salt (1 stars) found in 69% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride.

sea salt (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride.

selenium (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript, can indicate poor quality.

shrimp (4 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein.

smoke flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates flavor which can potentially become carcinogenic, retards bacteria on rancid meat.

sodium alginate (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Thickener, stabilizer in can foods.

sodium ascorbate (source of vitamin C) (2 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Buffered with salt, Vitamin C is vital to immune function.

sodium bisulfate (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Used as disinfectant!

sodium carbonate (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Neutralizer for rancid fats, similar to lye.

sodium caseinate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used as a texturizer in cheap can food.

sodium chloride (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Table salt -- used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink.

sodium hexametaphosphate (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of phosphorus can become deadly to dogs -- emulsifier, texturizer.

sodium metabisulfate (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Inorganic salt which retards bacteria found on rancid meat.

sodium nitrite (for color retention) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially highly carcinogenic.

sodium nitrite (for color retention). (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially highly carcinogenic.

sodium phosphate (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Non-digestible source of phosphorous (vital to maintaining acid/alkalinity pH).

sodium propionate (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical used to prevent mold and fungus, indicates poor quality food.

sodium selenite (3 stars) found in 67% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response.

sodium silico aluminate (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical used as anti-caking product.

sodium tripolyphosphate (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Used as rancid meat preservative.

sorbic acid (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
A mold and yeast inhibitor.

sorbitol (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetener and binder.

soy flour (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of grain protein, filler, can cause bloat/death in dogs.

soy hulls (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can cause bowel irritation, cheap filler.

soy lecithin (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Natural antioxidant, often used with rendered animal fat as emulsifier.

soy protein concentrate (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Protein extracted form soy seed, dogs can not convert soy to protein. Meat is best protein for dogs and cats.

soy protein isolate (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Dogs can not convert soy protein to useable fuel, fine in diet for cats. Meat protein is best.

soya oil (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Soya is "Soybean," why hide the fact? It is not the best oil for fatty acids and a cheaper one to use than other vegetable oils like canola.

soybean hulls (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, harsh on intestines.

soybean meal (3 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Dogs can not digest soybeans, can bloat/die. Good source of protein and fiber for cats.

soybean mill run (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
This is the sweepings off the floor-cheap filler, poor source of protein.

soybean oil (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Source of fat for energy, healthy coat. Dogs do fine.

spearmint (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

spinach (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, unless listed high up on the label.

spirulina (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky ingredient, not enough to help unless listed high up on label.

starch (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest form of carbohydrates causes weight gain and poor digestion, filler.

steamed bone meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source, bone meal is a hard to digest and assimilate source of phosphorous and calcium, they also get protein from this source.

sucrose (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar --leads to hyperactivity, addiction to food (sugar rush), weight gain.

sufficient water for processing (2 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest, non-nutritive filler in can food, should use a meat broth instead.

sugar (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar?!! Leads to diabetes, hyperactivity and obesity. Can feed arthritis. BAD.

sun-cured alfafa meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Alfalfa meal provides chlorophyll but "sun-cured" a bit gimmicky.

sunflower meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, all the oil (fatty acids) has been pressed out of seed.

sunflower oil (2 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, source of fat for energy, healthy coat, not preserved.

sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (3 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, cheap source of fat for energy, healthy coat, naturally preserved.

sweet potato powder (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates waste product, filler.

sweet potatoes (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to regular potatoes provides carbohydrates for energy, nutrients, less sugar than beets.

tallow (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Causes poor health, disrupts digestion, can include rancid restaurant grease. Very bad fat source!

tapioca starch (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler and binder.

taurine (3 stars) found in 39% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, necessary for cats who do not manufacture taurine on their own, helps regulate nervous system, promotes thyroid and cardiovascular health. Some benefit to dogs.

tetra sodium pyrophosphate (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Is a rust stain remover used in cleaning products (TSP)!!!! Why is it in food? Emulsification of rendered animal fats! Very toxic, causes nausea and diarrhea.

textured vegetable protein (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates food low in animal proteins, cheap additive/filler.

thiamine (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Standard vitamin B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude.

thiamine hydrochloride (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest, poorly assimilated source of Thiamine, Vitamin B-1, needed for nervous system and mental attitude.

thiamine mononitrate (3 stars) found in 93% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude.

thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1) (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of B1, needed for healthy nervous system and mental attitude.

thyme (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

titanium dioxide (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially carcinogenic artificial color used as white pigment.

titanium dioxide color (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially carcinogenic artificial color used as white pigment.

tomato flakes (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

tomato paste (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky can be too acidic for some pets, especially dogs, not enough used for good nutrient content.

tomato pomace (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, not enough nutrition is available to make a difference, can be too acidic on digestive tract causing upset.

tomatos (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Mostly used as gimmick, not enough nutrition is available to make a difference, can be too acidic on digestive tract causing upset.

trace minerals (calcium sulfate (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

trace minerals (copper sulfate (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

trace minerals (potassium chloride) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Source of potassium to balance pH, small intestinal ulcers may occur, indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

trace minerals (sodium tripolyphoshate) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, potentially harmful source of phosphorous indicates lack of well-rounded supplements.

trace minerals (zinc oxide) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

trace minerals (zinc proteinate) (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Best form of zinc, protects against cell damage and stimulates immune system, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

trace minerals (zinc sulfate) (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Standard zinc source, protects against cell damage and stimulates immune system, but indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

tricalcium phosphate (3 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Anti-caking agent, emulsifier and dietary supplement of Phosphorous needed for body's alkaline/acid balance.

tuna (4 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein and fatty acids.

tuna meal (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
A source of protein but lower in fatty acids.

turkey (2 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Contains water in the muscles, adds weight to dry food, less protein nutrition! Best used in can food.

turkey (natural source of glucosamine) (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough is available for therapeutic response. Turkey meat is heavy in water - listed high up on label but does not provide enough protein, indicates food high in grain protein.

turkey broth (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used instead of plain water for processing, more nutritional, flavor enhancing in dry foods.

turkey by-product meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include carcass, feet, beaks and diseased turkey organs, tumors.

turkey stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than simple water for processing in can, used as flavoring in dry foods.

turmeric (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky spice to aid digestion.

veal (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Alternative to standard beef.

veal broth (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than simple water for processing in can, used as flavoring in dry foods.

vegetable oil (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source of fat, contains saturated fat which is hard on the body, causes premature aging.

venison (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats.

venison by-products (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all meat not fit for human consumption, diseased organs, tumors, promotes premature aging.

venison liver (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Source of iron, flavor but too much liver in dry food can become toxic to the body, fine in can as flavoring.

venison meal (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent alternative to standard meats, in concentrated form for more protein pound for pound.

venison meat (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats.

venison stock (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Better than plain water for processing in can foods, flavor additive in dry foods.

vitamin A (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Standard supplement needed for a strong immune system.

vitamin A acetate (3 stars) found in 27% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, needed for immune function.

vitamin A supplement (3 stars) found in 54% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer.

vitamin B-12 (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, involved in immune function.

vitamin B12 and D3 supplements (2 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates lack of well rounded supplements aids immune function and encourages calcium and phosphorous to build bone and teeth.

vitamin B12 supplement (3 stars) found in 86% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, involved in immune response.

vitamin D-3 (3 stars) found in 84% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth.

vitamin E (3 stars) found in 95% of pet food products analyzed
Antioxidant used as food preservative.

water (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Used as non-nutritive filler in food. UGH!

water cress (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky.

water sufficient for processing (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Robs protein from can food since it is used as non-nutritive filler instead.

watercress and spinach (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky unless listed high on the label.

wheat (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor feed-grade quality, causes allergies and digestive upset. Not whole ground.

wheat bran (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality food, can cause allergies, best to have whole wheat.

wheat flour (1 stars) found in 18% of pet food products analyzed
Poorly digested filler, can cause allergies and bowel problems.

wheat germ meal (2 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Often added in cheap foods to wheat to balance grain and add protein, cheaper that using whole grain.

wheat gluten (1 stars) found in 28% of pet food products analyzed
Poor protein source, used as a cheap, non-nutritive filler -- causes allergies.

wheat middlings (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweepings off the floor causes allergies and digestive upset.

wheat mill run (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sweepings off the floor, causes allergies, digestive upset and feeds arthritis, leads to premature aging.

wheat starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Poor carbohydrate source causes allergies.

whey (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Milk protein, indicates a cheaper food low in meat protein.

white fish (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Alternative source of protein.

whitefish (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats.

whitefish meal (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good alternative to standard meats in concentrated form for more protein, can have oils expressed.

whole brown rice (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Whole grain, nutritive.

whole carrots (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of beta carotene, nutrients and fiber.

whole cranberries (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, not enough can be used for therapeutic benefit.

whole eggs (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of protein, but includes shell which is not well digested.

whole garlic cloves (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Has anti-carcinogenic and antibiotic action, but not concentrated.

whole grain corn (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all nutrients of corn but indicates the use of feed-grade (old, moldy), not human-grade (healthier, fresher), can cause allergies, weight gain, blood sugar imbalances.

whole grain wheat (2 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all nutrients of wheat but indicates the use of feed-grade (old, moldy), not human-grade (healthier, fresher), can cause allergies.

whole ground barley (5 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent source of nutrients and dietary fiber, is low gluten grain, non-allergenic source of protein.

whole ground brown rice (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Is whole ground, very nutritive grain, source of protein, dietary fiber.

whole ground oats (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Excellent grain source, easy on the digestive tract.

whole ground wheat (5 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Is whole ground, very nutritive grain, source of protein, dietary fiber.

whole rice (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality white rice which can cause diabetes in dogs.

whole sweet potatoes (5 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritive carbohydrates, natural sugars promote energy not hyperactivity.

whole wheat (4 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Nutritionally complete grain, good source of grain protein but often suspected to cause allergies.

whole wheat flour (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Whole ground wheat grain, more nutritious but flour is too processed.

wild rice (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky, but more nutritious than white.

xanthan gum (2 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap binder, filler in can foods.

yeast culture (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Flavoring, source of protein, potentially toxic to the liver.

yellow 5 (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, a salicylate which can be become deadly to cats with extended use.

yellow 5 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Possible carcinogens.

yellow 6 (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, potentially carcinogenic food colorant.

yellow squash (3 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, unless listed high up on the label.

yellow zucchini (3 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Usually a gimmick, unless listed high up on the label.

yucca schidigera (3 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used for stool odor control.

yucca schidigera extract (4 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Used to reduce stool odor, concentrated.

zinc amino acid chelate (4 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Better source of zinc, improves use, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

zinc amino acid complex (3 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Good source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

zinc oxide (3 stars) found in 54% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

zinc proteinate (5 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Best source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

zinc sulfate (3 stars) found in 32% of pet food products analyzed
Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function.

Note: "Gimmick" or "Gimmicky" means this ingredient is listed on the label in order to hype the product to human buyers, but is usually not present in large enough quantities to be effective in any meaningful way.

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Part 8 - Worst pet food ingredients

salt (1 stars) found in 69% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride.

sucrose (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar --leads to hyperactivity, addiction to food (sugar rush), weight gain.

partially hydrogenated soybean oil (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cases digestive upset, premature aging.

tetra sodium pyrophosphate (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Is a rust stain remover used in cleaning products (TSP)!!!! Why is it in food? Emulsification of rendered animal fats! Very toxic, causes nausea and diarrhea.

corn syrup (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
A "sugar" that causes diabetes, weight gain, hyperactivity, fearful behavior, ill health.

corn (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Inexpensive feed-grade can include moldy grain or fungus which has cause death.

yellow 5 (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, a salicylate which can be become deadly to cats with extended use.

blue 2 (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic, artificial color.

blue 2 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic.

eucalyptus oil (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Not an essential oil meant for ingesting!

sodium bisulfate (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Used as disinfectant!

smoke flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates flavor which can potentially become carcinogenic, retards bacteria on rancid meat.

dried meat by-product (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include tumors and diseased tissues, rancid trim pieces and innards of various animals.

dried plain beet pulp (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Pure sugar filler -- leads to weight gain, hyperactivity and feeds arthritis.

sea salt (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride.

salmon meal (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Concentrated source of protein and a few fatty acids (oil has been pressed out) but can add mercury to the diet.

salmon (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
A source of protein and fatty acids which can add mercury to the diet.

dried whey (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can encourage allergies, cheap protein source from cow's milk.

dicalcium phosphate (1 stars) found in 26% of pet food products analyzed
Can become toxic to body -- texturizer in can food.

ethoxyquin (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
The most carcinogenic preservative, most in industry have stopped using it except very cheap, poor quality foods.

sodium chloride (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Table salt -- used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension -- used to encourage cats to drink.

fish (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, probably rancid and of poor quality. Can have high levels of mercury.

rice hulls (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can be harsh on intestines.

rice gluten (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can encourage diabetes, a poor protein source/filler.

rice flour (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, causes bowel distress and can lead to diabetes in dogs.

rice bran (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can lead to digestive upset.

rice (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, can cause diabetes in dogs, often indicates poorest quality possible.

red 40 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Is a carcinogen.

red 40 (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, carcinogenic.

red 3 (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Carcinogenic color.

rabbit by products (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Includes tumors, ears, carcass, etc.

egg product (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.

soybean hulls (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler, harsh on intestines.

DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Synthetic source, non-nutritive.

sugar (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar?!! Leads to diabetes, hyperactivity and obesity. Can feed arthritis. BAD.

DL-alpha tocopherol acetate [source of vitamin E] (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Synthetic source, non-nutritive. Used generally as a "natural" preservative.

dried animal digest (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Flavor enhancer. Is non-descriptive, digest is rendered animal tissue, including rancid or diseased parts.

starch (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest form of carbohydrates causes weight gain and poor digestion, filler.

dried beet pulp (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product. Cheap filler/fiber-causes sugar rush/addiction to food, hyperactivity and allergies.

dried beet pulp (sugar removed) (1 stars) found in 25% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product. Cheapest, most common filler used, still contains enough sugar residue to cause problems such as hyperactivity and blood sugar imbalances.

dried brewers yeast (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can become toxic to liver, waste product of beer and ale industry.

dried capsicum (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cayenne powder, can burn stomach.

sodium carbonate (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Neutralizer for rancid fats, similar to lye.

dried cellulose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Very harsh on digestive tract, suspected to include cardboard or peanut hulls.

dried grape pomace (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Grapes can be deadly to dogs.

soy hulls (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can cause bowel irritation, cheap filler.

soy flour (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of grain protein, filler, can cause bloat/death in dogs.

sorbitol (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetener and binder.

sodium tripolyphosphate (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Used as rancid meat preservative.

menadione dimethylpyrimidinol bisulfite (source of vitamin K activity) (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Least beneficial source of Vitamin K activity needed for proper blood clotting.

sodium phosphate (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Non-digestible source of phosphorous (vital to maintaining acid/alkalinity pH).

sodium nitrite (for color retention). (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially highly carcinogenic.

sodium nitrite (for color retention) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially highly carcinogenic.

sodium hexametaphosphate (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of phosphorus can become deadly to dogs -- emulsifier, texturizer.

propylene glycol (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Adds sweetness to food, used in antifreeze! Some preservative action, possible carcinogen.

soybean mill run (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
This is the sweepings off the floor-cheap filler, poor source of protein.

manganous oxide calcium iodate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Often used in bleaching tallow.

fish oil (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive type of fish can include rancid source of "throw away" catches.

iodized salt (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Used to cover rancid meats and fats, get cats to drink more - causes kidney dysfunction, hypertension.

iron oxide (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
Can be cultivated from rust!

L-alanine (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-essential amino acid used as supplement in heavy grain-based foods but causes cancer in lab mice.

lamb by-product (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains everything internal but the muscle meat including diseased tissue, tumors, etc.

onion powder (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can be deadly to dogs, non-nutritive.

onion extract (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Onions can be deadly to dogs.

liver (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source can include any mammal tissue, too much liver can become toxic to the body when used in dry foods, used as flavor, minimal source of iron.

L-lysine monohydrochloride (1 stars) found in 8% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), cheaper to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods.

pasta (wheat flour) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, gimmicky filler that can cause allergies, feeds arthritis.

magnesium oxide (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Has caused tumors in lab rats, antacid.

peanut hulls 10.8% (source of fiber) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can harm the digestive tract, cheap fiber.

maple syrup (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar, causes weight gain, hyperactivity, feeds cancer and arthritis, should not be used in food or supplements, only treats.

meat and bone meal (natural source of calcium) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive indicates 4-D meat, cheapest source, can include diseased tissues plus bone meal can not be digested and assimilated as calcium!

meat and liver meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include tumors and diseased tissues, rancid trim pieces and liver of various animals, concentrated.

natural and artificial flavors (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Poor quality of flavor additive, artificial flavors can be carcinogenic.

natural and artificial chicken flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial flavors can cause severe illness, become carcinogenic.

monosodium phosphate (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used as emulsifying agent.

meat by-products (1 stars) found in 18% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive indicates 4-D meat, cheapest source, can include diseased tissues (tumors) and organs.

molasses (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Added to foods or high on the list of supplements creates blood sugar imbalance, causes diabetes, hyperactivity, best used in treats, not foods or supplements.

modified starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of carbohydrates, filler, causes digestive upset.

modified food starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source can be from any grain, causes allergies, weight gain and poor digestion, filler.

lysine (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates heavy soy-based food which dogs can die from unless they have lysine to help digest it, best to avoid this diet unless soy is missing.

fresh chicken by-products (organ meat only) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality hidden behind "organ meat only" and "fresh" still by-products which can include diseased organ tissue.

sorbic acid (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
A mold and yeast inhibitor.

propyl gallate and citric acid (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical preservative, can cause digestive upset, stomach irritation, deceptive adding with natural Vitamin C.

propionic acid (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially harmful mold inhibitor.

powdered cellulose (11.1% source of fiber) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Suspected to include recycled cardboard.

powdered cellulose (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap filler/source of fiber, suspected to include cardboard, causes irritable bowel problems.

poultry liver (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap source of liver flavoring, non-descriptive, often includes diseased tissues. Can become toxic to body.

poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, can be any foul, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky, to cover poor quality fat used).

poultry fat (preserved with BHA) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript fat, possible carcinogenic preservative.

poultry by-products (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, can include dead, diseased foul, all internal parts void of healthy meat, includes feet and beaks.

poultry by-product meal (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, can include dead, diseased foul, all internal parts void of healthy meat, includes feet and beaks, concentrated.

hydrochloric acid (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Corrosive ingredient used as modifier for food starch, gelatin, as a pH adjuster and conversion of corn starch to syrup.

food starch (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source can be from any grain, causes allergies, weight gain and poor digestion, cheap filler.

fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, cheap "fish" source, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky to cover poor quality oil).

glycerin (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetens food, used as humectant (keeps food moist), interferes with nutrient assimilation.

glycerine (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweetens food, used as humectant (keeps food moist), interferes with nutrient assimilation.

glyceryl monostearate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
An emulsifier (breaks down fats), lethal to lab rats, still under investigation by FDA.

glycine (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Non-essential amino acid used as antacid, indicates very poor quality food.

ground corn (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Is not "whole ground," this is misleading, often indicates poor quality, can cause allergies.

pork liver (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest source of flavoring, some iron, hard to digest. Liver can become toxic to the body.

pork by-products (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Can contain non-human-edible parts, diseased organs and tissues, pork's not the best meat for pets.

phosphoric acid (1 stars) found in 12% of pet food products analyzed
A sequestering agent for rendered animal fats -- implies poor quality fats are used, source of phosphorous.

ground rice (1 stars) found in 17% of pet food products analyzed
Filler -- has been linked to diabetes, always indicates white rice, not whole grain but usually floor sweepings from rice industry.

petrolatum (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Vaseline! Mild laxative effect when ingested. Petroleum is a carcinogen.

poultry (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Can include any foul, non-descriptive, often includes diseased meat, non-human grade.

caramel (1 stars) found in 9% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-based adds to hyperactivity, or can be prepared by ammonia process associated with blood toxicity in lab rats.

cellulose powder (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Harsh on bowels, suspected to include recycled cardboard.

beef tallow (preserved with BHA) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
One of the worse kinds of fat, chemically preserved with potential carcinogen. Often produces allergies.

beef tallow (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Tallow, includes old restaurant grease, is very hard to digest, leads to diarrhea, premature aging.

beef by-products (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Can include any internal part of the cow other than the meat, often from 4-D, rancid sources.

calcium chloride (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Used as a source of calcium but can cause digestive upset, heart issues.

calcium propionate (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical. Potentially carcinogenic, antifungal.

calcium sulfate (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Plaster of Paris! Firming agent.

beef tallow preserved with BHA and mixed-tocopherols (source of vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Terrible source of fat, chemically preserved with potential carcinogen but uses "Vitamin E" to mislead consumer. Indicates very poor quality product.

whole rice (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality white rice which can cause diabetes in dogs.

water (1 stars) found in 6% of pet food products analyzed
Used as non-nutritive filler in food. UGH!

caramel color (1 stars) found in 11% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-based or can be prepared by ammonia process associated with blood toxicity in lab rats.

venison by-products (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Contains all meat not fit for human consumption, diseased organs, tumors, promotes premature aging.

vegetable oil (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source of fat, contains saturated fat which is hard on the body, causes premature aging.

beet pulp (sugar removed) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Fiber/filler, stills contains enough sugar for rush/addiction to food and hyperactivity.

turmeric (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Gimmicky spice to aid digestion.

brewers yeast extract (saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Liquid left over from brewery process, condensed. Can become toxic to the liver.

cellulose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Harsh on bowels, suspected to include recycled cardboard. Can also be crushed peanut hulls.

turkey by-product meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can include carcass, feet, beaks and diseased turkey organs, tumors.

cane molasses (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
SUGAR!!! Leads to weight gain, hyperactivity and feeds arthritis, best used in treats, not supplements or foods.

wheat middlings (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sweepings off the floor causes allergies and digestive upset.

beet pulp (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar-filled fiber/filler, can lead to hyperactivity and diabetes. Can be addicting to some pets.

beets (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Implies whole beet is more nutritious than beet pulp alone but still contains sugar which can lead to weight gain, diabetes, hyperactivity.

BHA (a preservative) (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Chemical. Highly carcinogenic preservative.

Chicken by-product (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, diseased internal organs, beaks and feet.

wheat starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Poor carbohydrate source causes allergies.

dextrose (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Sugar, feeds cancer, causes hyperactivity, weight gain.

beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (source of vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Beef tallow can be used restaurant fat! Misleading with "natural" Vitamin E preservative added. Indicates very poor quality product.

bacon flavors (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Does not say "natural" so it's possibly artificial, can be a carcinogen.

wheat gluten (1 stars) found in 28% of pet food products analyzed
Poor protein source, used as a cheap, non-nutritive filler -- causes allergies.

bone meal (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-digestible source of calcium can lead to digestive upset. Can be from 4-D sources.

wheat flour (1 stars) found in 18% of pet food products analyzed
Poorly digested filler, can cause allergies and bowel problems.

wheat bran (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates poor quality food, can cause allergies, best to have whole wheat.

brewer’s rice (1 stars) found in 31% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes.

brewers dried yeast (1 stars) found in 34% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis.

water sufficient for processing (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Robs protein from can food since it is used as non-nutritive filler instead.

brewers yeast (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis.

wheat mill run (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Sweepings off the floor, causes allergies, digestive upset and feeds arthritis, leads to premature aging.

corn oil (preserved with TBHQ) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
TBHQ contains petroleum-derived butane, can be carcinogenic.

corn gluten (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Highly allergenic, adds sugar, is a poor protein source, interferes with digestion.

yellow 6 (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Artificial color, potentially carcinogenic food colorant.

corn gluten meal (1 stars) found in 31% of pet food products analyzed
Waste product, cheap, non-nutritive filler but used as protein source -- can cause allergies and sugar imbalance.

titanium dioxide color (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially carcinogenic artificial color used as white pigment.

titanium dioxide (1 stars) found in 7% of pet food products analyzed
Potentially carcinogenic artificial color used as white pigment.

animal fat (preserved with vitamin E) (1 stars) found in 2% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat, regardless of "natural" preservative it is rancid, often from diseased tissue. Misleading to be preserved with vitamin E.

animal fat (preserved with vitamin E mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 10% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive, cheap animal source, often rancid prior to preserving with Vitamin E (gimmicky to cover poor quality fat).

animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descript source, often rancid to begin with, regardless of natural preservative use afterwards, misleading.

animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid) (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive fat! Can be anything rancid or 4-D (dead, dying, disabled, diseased) regardless of natural Vitamin E and C preservatives. Misleading.

yellow 5 and other color (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Possible carcinogens.

thiamine hydrochloride (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Cheapest, poorly assimilated source of Thiamine, Vitamin B-1, needed for nervous system and mental attitude.

corn starch (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Terrible filler, causes several health issues including allergies.

corn starch-modified (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of nutrients, protein, filler, binder.

animal fat (preserved with BHA/BHT) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive fat source, indicates 4-D source chemically preserved with carcinogens.

tallow (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Causes poor health, disrupts digestion, can include rancid restaurant grease. Very bad fat source!

animal fat (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat chemically preserved, difficult to digest, potentially carcinogenic.

animal digest (1 stars) found in 13% of pet food products analyzed
Rendered, by chemical and/or enzymatic process, non-descriptive animal tissues used for flavor.

corn grits (1 stars) found in 5% of pet food products analyzed
Poor source of protein and carbohydrates, filler.

chicken by-products (organ meat only), fresh (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can be poor quality hidden behind "organ meat only" and "fresh" still by-products which can include diseased organ tissue, tumors.

yeast culture (1 stars) found in 3% of pet food products analyzed
Flavoring, source of protein, potentially toxic to the liver.

trace minerals (potassium chloride) (1 stars) found in 4% of pet food products analyzed
Source of potassium to balance pH, small intestinal ulcers may occur, indicates lack of well-rounded supplementation.

chicken flavors (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Indicates artificial flavor which can be a carcinogen.

trace minerals (sodium tripolyphoshate) (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Cheap, potentially harmful source of phosphorous indicates lack of well-rounded supplements.

artificial flavor (1 stars) found in 1% of pet food products analyzed
Can become carcinogenic. Produces allergies.

chicken by-product meal (1 stars) found in 23% of pet food products analyzed
Ground up carcasses, internal organs, beaks, feet. Concentrated.

Note: "Gimmick" or "Gimmicky" means this ingredient is listed on the label in order to hype the product to human buyers, but is usually not present in large enough quantities to be effective in any meaningful way.

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Additional notes
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"Pet Food Ingredients Revealed!"

Warning Alert !

Look up Canolaoil with magnifying glass ( Not suitable for ingestion, neither people or pets ) Long fatty chains ( Dont be fooled with OmegaTalk only )

Garlic ( Listen To Dr Bob Beck on how to test for your self if garlic is good or not for people and pets ) Look it up here at Love for Life

Why is Cayennepepper extremly beneficial to humans and not for pets ( Speeds up metabolism and neutralize cancercells ) good or bad You decide

more about Cayenne, opens up cellmembranes and makes Colloidal Silver more useful( Cayenne combined with harmful ingredients also goes deeper )

My fellow lovely people, think hard and think twice, then anyway use your gut feeling and real live tests because Verifable Wisdom seems to be the only way to make good choices in life

Love and Joy to Us all and our fantastic companions, our pets.

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Kindom (Do No Harm Communities) is the dream for freedom, but it is the dream for the freedom of those around us who also live the dream of freedom, because it is in living for the freedom of others that we get our freedom. When we live for the dreams of Kindom of those around us, we live life as a gift because we live for (dedicate our lives to) their dream of freedom, truth, peace, joy, abundance, etc, just as they live for our Kindom dreams too. This is true co-creation (cooperation) with no attack on the uniqueness of each of us. When we live this way, we have no need for any man-made system - everything/everyone has already been taken care of by our love for life.

Just as we do not have to jump 10 feet across the room to grab our next breath, neither do we have to worry about food, water and shelter because it has all been taken care of as we each co-create Kindoms/Kin-Domains for everyone. Now everybody and everything of the dream of life that is Kindom/Paradise is free (has been set free once again). The issue is greed and selfishness, power and control trips, arrogance, ignorance, being fed many many lies and being traumatised. The issue is not overpopulation - there is more than enough land available for every family to have a hectare (2.5 acres Kin-Domain) to care for. The land of Australia can provide a Kin-Domain for every family across Earth, each with a food forest, clean fresh drinking water and plenty of space for building natural do no harm habitats and with plenty of land left over.

Everyone must have the freedom to take full-responsibility for their lives, for the water they drink, the food they eat and for their shelter. Currently, "The System" forces everyone to give up taking full-responsibility so that we become grown up children accustomed to sucking on the nipples of "The System" corporations for everything, having to use money to get by and to follow the rules of money because we are not co-creating freedom, peace, truth, joy and abundance for each other. Money only leads to haves and have nots and all the abuse, manipulation and distractions that we are subjected to as slaves to money.

When we give up living for other's Kindom dreams, we start creating hell ("The System") all around us because we become self-centred - now it's all about "my freedom","my money", "my land", "my belief", "my saviour", "mine", "mine","mine", "i","i", "i", "own", "own", "own", etc. To protect what we claim we own requires a man-made system with FORCE to protect those self-centred claims. This is ALL trauma based and all story-telling (brainwashing/braindirtying).

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NO SYSTEM = KINDOM/DO NO HARM COMMUNITIES photo Kindom_zpsa6d24e8a.jpg

Our true freedom comes when we set our thoughts of freedom into motion so that we live freedom rather than just talking and thinking about it while we still slave for "The System". Kindom will not happen while we meditate for hours in the bush or do yoga retreats or wait for Jesus or follow the processes of the OPPT (One People's Public Trust now called One People). This is not freedom because we are not living freedom because we are living the story-telling of Jesus or Zeitgeist or The Secret or Thrive or One Earth/Consciousness/People.

Living Kindom is very, very hard work as we set about repairing the damage to MAN/Earth/Nature that we are ALL responsible for but the burden becomes lighter the more of us put our life-energy into the dream of returning Earth to Paradise. Day-after-day, we all have to work our arses off until Kindom is all around us (MAN) once again. This is the price we pay to set each other free on a piece of land (Kin-Domain), so that no one is under the image-power (education/brainwashing/story-telling) of another MAN anymore and so that everyone can have their space of love to create and live their unique, do no harm dreams. This only happens once we have the Kindoms set up so that everyone is provided for.

Once we re-create the food forests, whether on land or in the suburbs, we can re-claim our freedom, breaking the strangle-hold of "The System" because we are no longer reliant on its services and benefits and no longer turning each other into slaves of "The System", cogs in the wheels of "The System" machine. If we don't put the effort in to set everyone and everything free all around us then we still live in HELL ("The System"). The key is to live for everyone else's freedom so that we can have it too.

From Bare Dirt To Abundance
A Year In The Life Of The
Love For Life Food Forest

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
8th February 2013
51 Minutes 46 Seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sJCcCvZ97A

From Bare Dirt To Abundance Part Two A
5th November 2014
http://youtu.be/TPTPn8tgcPI
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8545

From Bare Dirt To Abundance Part Two B
Coming Shortly

We live for NO SYSTEM. We do not lose anything by not having a man-made system and, in fact, we gain. We gain our freedom and we gain abundance. Let go of the fear.

The Cristian Family November 2006

A Collection Of Various Love For Life Posts
Providing The Big Picture We See

Sequential Order

We ask you to NOT believe anything we say/share and instead use scrutiny like an intense blow torch and go where the logic of truth/sense takes you. This is very, very important. Put everything you believe up to the test of scrutiny to see how it stacks up. If you are true to your heart/senses and go where the logic of truth/sense takes you will find that NO belief, etc, will stand up to the test of scrutiny. They just do not stack up because they are lies/fraud.

After you have watched and read all the material and any questions are left unanswered, send us your landline number and we will use the internet phone as a free unlimited call. We are on Sydney NSW Australia time. Best times for us to chat are between 11.00am and 6.00pm.

It is critical that you fully comprehend Image Power, "Spelling", Trauma, Reaction To Trauma, Curses, Processing Curses, Full-Responsibility/Liability, Limited Liability/Responsibility (passing-the-back), Slavery, Senses/Sense vs Non-Sense/Senses, Re-Presenting Intellectual Property such as but not limited to "Name", Storytelling/Storytellers, Duality, Black-Magic, Belief, Lies, "i", All Seeing "i" (eye), etc..... These themes and others are covered over and over and over again.

If you do not comprehend these insights and are unable to use your senses to sense your way through all the non-sense/non-sensory-images that enslave MAN under their image power (darkness = "The System" = Hell), men and women will remain deeply trapped under a terrible state of trauma. Our intention is to inspire you to remedy by showing you how to move away from reacting to trauma in all its nefarious and devious forms.

IMAGE POWER
Superb Diamond Range Interviewing
Arthur & Fiona Cristian 4th February 2014
http://youtu.be/qFnuuw3kLog
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8501

His-Story/Her-Story (History)
Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
2005-2007 - Re-posted July 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8529

The Dream Of Life Part 6
Under The Spell Of Intellectual Property

Arthur Cristian - 51 Minutes 52 Seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMK7CkU1ih8

Trauma Induced Fantasy
July 2013 Interview With
Jeanice Barcelo And Arthur & Fiona Cristian
http://youtu.be/CZVj-ddUoZw
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8500

The Dark Side Of The Moon
The Background To "The System"

Arthur & Fiona Cristian Interviewed By
Jahnick Leaunier, The Tru-Mon Show
24th August 2016
Love For Life - 142 Minutes
https://youtu.be/C5TViw1NLr4

Eric Dubay's Flat Earth Is A Cult
The Background To The System Part Two

Arthur & Fiona Cristian Chatting With
Jahnick Leaunier On The Tru-Mon Show
Love For Life - 31st August 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8585
154 Minutes
https://youtu.be/rCPWgEQg-2M

Eclipse Of The Sun - Video (Arthur swears in this video)
The Background To The System Part Three
Arthur & Fiona Cristian Chatting With
Jahnick Leaunier On The Tru-Mon Show
Love For Life - 25th October 2016
https://youtu.be/FMOsOi1kNRc

The "Name" Is The Mark Of The Beast
The Strawman Identifying
Your Slave Status In "The System"

By Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
5th February 2012 - 56 Minutes 25 Seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdOag66v7uo

The Satanic Craft Of Inculcation In Practice
Fiona's ACT Supreme Court Affidavit Explaining Inculcation & Illumination
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
4th March 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8578

The Spinning Top
Full Bloom Inculcation

Arthur And Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
Facebook Discussions Between The
8th December 2016
And
26th January 2017
Link: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/16/03/04/satanic-craft-inculcation-pra...

The Shit Of Death
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
28th January 2017
Link: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/16/03/04/satanic-craft-inculcation-pra...

The Selfie Of Freakenstein
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
17th March 2017
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8588

Three Sets Of Fiona Cristian Documents Filed With ACAT
Merged Into One Document For Downloading
https://www.scribd.com/document/327370355/Fiona-Cristian-Affidavit-ACT-S...

Fiona Cristian Affidavit
ACT Supreme Court / Court Of Appeal

https://www.scribd.com/doc/316218306/Three-Sets-of-Fiona-Cristian-Docume...

Dancing With Magic (Lies)
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Videos, Articles, Comments
And Pending E-Book
Love Fort Life
September 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8575

Dancing With Magic Part One
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
5th September 2015
https://youtu.be/hx7qJ7r2OS4

Dancing With Magic Part Two
Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
12th September 2015
https://youtu.be/b_KuEFdKmnA

Dancing With Magic Part Three
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
13th September 2015
https://youtu.be/9pJc1NfnAcI

Dancing With Magic (Lies) Part Four:
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
16th September 2015
https://youtu.be/kSVURGwm1Go

Introduction To Kindom Video
By Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
6th March 2015
https://youtu.be/7SspPm9wRgo

To Be Educated Is To Have No Soul
The System Is Soul Destroying

Frederick Malouf & Michael Tellinger's
Contrived Gifting
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
1st September 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8586

Illumination IS Definition
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
26th to 29th January 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8577

IMAGE POWER
The Nefarious Tactics Used
To Disguise Truth And Distract Us
From Remedy

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
24th January 2014
This post contains many recent Facebook comments
and email replies which collectively provides a big picture
into exposing the deception behind IMAGE POWER.
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8496

The Pull Of E-Motion
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
8th February 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8499

Processing Curses
A Lie Is A Curse
Liars Process Curses

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
26th February 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8503

How The System Is Really Constructed
Bouncing Back Curses Upon Curse Makers
To Stop Harm Forevermore

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
27th February 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8504

Slave To A Name
Parts One, Two, Three, Four,
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
3rd to 6th March 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8505

Educated Slaves
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
20th March 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8506

The Only Path To Freedom
Beware The False Steps

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 2nd April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8508

Free-Dumb For All
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 5th April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8510

Revoking The Ego
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 8th April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8511

How MAN Commits Spiritual Suicide
Arthur Cristian
Love For Life - 3rd April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8509

How To Detect Intel Operatives Working
For The New World Order Agenda
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 10th April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8512

How The Psyop Program & Intel Networks
Are Messing With Your Head +
His-Story/Her-Story

Arthur & Fiona Cristian - April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8513

Godzilla Through The Looking Glass
Destroyed By Name"

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 20th April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8514

What It's Going To Take
To Co-Create Freedom Forevermore

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 22nd April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8514

Falling For Fairy Stories
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 24th April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8514

A Disassociation From The Work
Of Kate of Gaia

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 17th May 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8517

Separating The Wheat From The Chaff
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 22nd May 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8516

Revolution Or Revolution
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 25th May 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8520

Routing Out Psyop Programs
Routs Out Intel Operatives
Exposing Max Igan's Psyop Program

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 31st May 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8524

The Psyop Program Scam
Behind Religion Belief Faith
& Associated Opinion

Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
11th June 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8525

Another Delusion
Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
11th June 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8526

A World Of Words Is A World Of Lies
Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
13th June 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8527

E-MAN
The Name Of The Beast Is MAN

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 9th May 2014
Includes Mountain MAN Arrested
Facebook Discussion About "Name"
Uploaded 25th June 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8528

E-Motion
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 13th August 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8537

Discussion With Brother Gregory
Clearly Demonstrating Christianity
Is Part Of The Problem
And Not The Solution

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
Between the 12th May 2014 and 30th August 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8542

The Psyop Program Behind Free Food
And Permaculture

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
29th October 2014
Facebook Discussion With Unconditional Love Moon
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8544

Head So Strong
Music and Vocals Arthur Cristian
Backing Vocals and Vocal Effects Arthur Cristian & Hannah Wood
Lyrics Fiona and Arthur Cristian
Written during our spare time between Aug & Oct 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG4UQCTsqwU

The Time Of Trauma That Destroys Us
Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
9th November 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8547

The Most Powerful Video On Spirituality
And Happiness FOR SLAVES
Or
How To Accept Slavery And Be Happy About It

Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
6th August 2014
Facebook Discussion About The Work Of Eckhart Tolle
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8548

What Can We Do What Can We See
Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
A series of Arthur Cristian Facebook
posts and discussions
between 17th and 21st November 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8552

The Misuse Of Love By Intel Networks
To Create Doubt And Uncertainty
With The Intention To Destroy Love
And Therefore Destroy MAN
(True Freedom, Peace, Joy, Abundance And Truth
For Everyone)

By Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
26th November 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8554

The Void Of E-GO That Is Spiritual Suicide
The Justification Of Laziness
That Perpetuates System Creature Comforts
Ensuring Our Fall

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
13th December 2014
Massive Update Occurred 14th Dec 2014 3.10pm Sydney Aust time
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8556

Darkness Visible Part One A, B, C, D
The Freemasonic World In Plain Sight
Decoding George Washington Lithographs

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
14th December 2014
Part One A http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8557
Part One B http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8567
Part One C http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8568
Part One D http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8569

Darkness Visible Part Two
Yin And Yang, Duality, Spiritual Suicide
And Frank O'Collins UCADIA / One Heaven

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
14th December 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8558

Darkness Visible Part Three
How The Word Sausage
Re-Presents The New World Order
Boiling Point & Out To Get Us

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
27th December 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8560

Darkness Visible Part Four
Aleister Crowley - Thelema - OTO
And The Black Magic Psychedelia Of The Intellect

Facebook Discussion
4th to 10th January 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8561

Darkness Visible Part Five
Living MAN Fiona Cristian's Standing
+ Decoding Judeo/Judaism

Fiona Cristian & Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
24th January 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8562

Darkness Visible Part Six
The Many Fingers Of The Hidden Hand Appearing
YouTube Community Flagged A Video
Posted To The ArthurLoveForLife YouTube Channel
As Being "Hate Speech"

Fiona Cristian & Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
4th February 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8563

Darkness Visible Part Seven
The Full Responsibility For Setting
True Freedom For All Into Motion
In Present-Sense Forevermore

Fiona Cristian & Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
10th February 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8564

Who We Really Are Does Not End
At The Surface Of Our Skin

Arthur Cristian & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 22nd February 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8565

Introduction To Kindom Video
By Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
6th March 2015
https://youtu.be/7SspPm9wRgo

The Rot Parts One, Two, Three
Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
5th June 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8571

"The Good Guys" And The "Bad Guys"
Working Together To Bring In
The New World Order

Arthur Cristian - 18th July 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8572

Can You Spot The Ego?
Where's Wally? Part One

Compilation of Facebook & Youtube
Insight Posts During Aug/Sept 2015
By Arthur Cristian
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8573

Can You Spot The Ego?
Where's Wally? Part Two

Compilation of Facebook & Youtube
Insight Posts During Aug/Sept 2015
By Arthur Cristian
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8576

Dancing With Magic (Lies)
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Videos, Articles, Comments
And Pending E-Book
Love Fort Life
September 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8575

Dancing With Magic Part One
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
5th September 2015
https://youtu.be/hx7qJ7r2OS4

Dancing With Magic Part Two
Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
12th September 2015
https://youtu.be/b_KuEFdKmnA

Dancing With Magic Part Three
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
13th September 2015
https://youtu.be/9pJc1NfnAcI

Dancing With Magic (Lies) Part Four:
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
16th September 2015
https://youtu.be/kSVURGwm1Go

Illumination IS Definition
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
26th to 29th January 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8577

The Satanic Craft Of Inculcation In Practice
Fiona's ACT Supreme Court Affidavit Explaining Inculcation & Illumination
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
4th March 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8578

The Dark Side Of The Moon
The Background To "The System" Part One

Arthur & Fiona Cristian Chatting With
Jahnick Leaunier On The Tru-Mon Show
Love For Life - 24th August 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8583

Eric Dubay's Flat Earth Is A Cult
The Background To The System Part Two

Arthur & Fiona Cristian Chatting With
Jahnick Leaunier On The Tru-Mon Show
Love For Life - 31st August 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8585

To Be Educated Is To Have No Soul
The System Is Soul Destroying
Frederick Malouf & Michael Tellinger's
Contrived Gifting

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
1st September 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8586

New Love For Life Kindom Facebook Group
Started March 2015
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1434747556816918
Includes 63 Minute
Introduction To Kindom Video
https://youtu.be/7SspPm9wRgo
By Arthur & Fiona Cristian
and
Facebook Kindom Group Guidelines
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8566
The Love For Life website home-page provides
the bigger-picture background to the themes
touched on in this video: http://loveforlife.com.au

Crop Circles Are A Massive Hoax
Facebook Discussion On Simon Kawai's Wall
Involving Arthur & Fiona Cristian
31st August 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8470

OPPT & Slavery Through Intellectual Conscription By Deceit
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
27th February 2013 onwards...
Part One: http://youtu.be/Qjp_9nlrBao
Part Two: http://youtu.be/tbybeOWZ-Bc
Part Three: http://youtu.be/yOWoxH-HbVw

Water Is The Life Of MANS Consciousness (Breath)
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life - 8th February 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8350
Part One: http://youtu.be/4ze66_33wxM - 70 Minutes 5 Seconds
Part Two: http://youtu.be/43gIi-sjxJc - 81 Minutes 13 Seconds
Part Three: http://youtu.be/oooY6W63K-M - 70 Minutes 18 Seconds

What Do You Believe On Origins?
Who Said There Was A Beginning?
Who's Truth Do You Accept?
Belief Is A Strange Idea.

Discussion Lyndell, Scott and Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Between March and April 2013
Posted 29th October 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8487

So You Want The Good Bits Of "The System"
But Not The Bad Bits?

By Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 12th August 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8468

Turning Away From The Reflection
Of MANS Looking Glass

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
30th April 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8404

REMEDY

From Bare Dirt To Abundance
A Year In The Life Of The
Love For Life Food Forest

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
8th February 2013
51 Minutes 46 Seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sJCcCvZ97A

From Bare Dirt To Abundance Part Two
5th November 2014
http://youtu.be/TPTPn8tgcPI
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8545

From Bare Dirt To Abundance Part Three
7th March 2016
60 Minutes
https://youtu.be/SH9i8ZStzWI

Love For Life Food Forest & Native Garden March 2016
Extension Of The Love For Life Food Forest And Establishment
Of A New Native Garden At The Front Of The Rental Property
In East Bowral - 24th October 2015 to Mid February 2016.
15 Minutes
https://youtu.be/y-Uz8HmnSIM

Control The Land
And You Control MAN On The Land
Displace MAN From Land
And You Turn MAN Into Slaves

Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
April 2011 (Updated 14th September 2011)
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8237

The Divine Spark
Facebook Discussion With Raymond Karczewski
Arthur & Fiona Cristian & Others
2nd October 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8483

Capturing Another MANS Uniqueness
A Facebook Debate With
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
And Raymond Karczewski
Starting 13th May 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8414

The Spell Is Broken
Taking The Land To Create Kindom

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
3rd March 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8365

The Steps Of Kindom
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life 2006/2007
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8304

To explore these themes in greater detail go here where you can find links to all our Love For Life comments, articles, debates, discussions, videos, podcasts, etc: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3385

All the best
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life

Website: http://loveforlife.com.au
Email : action@loveforlife.com.au
Mobile : 0011 61 418 203204 - (0418 203204)
Snail Mail: PO Box 1320 Bowral 2576 NSW Australia
Facebook Arthur Cristian : http://www.facebook.com/arthurcristian
YouTube Arthur Cristian : http://www.youtube.com/ArthurLoveForLife

Register To The Love For Life Mailing List: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/09/05/14/mailing-list

Facebook Group Why Aren't We Free Discussion : http://www.facebook.com/164918753537287
Facebook Group Kindom/Do No Harm Community Discussion : http://www.facebook.com/151811728195925

Links below will kick in when the professionally recorded Love For Life music is released.

SoundCloud : http://soundcloud.com/loveforlife
Nimbit Music : http://www.nimbitmusic.com/loveforlife
Twitter : https://twitter.com/loveforlifemusi
Facebook Music : http://www.facebook.com/loveforlifemusic
YouTube Love For Life Music : http://www.myspace.com/loveforlifemusic
MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/loveforlifemusic
Google + Fiona Cristian : https://plus.google.com/100490175160871610090

Peaceful Transition Through Sacrifice And Service

We feel there is an essential peaceful do no harm transition required to get all of MAN back to standing on MANS feet without reliance upon another MAN for water, food, shelter. As it stands everyone in "The System" are highly dependent and reliant on the "group mind-set" that forms "The System" of slaves providing services and benefits for the emotionally addicted slaves to "The System" (and you can put us in the same basket too). The transition is to get MAN back to relying ONLY on nature without 3rd party interlopers, intermeddlers, interceders getting in the way. The transition is a team effort with the foresight for setting all of MAN free down-the-line so that MAN is no longer dependent on slaves and masters providing services, benefits, privileges and exclusivity while being bound to contracts, rituals, procedures, conditions, rules & regulations which compromises MAN severely.

This transition is all about shifting from limited liability/responsibility to full liability/responsibility. This full responsibility is all about caring for our health, nature all around us, clean uncorrupted (pure) water and food, partner/co-creator, children, shelter, animal-friends in partnership, etc. In "The System", we are already together destroying each other - we have to come together to create peace together so that we can all have peace. We cannot live peacefully when we are islands, not taking full responsibility for the lives of those around us until EVERYONE can take full responsibility for their life, which means that EVERYONE is healed of system trauma. In "The System", we all come together to make slaves of each other - now is the moment to come together to set each other free, to live for each other's freedom, peace, joy and abundance. Once we have set each other free, we are free.

Control The Land
And You Control MAN On The Land
Displace MAN From Land
And You Turn MAN Into Slaves

Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
April 2011 (Updated 14th September 2011)
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8237

The Spell Is Broken
Taking The Land To Create Kindom

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
3rd March 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8365

"The Steps Of Kindom"
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8304

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Once we fix these issues, we or our children or our descendants to come, can start focusing on the even bigger picture of getting back to where our ancestors were, as breatharyan's, before they fell into non-sense images to be enslaved by them.

All the best to you and your family
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life

The Cristian Family November 2006

The Cristian Family Declaration

The Cristian family and The Love for Life Campaign are apolitical, non-religious, non-violent, anti weapons, anti drugs (both pharmaceutical and recreational) and anti any ideology that denies the existence of Do No Harm Communities (Kindoms) and suppresses the uniqueness and freedom of all men, women and children.

The Cristian family and our Love For Life work is unaligned to any big business corporation, intelligence agency, government body, "system" law, "system" think tanks, "system" green or environmental movements, religion, cult, sect, society (fraternity, brotherhood, sisterhood, order, club, etc,) secret or not, hidden agenda, law or sovereignty group, occult, esoteric, New Age or Old Age.

The Cristian family supports and promotes the remedy that brings an everlasting peace, freedom, truth, joy, abundance and do no harm for all of life without causing loss of uniqueness or the need for having slaves and rulers. We are not into following the one in front or being shepherds for sheeple. Most importantly, we take full-responsibility for everything we think, feel and do.

The Cristian family are not Christians.

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life

December 2006

The Cristian Family November 2006

THE CRISTIAN FAMILY PLEDGE

Being of clear brain, heart and intention, we each declare the following to be true:

• We have no intention of ending our own lives.

• We will not tolerate suppression of truth, ideas, freedom, or our work. We stand for freedom of speech.

• We stand together to support others in the expression of truths and freedom to speak out no matter how radical those ideas may seem.

• Standing for freedom takes courage; together we shall be strong in the face of all odds.

• If it is ever claimed that we have committed suicide, encountered an unfortunate accident, died of sickness/disease, disappeared, been institutionalized, or sold out financially or in any other way to self-interested factions, we declare those claims false and fabricated.

• We testify, assert and affirm without reservation, on behalf of all those who have dedicated their lives to the ending of secrecy and the promotion of freedom of thought, ideas and expression that we shall prevail.

• We Do Not Have Multiple Personality Disorders

Arthur Cristian
Fiona Cristian
Jasmin Lily Cristian
Emma Rose Cristian
Frances Hannah Cristian
Xanthe Jane Cristian

15th December 2006 (Edited/Updated 18th September 2011)

The Cristian Family November 2006

Update Regarding The Love For Life
Home Page And Quick User Guide

We are turning the Love for Life Quick User Guide http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6608 into a blog of all the main insights of our work since March 2005, whether through articles, videos, podcasts or discussions/debates.

As we do not have the time to compile everything we have written into a book, as many have suggested we do, compiling all our most important work into one area of the website is a way of providing easy access to this work so those interested are able to fully comprehend the big picture.

Instead of having to find our different articles, videos, etc, in various parts of the website, it will all be accessible here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6608 and here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3385.

Love For Life Videos

As amateurs and posted in the Quick User Guide below the Facebook links, we're currently creating and posting a series of videos called "The Dream Of Life" which covers the ground of all the Love For Life insights. We plan to have the videos completed by December 31st 2012. Once this is behind us, our intention is to create a 2 hour or so video covering the body of this work. All videos are embedded in the quick user guide http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6608 and uploaded in Arthur's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ArthurLoveForLife.

Love For Life Music

We have started recording songs, with others, that express the themes of Love For Life. They are now being posted on Arthur's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ArthurLoveForLife and are embedded in the quick user guide http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6608. We have over 100 songs to record. A few rough demos have already been used as the soundtrack on the first "Dream of Life" video.

About Us - Love For Life & The Cristian Family

Also, everything we, the Cristian family, have gone through, from bank fraud and the theft of the family home to death threats and attempts on Arthur's life, is documented in the Quick User Guide too. If you, the reader, are prepared to put the effort in, you will comprehend the extent to which we have all been tricked into becoming slaves, giving up our uniqueness and our full-responsibility for life and destroying everything of life to the point where life is in danger of dying out completely. You will also comprehend the remedy to all this chaos; a remedy that requires only love for life and the determination to do what needs to be done. Though our focus is very strongly on the remedy that creates a world of freedom, truth, peace, joy, abundance and Do No Harm for all of life without loss of uniqueness or the need for slaves and rulers, we realise that it is vital to comprehend how to get there and what stops us from getting there. This is why there is so much information on the hows and whys of everything going wrong in the world today. We are not into peddling conspiracy theories, we are into routing out all forms of organised crime.

Saturday 26th November 2011

Arthur and Fiona Cristian
Love For Life

Website: http://loveforlife.com.au
Email: action@loveforlife.com.au
Mobile: 0011 61 418 203204 - (0418 203204)
Facebook Arthur Cristian: http://www.facebook.com/arthurcristian
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MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/loveforlifemusic
Google + Fiona Cristian: https://plus.google.com/100490175160871610090
Register To The Love For Life Mailing List: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/09/05/14/mailing-list

1. For The Body Of The Love For Life Work by Arthur and Fiona Cristian

Which Unravels The Reasons For The Chaos, Mayhem and Confusion Being Experienced In The World Today, Explains The Need For "Community Immunity" and Responsibility, and Focuses On The Creation Of Kindoms - Do No Harm, Life-Sustainable Communities (As The Remedy That Heals All Mans Woes) - And How We Can Co-Create Them. For Comments, Articles And Discussions, Go Here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3385 - Also Go Here To See Podcasts And Videos Posted by Arthur & Fiona Cristian: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/7309 - The Information Shared Comes From Inspiration, Intuition, Heartfelt-Logic And Information Gathered From Nature And Many Amazing Men And Women Along The Way. It Is Not Found In Any Books Or Channellings, Or Talked About By "Experts". Go Here To Read A Brief Synopsis Of Why We Started Love For Life: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8182

2. For Information About The Ringing Cedars of Russia Series

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/1125 and for more on Eco Homes, Villages, Organic and Permaculture Gardening and Life-Sustainability, etc, go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3641 and here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/1985 and Mikhail Petrovich Shchetinin - Kin's School - Lycee School at Tekos: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/5173

3. For How To Eat A Raw, Living Food Diet,

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/5068 - LIFE is information. When we distort LIFE and then eat, drink, absorb, think, feel, hear, see, touch, taste, smell and perform these distortions, the information of LIFE, your LIFE, our LIFE, our children's lives, everyone's LIFE, is distorted.

4. To Find A Menu For The Extensive Research Library (over 8,000 items posted embodying over 11,000 documents, pdf's, videos, podcasts, etc)

Which Covers Topics From Health to Chemtrails/Haarp to Brain Control to Archaeology to Astronomy Geocentricity Heliocentricity to Pandemics Bird Flu Swine Flu to Fluoride to Cancer to Free Energy to Global Warming, 9/11, Bali Bombings, Aspartame, MSG, Vaccinations, Aids/HIV, Mercury, New World Order, Satanism, Religions, Cults, Sects, Symbolism, etc, etc, go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/82

5. If You Would Like To Read About The Cristian Family NSW Supreme Court Case

(Macquarie Bank/Perpetual Limited Bank Fraud Condoned By Judges, Registrars, Barristers, Lawyers, Politicians, Public Servants, Bureaucrats, Big Business and Media Representatives - A Crime Syndicate/Terrorist Organisation) Which Prompted The Creation Of This Love For Life Website December 2006, And The Shooting And Torture Of Supporters Who Assisted Us In Reclaiming The Family Home, Joe Bryant And His Wife, Both In Their Late 70's, go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/5 And Read Some Of Our Email Correspondence With Lawyer Paul Kean - Macedone Christie Willis Solari Partners - Miranda Sydney May 17th-June 27th 2006: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/7300

6. For The Stories Of Other Victims Of The System,

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/australian_stories (If you have a story you would like us to put up, we would love to here from you:
action @ loveforlife.com.au)

7. For Documentation Of Harm Done By The Powers-That-Be And Their Representatives,

Evidence Revealing How Victims Did Not Break The Peace, Caused No Crime or Harm, There Were No Injured Parties. Documenting Incontrovertible Evidence Demonstrating How The Powers That Be (PTB) And Their Lackeys Will Break All The Laws They Are Supposed To Uphold. They Will Kidnap, Intimidate, Terrorise, Rape, Pillage, Plunder And Lie And Take Responsibility For None Of It. All Part Of Their Tactics Of Using Fear And Trauma To Keep Us In Our Place. Relatives Of Those Under Their Radar Are Also Not Safe From Attack And Intimidation. All Starting From A $25 Fine For Not Voting And A $65 Fine For Not Changing A Dog Registration. We Do Not Have Freedom And Can Only Appear To Have Freedom If We Comply. Regardless How Small The Matter The PTB Throw Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars Away To Enforce Their Will.... Go Here:
Fiona Cristian Reply To State Debt Recovery Office - Part One to Part Ten - From 17th October 2008 And Still Continuing:
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6319 or
Fiona Cristian Reply To State Debt Recovery Office
Part One: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/5742 - From 17th October 2008
Part Two: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6135 - From 18th December 2008
Part Three: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6295 - From 9th January 2009
Part Four: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6296 - From 14th January 2009
Part Five: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6375 - The Sick Puppy - From 20th February 2009
Part Six: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6390 - Police Officers, Sheriff’s Officers, Tow Truck Driver and State Debt Recovery Office Blatantly Ignore the Law To Rape, Pillage and Plunder The Private Property Of Fiona Cristian - From 11th March 2009
Part Seven: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6445 - Affidavit Of Truth - Letter To The Queen + Australia: Fascism is Corporatism - From 30th March 2009
Part Eight: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6652 - The Pirates Auction And The Ghost Of VSL386 - From 4th April 2009
Part Nine: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/7073 - Arthur Cristian's Letter To Pru Goward MP - From 15th December 2009
Part Ten: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/7500 - Should We Be In Fear Of Those Who Claim To Protect Us? "Roman Cult" Canon Law - Ecclesiastical Deed Poll - The Work Of Frank O'Collins - From 13th October 2010

8. If You Are Interested In Information On Freedom From Statutes, Rule-Of-Law, Free Man/Free Woman, Strawman, "Person" and Admiralty Law (The Law Of Commerce),

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/895 - For Common Law, Democracy, Constitution, Trial By Jury, Fee Simple, etc, go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/category/main/law-articles-documents

9. If You Are Interested In Banking and Money Created (Fiat/Credit/Debt/Mortgage/Loan/Overdraft etc) Out-Of-Thin-Air, How Banks Counterfeit Money,

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/banks

10. For A List Of All The Latest Posts In The Love For Life Website,

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/tracker

11. For Links To Many Hundreds Of Videos, DVDs And Podcasts

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/video_dvd

12. To See The Cristian Family Pledge, Legal and other Disclaimers

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/06/12/05/love-life-legal-disclaimer

13. To Read About How A Representative Of The NSW Jewish Board Of Deputies Had Threatened To Shut Down The Love For Life Website

go here: Part One: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6616 Part Two: THE STEVE JOHNSON REPORT AND VIDEO: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6665 and Part Three: Latest Update On James Von Brunn: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6673

Conscious Love Always
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
action @ loveforlife.com.au
www.loveforlife.com.au
0418 203204 (int: 0011 61 418 203204)
PO Box 1320 Bowral 2576 NSW Australia

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THE CRISTIAN FAMILY SUPPORTS
FREEDOM OF SPEECH - FREEDOM OF THOUGHT

The Cristian Family November 2006

Posted Wednesday 17th June 2009
Updated September 2011

NSW Jewish Board Of Deputies
Has Threatened To Shut Down
The Love For Life Website

No Freedom Of Speech - No Freedom Of Thought

Love For Life does not support harm doing in any shape or form. However, we are supporters of free speech and post articles, documentaries, etc, that represent a wide cross section of ideas. See the Love For Life extensive research library where over 6000 documents, articles and videos are posted: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/82. We clearly see the evidence of the destruction to MAN and the earth that has been caused by ALL religions over the centuries and are therefore not supporters of religions, cults, sects or any group that demands conformity of thought, speech or action, or has rules, regulations or rituals that must be followed. Religions, nationalities and cultural "identities" are formed as a result of the brainwashing we receive from childhood. They are part of the tactics the Establishment uses to keep us all divided from one another and fighting one another.

All religions promote discrimination and division, leading to hatred and even violence and murder. None of them have yet to produce a remedy to all the suffering, poverty, unhappiness and discrimination in the world. If any religion truly had the remedy to all the suffering on earth, there would no longer be any suffering. What have Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, atheism and the New Age done to end the suffering in the world?

Since December 2006, there have been many attempts to take down the Love For Life website. Any attempts have been thwarted by Love For Life supporters inundating the harm-doers with emails, etc, objecting to them taking down the website for a variety of reasons. The trouble makers usually back off when they realise that they can post all their views, arguments, beliefs, etc, in the Love For Life website without censorship or restriction imposed. They get to see that even the Queen, Pope, Prime Minister, President of America, etc, can post all their views without hindrance or sabotage and that we support freedom of speech/thought which means we support the right of all sides to express their views.

Of note, there is a vast amount of information posted in the Love For Life website which we do not agree with but we leave it all up because we refuse to be biased, opinionated or self-centered/self-serving. Of the many thousands of comments posted over the years we have only removed posts containing secret links to commercial advertisements, terrible foul language, threats of violence and death, etc, and attacks on other people's characters that avoid the subject/debate at hand. Besides links to advertisements, we have taken down less than six comments due to the above. We usually leave everything up, all warts and all, even those posts threatening to do terrible things to Fiona, our children, our dogs, our friends, family & supporters, etc.

The Love For Life website has information from all sides on many subjects, whether about Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Law, health, psychology, mind control, vaccination, aspartame, MSG, Chemtrails etc. There are over 11,000 articles, documentaries etc on the website and they are so diverse that we are sure that everyone would be able to find something they loved and something they hated, if they took the time to search. If we removed all the articles hated by everyone, there would probably be nothing left! We are not anti anyone but freedom of speech is freedom of speech and no one should condemn the work of another without taking the time to research the subject themselves. Yes, there are articles by those who have a less-than-rosy-viewpoint of Judaism, but there are also articles on the dark side of Tibetan Buddhism (and it is very dark) for those who are interested in the truth: Tibet - Buddhism - Dalai Lama: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6271 Should the authors of these articles be abused and imprisoned for daring to challenge the widely conceived reputation of Buddhism as being the religion of peace and love and that of the Dalai Lama as a saint, or should those interested be allowed to study the work and come to their own conclusions? The same applies to all the articles, documentaries, etc, about Christianity, Islam, Freemasonry, New World Order, etc.

The Love for Life website also shows how the Rule of Law, the Bar, the Government, the Monarchy, the system of commerce, the local, national and multi/trans-national private corporations, all the courses and careers on offer from our universities, all the educators, scientists, academics and experts, the aristocrats and the Establishment bloodlines have also done NOTHING to end the suffering in the world. The website maps the insanity of a world where there is no help for those in need, just as there was no help available for us when we were victims of terrible bank fraud: "NSW Supreme Court Case - Macquarie Bank/Perpetual Limited vs Fiona Cristian - Victims Of Bank Fraud Condoned By Judges" http://loveforlife.com.au/node/5 (orchestrated, condoned and protected by an international crime syndicate/terrorist organisation of judges, barristers, registrars, lawyers, politicians, banksters, big business representatives, media moguls and other lackeys who, all together, put up a wall of silence despite our trying many, many avenues. After the family home was stolen and business destroyed we were left close to poverty and destitution caring for 4 young daughters. Three years later not much has changed regardless of all our efforts. Where were all the followers of all the religions to help us? Or do we have to be members of those religions to receive help from others involved in them?

The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies accused us of being anti - Jewish, see: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6616 and http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6665 because we had posted an excerpt from James von Brun's book: Kill the Best Gentiles: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6054 in which he blames Jews for the problems of the world. Obviously this is not our view because of what we have stated above. We do not hate anyone, whatever religion they follow. We are always open to talk to any religious leader or politician and meet with any judge, member of the Bar, experts, academics, educators etc to share the remedy we offer that heals all the divisions between MAN and MAN, and MAN and the EARTH.

Today, a representative of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies is threatening to close the website down, because they have decided it is anti - Jewish and that we promote racism. What has the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies done to end the suffering in the world? Can they show that they are concerned with the suffering of ALL men, women and children AND ARE SEEN TO BE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT or are they only concerned with Jewish affairs? If so, they, along with all the other religions that only care for their own, are part of the problem, not part of the solution. The man who rang Arthur today was only concerned with Jewish affairs; he was not interested in our intentions or in anybody else, just as most Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Catholics, etc, are only interested in their own. While we separate ourselves into groups, dividing ourselves from others with rules, regulations, rituals, procedures and conditions, we will never solve our problems.

No matter what we in the Western World Civilisation of Commerce have been promised by our politicians, religious leaders, scientists, educators, philosophers, etc, for the past two hundred years, all we have seen is ever-increasing destruction of men, women and children and the earth. None of the so-called experts and leaders we have been taught to rely on are coming up with a solution and none of them are taking full-responsibility for the fact that they can't handle the problem. All religious books talk about end times full of destruction and suffering but why do we have to follow this program when there is an alternative to hatred, mayhem and death? Why are our leaders following the program of destruction and death rather than exploring the alternatives? It seems that any mainstream politician, priest or academic are only interested in supporting the RULES OF THE DIVIDE, that maintain the haves and the have nots. For 200+ years, 99% of the world population have been so trained to pass on their responsibility for themselves, others and the earth, that the 1% of the population that make up the leaders of the rest of us are making all the decisions leading to the destruction of all of us and the earth. Let's not forget the education system that brainwashes the 99% of the population that we are free and have equal rights while, in fact, we are feathering the nests of those at the top.

At the root of all our problems is self-centredness, an unwillingness nurtured by the Establishment that keeps us concerned only with our own needs rather than the needs of others around us and the Earth. Instead of creating and releasing acts of love for those around us as gifts to benefit them and the earth, we take, take and take, until there is nothing left. The whole point of the Love for Life website is to show people the root of all our problems and to share the remedy. The extensive research library is there to attract browsers and to provide access to information not available through mainstream channels. If the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies can, after careful examination of our work, prove that anything we are saying is wrong, we will be happy to accept their proof. If they cannot, and they are still insistent on closing the website down, they will be showing themselves to be traitors to MAN because they are not interested in pursuing any avenue that can end the suffering in the world.

All religions, corporations and organisations that support and maintain the Western World Civilisation of Commerce are part of the problem because our civilisation is a world of haves and have nots, racism, violence, hatred, poverty, sickness, discrimination, abuse, starvation, homelessness, corruption, collusion, vindictiveness, social unrest, arrogance, ignorance, fear, war and chaos. While we support civilisation, we support death and destruction because ALL civilisations that have ever existed are apocalyptic by design.

If we truly want peace on earth and freedom for all, we have to let go of all that which keeps us divided, and come together as MAN, conscious living co-creators of creation. The Love For Life website offers a remedy to the problems we all face in the form of DO NO HARM COMMUNITIES: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3641 For more details see here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6511 and here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3385 - We also highly recommend that everyone read the brilliant Russian books called The Ringing Cedars: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/1125 - The Love For Life Website Homepage also provides lots of inspiring remedy based information: http://loveforlife.com.au - If you want to be kept up to date with our work please register to the Love For Life Mailing List here: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/09/05/14/mailing-list. We usually send two postings per month. Presently (September 2011) there are over 7000 registrations reaching over 500,000 readers across Earth. The website now (September 2011) receives up to 12 million hits per month. Since December 2006, over 100 million people have visited the Love For Life website.

Conscious Love Always
Arthur and Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
17th June 2009

The Cristian Family November 2006

Clarification Regarding Our Intentions
Behind The Use Of Donations

The Love For Life website is offered for free without a fee and without any conditions attached. If people are inspired to donate money, then we accept their gift and have provided an avenue for them to support the work we do through Fiona's Paypal or ANZ bank account http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8515. There is no obligation whatsoever to donate and all are equally welcome to our work and to our "time", whether they donate or not. Over the last 9 years, all the Love For Life work has been put out for free and it has often been donations from supporters that have enabled us to renew the domain name, etc, to keep the website going. While some complain that we have an avenue for donations, others complained when we didn't! Either use it or don't - the choice is yours.

Since Love For Life started March 2005 and website December 2006, Arthur has worked 16 hours a day, 7 days a week unpaid for much of this period, putting together the website and sharing insights to wake people up to what has been done to them, whether through the 11,500+ individual articles, videos, podcasts, debates, discussions, pdf's, research documents, etc, found amongst the 8,500+ posts, as well as helping many, many men and women over the phone, and through email, website correspondence, Facebook and YouTube, and creating the Love For Life food forest vege garden and Love For Life music recording studio. This is our life is a gift commitment to serve MAN/Nature/Earth but we are still severely compromised by "The System" and still have to give to Caesar what is claimed to belong to Caesar, which is where the donations help us.

Fiona & Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
21st July 2014