Consumer Wellness Center has posted a nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients commonly found in pet food products, canned and dry. The list was created by a joint effort between pet food formulator Dr. Lisa Newman, consumer health advocate Mike Adams and the Consumer Wellness Center. (Conflict of interest: Dr. Newman sells her own line of dog food and cat food which is why we would take a cautious approach with the review.)
The ingredients of 448 popular pet food products sold in the United States were analyzed and organized by frequency of use and rated from 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the best.
What’s on the 1-star list? Wheat gluten, corn gluten, ground corn, rice, and many others. Rice protein concentrate received 2 stars.
More on the nutritional review after the jump.
From the press release:
“Given the atrocious track record of pet food safety in the United States, we felt an urgent need to publish a tell-all reference guide that had the courage to reveal the truth about commonly used pet food ingredients,” said Mike Adams, the executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center. “Consumers need to know what’s really in their pet food, and there is an urgent need for the pet food industry to clean up its act and stop poisoning dogs, cats and other pets with toxic ingredients that cause cancer, diabetes and other diseases,” Adams said.