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I’ve used it for many years. My dogs haven’t complained yet!
I use the dry food.
We only use pedigree brand for our bulldogs
It’s the only brand I use. I get the small crunchy bites (I think that’s what it’s called). We got a dog from someone, a chocolate lab, who had really messed up fur and skin. We started her on Pedigree right away and put some skin and coat treatment on top, and within a week her coat was glossy and healthy. Even after we stopped using the treatment, she stayed perfectly healthy. I would definitely recommend it.
WAY BAD. read the ingredients and look up meat-by-products on yahoo. gross
go for a high quality all natural food.
I would not feed my dog this brand or any other ‘supermarket’ brand of food. I think Merrick and Innova foods are superior. Check the ingredients – that type of food is full of grain … you want a high quality food that is full of meat – chicken, lamb, turkey, etc.
it is really garbage. full of corn, soy, & wheat, all things dogs are allergic to. dogs do not digest corn either. by products, fillers
there are no decent foods from the grocery store or WM
start searching for food ingredients – google “natura” & go on the comparison wizard
I don’t think much about it. I would rather feed Pedigree than many of the so-called premium brands that have been having recalled product after recalled product. Pedigree hasn’t been in the recall yet and dogs can survive on it. For health, I’d say the best bet is to feed a raw diet or home cooked diet being sure to research either for correct balance.
Recently, another batch of Ol Roy dry food has been recalled because of salmonella and the FDA disclosed that an UN-NAMED brand of dog food came up positive for ACETAMINOPHEN, CYANURIC ACID and MELAMINE. Since they aren’t naming the company, who can be sure of ANY commercial food? It’s disturbing at best.
I think it is crap. It is not a quality food. Just look at the ingredients!~~GROUND YELLOW CORN, CHICKEN BY-PRODUCT MEAL, MEAT AND BONE MEAL, CORN GLUTEN MEAL. Hmmmmm…..that’s an awful lot of CORN! When you go to buy food for your dog, the first 3 or 4 ingredients should be MEAT. And not by-products! I recommend Canidae, Innova or Eagle Pack.
Pedigree has more corn and by-products in it than protein or other quality ingredients. Check out dogfoodanalysis.com to find a great dog food!
my dogs dont like pedigree.. ive tried purina which for awhile they were eatting it then they stopped.. instead I feed them royal canine.. which they love!!
Bad you mite as well let them eat garbage. Anything you can by in a grocery store is no good
My dogs (2-yr old boxer and 4-mo old boston terrier) both love Pedigree Beneful. I know a lot of the answers on here talk about corn and this and that, but I really think you owe it to yourself financially to try it out first, and see how your dog reacts to it. If the dog gets constipated, or allergic, THEN is when you start looking at the higher-end foods.
What I do is talk to my vet about how much moisture, protein, fats, etc. that my dogs need in their diet, and then I find their food based on that. Both of my dogs are very high-energy and very intelligent and neither seems to have any problem with the food.
I think it’s just smarter to start at the reasonable level of dog foods and then move up only if you have to.
MY OSCARS LOVE IT.
Despite all the opinions on non PREMIUM foods I fed my English Setter Pedigree all her life & she was alwasy happy healthy & lived to be 15 years old….never had ANY problems w her health so depsite what people say I realy cant knock it……I was feeding it to my pug but being as it does contain more fillers it tends to be more fattening so I had to switch her food, shes now on PUrina One & shes lost almost 5 pouns & is healthier than ever!!! but yeah I see no problems w Pedigree
as far as i know, Pedigree is a good brand. My dog didnt really care for it too much. She likes PURINA DOG CHOW. I have a small dog so she is kind of picky and gets bored with food sometimes so i had to switch it up a couple of times and i have found that Purina works for her.
I asked my vet about Pedigree…she siad it was fine
Nasty stuff. I could probably think of worse things to feed, but not many. If it is the only thing you can afford, then it won’t kill your dog (at least not right away) but if you can afford better than go with something else.
The number one first ingredient? Corn. Dog food companies don’t use corn because it is a quality source of nutrition, they use it because it is cheap. While I don’t think that corn or other grains are necessarily bad for dogs, it most certainly shouldn’t be the biggest part of their diet. Many health and behavioral issues have successfully been traced to corn. Some dogs do ok on it, and some do very poorly on it.
The second ingredient? Meat and bone meal. Since it doesn’t specify a meat source, ANY mammal is fair game (including euthanized dogs and cats from shelters and roadkill) and the actual source of the meat can (and usually does) change for every batch. Not only can the source change from batch to batch, but according to AAFCO standards it is not required to come from slaughtered animals…meaning that it could come from animals who died of disease or other natural causes.
Next is corn gluten meal. This isn’t really a harmful ingredient, but it serves no nutritional purpose. The main reason for using this ingredient is to bind the food together. Plus, dogs who have issues with corn can still react to it.
Then comes “Animal Fat preserved with BHA/BHT.” Again, animal fat does not specify a source and according to AAFCO standards can come from any mammal or poultry source and does not have to be from slaughtered animals. Again, this means that dogs, cats, roadkill, spoiled food from supermarkets, and animals who have died from disease are all legally fair game. BHA and BHT are both chemical preservatives that have been banned from use in human foods in several countries (not the United States) because of strong evidence that they are carcinogens (ie cause or contribute to cancer). While these preservatives may be ok for use in human snack foods that are consumed once in a while, I seriously doubt they are safe to feed every single day as an ingredient in food.
These are just the first four ingredients…and they are all ingredients that I would rather avoid in my dog’s food. In addition to these poor quality ingredients, Pedigree also includes salt, which is usually added to make the food taste better (there should be adequate amounts of salt in the other ingredients for nutritional purposes) and can contribute to health problems, including heart and kidney disease. And four different artificial colorings…all of which have been suggested to cause various kinds of cancer in several studies. Again, these artificial colorings may be safe when they are used in foods that are ingested occasionally but when you are feeding them day in and day out, the risk of them causing health problems is just too great for me to feel comfortable feeding them. Besides, artificial coloring serves absolutely no nutritional purpose and is only used because it makes the food look prettier to people. I would never feed a dog food that used artificial coloring unless I had no other option. After all, if the company feels that insecure about the nutritional value of their food that they think they need to make the food look yummy to the humans who are buying it, why should I trust that it really is healthy and nutritious?
To tell if a dog food is good or bad, read the label. The first ingredient should be a specified meat meal (ie lamb meal, chicken meal, etc) or a specified meat source followed by a specified meat meal as the second ingredient. It is important that if a specified meat is the first ingredient the second ingredient is a specified meat meal and NOT a grain because the ingredients are listed on the label in order of weight BEFORE processing. Since meat is mostly water,if the first ingredient is meat, the actual amount of meat after processing (where most of the moisture is removed) will actually be less than the second ingredient. There should be no more than two grains in the first five ingredients (as I said earlier, grains aren’t necessarily bad but they should not make up the majority of the food). Personally I don’t like to see corn anywhere in the first five or six ingredients. Many companies trick people by putting meat as the first ingredient and splitting the grain. For example, a dog food that lists lamb, brewers rice, oatmeal, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, and whole grain corn has far more grain than meat in it. In fact, that particular food probably has more corn (since it lists corn gluten meal fourth and whole grain corn sixth…two sources of corn) than lamb (which is listed first, but remember that it is first because it weighs more than the other ingredients before processing, where most of the weight is removed by removal of moisture). Also avoid any foods that list salt or sugar (including fructose and glucose) since these ingredients do not offer any nutritional benefits and are usually added to improve the taste. And of course, artificial colorings, since these are only ever used to make dog food look appealing to humans.
Good food may cost a little more per bag than the cheap grocery store garbage, but your pet will be healthier in the long run which could save you money in vet bills later. Plus a quality dog food has fewer fillers and your dog will produce smaller, less stinky stools. Last time my dog got into a cheap food like dog chow or pedigree her stool was very very loose and stank to high heavan…not to mention a very alarming shade of orange. If my dog’s stool always looked like that, I don’t think I would continue to own a dog.
A lot of people, including me, really like Canidae. It has quality ingredients and is very reasonably priced. If that’s too expensive, Diamond brand Naturals are also pretty good. A little heavy on the grains for my tastes, but the ingredients still look good and my dog did well on the lamb and rice formula before we switched to Canidae.
any dog food you can buy in a supermarket is junk. You need to go to a pet food store to get quality food. They are what they eat, they need good quality food. I feed w ysong for my younger dog and bil jac for my old gal. Bil jac is all organ meat, no fillers, only reason I don’t feed it to the younger one is because dogs tend to like it to much and eat more thus putting on to many pounds
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