What is the best cheap dog food on the market today? Many years ago there was no such thing as buying dog food in bags. As time has elapsed more and more dog foods have appeared on the market and competition has become great. In my humble opinion, I feel dog owners have become too trusting in euphemisms.
To be honest, there will be very little quality meat, if any at all in this so called ‘best cheap dog food’. The label will state ‘meal’ or ‘meat meal’, and you will be left in the dark not knowing which specific meat it is.
The packaging may even use euphemisms like ‘chicken flavor’, to convince you it’s excellent and tasty. However, shockingly this food will usually be skin, bones, feet, head, intestines, feathers and much more.
In fact, it will contain just about anything humans wouldn’t eat, so in my humble opinion why should our dogs eat it?
Is there such thing as ‘best cheap dog food’?
Low-grade quality foods are harmful to our pets; these foods do not digest well in their little stomach. Eventually, and it is a possibility that our dogs may suffer some sort of illness as a result of eating cheap food.
Additionally and often, allergies are a result of dogs eating meager foods. Common signs of allergies are intolerance’s, lethargy, vomiting, itching, rashes and more. Although food intolerance’s can be as painful as an allergy, allergies can be much more serious since death could occur.
For further reading take a look at ‘Getting to Grips with Dog Food Allergies‘.
Some of these so called best cheap dog foods are also saturated with carbolic acid, fuel oil, citronella oil and many other chemicals to denature them before the cooking process.
Is there any wonder our dogs are sick with these so called best cheap dog foods?
Check the labels of the protein quantity; denatured meal often contains only 4% or less. Our pets are being subject to ill health because some dog foods literally have no health benefits.
A lot of cheap dog food is manufactured by companies such as Colgate Palmolive, Mars Inc. and Procter & Gamble; their stance on animal welfare is not too pretty.
Hopefully i’ve put you off buying so called ‘best cheap dog food’, if so avoid buying brands that are connected to food food giants. Search for brands that really care for your dog, they’re out there, but usually they’re the one’s that stand alone.
Take a look at this ‘Top Five-Star Brands – Dog Food Reviews‘, become educated with dog food brands, it’s worth researching.
Quality food should come from an organic source or even free-range, or at the very least, it should be human-grade.
What’s the meaning of the best cheap dog food?
The meaning of some of these foods can be difficult to comprehend, so here are a few simple Do’s and Don’ts that you can weigh-up against my chart.
Foods that are okay
Some owners say garlic is OK in small amounts to ward off fleas.
Liver can be given in small quantities for treats.
Peanut butter is safe.
Grape extract is healthy for dogs and is not the same as whole fruit grapes.
Red seedless grapes are okay for dogs.
Citrus can be given as treats with no pips or skin.
Foods that aren’t okay[table caption=”” width=”600″] ,,,,
,Ham,Ham Fat,Nutmeg, All Nuts
,Onion Powder,Onion Paste,*Garlic,Onion
,Prunes,*Raw Egg,Raw Salmon,Rhubarb
,Corn/Maize,*Peanut Hulls,Rice Flour,Corn Bran
,Animal By-Products,Cotton Seed,*Preservatives,Animal Derivatives
,*Animal Fats ,Fish Bones,Rice Husks,Animal Pomace
,*Flavorings,Rice Hulls,*Artificial Colors, GMO Ingredients
,Bone Meal,*Grapes/Grape Pomace,Soybeans/meal, Oat Hulls
,Soy,Hair,Rapeseed Oil, Meat Meal
,All Sweeteners, Cereals, Menadione, Chemicals
,Canola Oil,Soy Hulls,Wheat Gluten Meal, Citrus Pulp
*Preservatives (Ethoxyquin this is prohibited in Europe, Butylated hydroxyanisole and Butylated hydroxytoluene.
*Artificial colors – i.e. Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5 and 6, and any other dyes.
*Chemicals – words that you can’t spell or pronounce.
*Sugars are – cane, molasses, corn syrup, sorbitol, sucrose, fructose, glucose, ammoniated glycyrrhizin, propylene glycol.
*Animal fats indicates chunks of fat and excludes ‘named’ animal oils.
Avoid buying foods that have been made in China and shipped to your country!