Topic: Which is a better choice: Exceed Lamb and Rice dog food compared to Eukaneuba Lamb and Rice?
April 19, 2019 / By Bellinda Question:
Ingredients: Lamb, brewers rice, chicken by-product meal, corn meal, corn gluten meal, ground whole grain sorghum, ground barley, animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, source of Vitamin E), dried plain beet pulp, ground flaxseed, natural flavor, monocalcium phosphate, brewers dried yeast, dried egg product, calcium carbonate, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, zinc oxide, fructooligosaccarides, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganous oxide, Vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), riboflavin supplement, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, folic acid, Vitamin D3 supplement, cobalt carbonate.
Lamb, Brewers Rice, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Fructooligosaccharides, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Dried Chicken Cartilage (Natural source of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine), DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, L-Carnitine, Marigold, Citric Acid, Rosemary Extract.
Adriana | 8 days ago
What really counts is does a food have plenty of each nutrient needed in a digestible form without having too much of the ones that can be harmful in excess. There is no way to tell that from a list of ingredients. Dogfoodanalysis is a joke. They don't do any analysis, just biased opinions based on speculation about ingredients with no studies to relate the ingredients they call good to dogs' health. More urban legend than science.
If your dog is doing well on either or something else, I would stick to it.
There are several good foods out there. Look for something that doesn't have corn, wheat, or soy in it. Why lamb and rice? "Taste of the Wild" has a couple of good ones - Bison/Venison and Wild Fowl. These have NO grain products. Diamond Natural has a lamb/rice. You will pay more for a good food but you will feed less because the dog's body will use more of the food and they will poop less, so you end up feeding less than you would a food with corn.
I'll put a link below for you for the ingredients section of a great website dog food aid and you will see why you do not want a lot of those ingredients you have listed in your dog food.
You will find plenty of other options at that website which does not just look at kibble but different styles of dog food some of which are very interesting.
Hope this helps and good luck.
First, I would suggest something different - as they are both about the same. Get a food without corn, wheat, or soy products to start. If you want to really compare the good breeds, here's a website that will help.
That's like asking which turtle will win the race. Both of them are sub-par.
I don't like "chicken by-products," which both have, and I don't like corn gluten. So I have to give the edge to Exceed. What other brands are available to you?