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Dog Food of Choice

With more than half of the dogs and cats living in our homes being overweight, efforts need to be made to get our pets in shape. There are so many dogs foods available, but one of the best is Innova. The first two ingredients in Innova dog food are Turkey and Chicken, not “meat.” Innova, made by Natura Pet uses real fruits and vegetables, ¬†whole grain barley and brown rice in their foods. Because of its protein-rich content, my dogs need to eat so much less. My dogs love to eat this food!

For comparison, below is a list of the first handful of ingredients from Purina Beneful Original, just a random comparison, and then the ingredients from Innova Adult Dog Food:

Beneful: Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), rice flour, beef, soy flour, water, meat and bone meal

  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Barley
  • Brown Rice
  • Potato
  • Rice
  • Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a Natural Source of Vitamin E)
  • Flaxseed
  • Natural Flavors
  • Herring

There’s no comparison, right? Well, for many people it comes down to cost. A 30 lb bag of Beneful costs $35 while a 30 lb bag of Innova costs $50. However, because other dog foods have more fat and less quality proteins, it seems that you have to feed your dog more of those foods. A 20 lb dog eating Innova needs 1 1/8 cups per day. This healthy food fills them up for a longer period of time. I feel good knowing that my dogs are eating real food and they are not overweight.

 

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