Overall, Pedigree Dry Small Dog Roasted Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Flavor is a significantly below average dog food, earning 2 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
Pedigree Dry Small Dog Roasted Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Flavor includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.In this case, Pedigree Dry Small Dog Roasted Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Flavor includes poultry by-product meal. By-products are typically considered an inferior, lesser quality ingredient in dog food.
Additionally, Pedigree Dry Small Dog Roasted Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Flavor also contains as top ingredients ground whole grain corn and corn gluten meal. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.
Please also be aware that this product contains bha & citric acid, which is a preservative that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in dogs.
Allergen alert: This product contains ground whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, blue 2, yellow 5 and red 40 which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from corn, soy or artifical colors food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Pedigree Dry Small Dog Roasted Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Flavor has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Pedigree Dry Small Dog Roasted Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Flavor has approximately 300 calories per 100g (85 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry dog foods in the DogFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on May 21, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Ground Whole Grain Corn, Poultry By-Product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate), Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (Source Of Omega 6 Fatty Acids [Preserved With Bha/Citric Acid]), Meat And Bone Meal (Source Of Calcium), Soybean Meal, Ground Whole Grain Wheat, Natural Flavor, Brewers Rice, Chicken By-Product Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Monocalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Dried Peas, Zinc Sulfate, Dl-Methionine, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin [Vitamin B3], Biotin, L-Tryptophan, Bha & Citric Acid (A Preservative), Dried Carrots, Blue 2, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, D-Calcium Pantothenate [Source Of Vitamin B5], Riboflavin Supplement [Vitamin B2], Red 40, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [Vitamin B6], Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid<strong></strong>
Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.