Overall, Pedigree Wet Chopped Ground Dinner With Chicken is a significantly below average dog food, earning 4 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 Wet Chopped Ground Dinner With Chicken 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.Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Pedigree Wet Chopped Ground Dinner With Chicken does contain with its top ingredients chicken which are considered quality protein sources. In this case, Pedigree Wet Chopped Ground Dinner With Chicken's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is chicken by-products which is considered an inferior ingredient. It also contains meat by-products within its first five ingredients.
Please also be aware that this product contains carrageenan and guar gum, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in dogs.
Allergen alert: This product contains meat by-products which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from meat by-products food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Pedigree Wet Chopped Ground Dinner With Chicken has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Pedigree Wet Chopped Ground Dinner With Chicken has approximately 104 calories per 100g (29 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other wet 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:
Chicken By-Products, Sufficient Water For Processing, Chicken, Meat By-Products, Animal Liver, Brewers Rice, Minerals (Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Carrageenan, Dried Yam, Guar Gum, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavor, Yellow #6, Yellow #5
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.