Overall, Pedigree Wet Homestyle Meals Porterhouse Steak And Vegetable Flavor In Gravy 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 Homestyle Meals Porterhouse Steak And Vegetable Flavor In Gravy 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 Homestyle Meals Porterhouse Steak And Vegetable Flavor In Gravy does contain with its top ingredients chicken and beef which are considered quality protein sources. However, this product also lists meat by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, Pedigree Wet Homestyle Meals Porterhouse Steak And Vegetable Flavor In Gravy also contains as top ingredients wheat flour. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet.
Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in dogs.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef, wheat gluten and meat by-products which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from beef, wheat gluten or meat by-products food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Pedigree Wet Homestyle Meals Porterhouse Steak And Vegetable Flavor In Gravy has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Pedigree Wet Homestyle Meals Porterhouse Steak And Vegetable Flavor In Gravy has approximately 75 calories per 100g (21 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:
Sufficient Water For Processing, Chicken (Source Of Linoleic Acid), Meat By-Products, Beef, Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Salt, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Dried Peas, Dehydrated Carrots, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Minerals (Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate), Dehydrated Potatoes, Added Color, Natural Porterhouse Steak Flavor, Natural Smoke Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Sodium Nitrite (For Color Retention).
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.