14 Dog Foods You Should NEVER Feed Your Pup

9. Purina Veterinary Diets

006-9-purina-veterinary-diets-795066What veterinarian recommended this stuff? Your dog may suffer from digestive issues or have allergies, so you want to get them something only a vet would suggest, right? Consumers who purchased Purina Veterinary Diets may have fallen victim to an elaborate marketing scheme. That, or the “vet” who recommended it has no idea that propylene glycol, caramel color, soy and corn gluten are awful for dogs.

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8. Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food

007-8-pedigree-adult-complete-nutrition-beef-795091Vomiting, diarrhea, and death have all been linked to dogs who have eaten this specific blend of Pedigree dry dog food. With ingredients ranging from gluten meal to bone meal, it’s no surprise why several consumers often complain about this product. One alarming fact about this food is that Pedigree has admitted that this dry food contains pig hair. You wouldn’t eat pig hair, so why should your dog?

7. Purina Be Happy Beef Flavor Dog Food

008-7-purina-be-happy-beef-flavor-dog-food-795104Purina may want to consider replacing the word “happy” with “sad” in the name for this dog food. Soybean meal, bone meal, and ground yellow corn aren’t very happy ingredients, and your dog shouldn’t have to eat them. Dogs need protein and ingredients that hold nutritional value and Purina Be Happy Beef Flavor Dog Food isn’t going to get the job done. Keep your dog happy and avoid this food.

6. Walmart’s Ol’ Roy Dog Food

009-6-walmart-s-ol-roy-dog-food-795117Store brand foods are notorious for skipping out on quality and nutritional value, and that also applies to their dog foods. Walmart’s Ol’ Roy Dog Food lists corn syrup, ground wheat and soybean meal as a few of their top ingredients in this blend. Seeing “complete nutrition” written across the packaging partnered with a low price, consumers often make the mistake of purchasing this unhealthy dog food.

5. Hill’s Science Diet Adult Dog Food

010-5-hill-s-science-diet-adult-dog-food-795120Veterinarians often recommend this food, but you may want to get a second opinion. There isn’t much of a difference between this pricier brand and the cheaper alternatives. Hill’s Science Diet Adult Dog Food contains most of the same low-quality ingredients that the bargain brands carry, but at a steeper price. In many cases, this food has been linked to dogs who have died from anal cell carcinoma.