There’s a wide variety of dry food brands available today. So which ones are the worst rated? Analyzing hundreds of ingredient lists, guaranteed analysis and online reviews we have rated the 20 worst rated dry dog food brands for 2018. NOTE: Ingredients highlighted red are questionable ingredients.

20. IAMS® Proactive Health Dry Dog Food

Ingredients: Ground Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Chicken, Dried Beet Pulp, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Dried Brewers Yeast, Caramel Color, Salt, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Choline Chloride, Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), DL-Methionine, Carrots, Calcium Carbonate, Tomatoes, Flaxseed, Fructooligosaccharides, Dicalcium Phosphate, Spinach, Green Peas, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), L-Tryptophan, Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Blueberry Pomace, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Citric Acid.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min.) 20.0%, Crude Fat (min.) 9.0%, Crude Fat (max.) 11.5%, Crude Fiber (max.) 5.0%, Moisture (max.) 10.0%, L-Carnitine (min.) 40 mg/kg*, Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.) 1.79%*, Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.) 0.12%*


19. EverPet® Adult Dry Dog Food

Ingredients: Ground whole grain corn, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat (preserved with BHA), soybean meal, wheat mill run, corn distillers dried grains with solubles, animal digest, salt, chicken by-product meal, rice, potassium chloride, vegetable oil (source of linoleic acid), caramel color, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, l-lysine, added color (yellow 5, yellow 6, red 40, blue 2), dried peas, dried carrots, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), zinc oxide, niacin, copper sulfate, manganous sulfate, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, sodium selenite

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min.) 21.0%, Crude Fat (min.)10.0%, Crude Fiber (max.) 4.0%, Moisture (max.) 12.0%, Linoleic Acid (Omega 6 Fatty Acid) (min.) 2.5%, Calcium (min.) 1.0%, Phorsphorus (min.) 0.8%, Copper (min.)10 mg/kg, Zinc (min.) 200 mg/kg, Vitamin E (min.) 200 IU/kg, Niacin (min.) 200 mg/kg, Pyridoxine (min.) 30 mg/kg

Note: This dog food contains BHA preservative. The World Health Organization has classified this preservative as a suspicious cancer-causing compound.


18. Cesar® Filet Mignon Dry Dog Food

Ingredients: Beef, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Ground Wheat, Brewers Rice, Meat and Bone Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid), Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Natural Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Glycerin, Salt, Phosphoric Acid, Sugar, Water, Potassium Sorbate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Fish Oil (stabilized with Mixed Tocopherols), Filet Mignon Smokey Natural Flavor, Dried Peas, Vitamin E supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Colors (Red 40, Blue 2, Yellow 5 and 6), Niacin, Dried Carrots, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin A supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin D3 supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein Min. 26.00 %, Crude Fat Min. 13.00 %, Crude Fiber Max. 4.50 %, Moisture Max. 12.00 %

Note: This dog food contains BHA preservative. The World Health Organization has classified this preservative as a suspicious cancer-causing compound.

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