yes it is quite bad for your dog.
Here are the ingredients and below I'm going to tear through the ingredients: Ground yellow corn, soybean meal, ground whole wheat, corn syrup, poultry fat, Meat and bone meal (Animal Fat Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid), Chicken by-product Meal, Rice, Animal Digest, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin D and E Supplement, Niacin, Copper Sulafate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Meadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex Source of Vitamin K, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid Ground yellow corn:
First thing on the list...meaning 50% if not more of the dog food is CORN. Corn is a grain...and I highly doubt they use human grade quality grain. If it isn't human grade quality, it CAN be old, moldy corn that is no longer fit for humans. Soybean meal:
Soy is another grain...defiantely not something you want in a dog food. Since dogs are carnivores mainly, and soy is a meat alternative, it's not the best choice. Ground Whole Wheat:
Another grain...so far the first three ingrediants are grains. Grains are the LEADING cause of allergies in dogs. And Wheat is the MAIN grain that causes allergies Poultry Fat
: What type of poultry? No this is NOT mean chicken. It COULD be chicken, but doesn't have to be. It means "bird".....crow, hawk, rooster, blue jay, whatever. Sadly, yes I am not lying Meat and bone meal:
Ummm...MYSTERTY MEAT! When it does not list what type of meat it can mean ANYTHING. It could be beef, chicken, venison, duck, pork, bear, rabbit, ANY type of mammal....and no it doesn't mean freshly killed animals either. They could be dead for a while Chicken by-product meal:
This is every part of the chicken NOT intended for consumption. Beak, claws, feet, wings, feathers, etc. This is something you NEVER want to see in a dog food. (along with the above ingrediants) Rice:
Not a bad ingrediant as long as it's good quality. It IS a grain, but not one that dogs are normally allergic to. Animal Digest:
What type of animal? Again....mystery meat (see Meat and Bone Meal)
Then the rest are vitamins and minerals.
So, in a nut shell...Ol' Roy has EVERY type of grain there is, by-products, unknown meat, and Soy.
It's definately one of the cheapest Dog Food brands...only about $1 per pound...but "normally" in dog food, you pay for what you get....but really today it's not true. I've seen $38 Nutro Bags (40 pounds) and I can get a 35 pound bag of better quality dog foor for $32-35.
Some good dog foods are:
- chicken soup for the dogs soul
- nature's variety
- solid gold
- country naturals (made in NY)
Those are GREAT dog foods...all are human grade indregiants and no questionable indregiants.
There are no artifical perservatices...so it only lasts 4-6 weeks once opened (unless you keep HALF of it...or more...in an air tight container and NOT open it.........or freeze it).
So if you have a small 8 pound dog, you'll need to get the 5 pound bag or else he won't be getting all the right nutrience.
Also another nice thing about the above, is that there will be less stool when compaired to Ol' Roy
Hope that clears up some stuff....any questions, feel free to private message me
(Also, sorry it's long...I warned you all...and Mike...that I was a dog food freak)