Dog food Gravy makes that kibble tasty and more appealing to your pet.
So I make some gravy to mix in with or drizzle over their kibble. Please do not use a mix from pre-packaged gravy mixes. These have too much salt in them.
Choose an organic can of no salt chicken stock and add some omega oils and whole wheat flour.
Compare my recipe to commercial pet foods:
Iam's pet food gravy has these ingredients:
Chicken Broth, Chicken, Chicken Fat (preserved with a source of Vitamin E, and Citric Acid), Sodium Bisulfate, Xanthan Gum, Chicken Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Potassium Sorbate (a preservative), Brewer's Dried Yeast, Flax Meal, Carrots, Peas, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, 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), Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Rosemary Extract.
There is no mention of free range chickens so that means chickens that have been deemed unfit for human consumption.
Vitamin C is not needed for dogs, as they make their own Vit C in their bodies.
Here it is used as a preservative. And what is a "chicken flavor"? Why not use real chicken flavors? I am sure that the can costs more to produce than the food that goes into that can.
Dog food is regulated by PFI – The Pet Food Institute AAFCO – Association of American Feed Control Officials FDA/CVM – The Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine.
But they do not enforce the rules or check if there are diseased meat or downer cattle in the food.
I do not recommend Hill's, Alpo, Fancy Feast, Friskies, Mighty Dog, or Purina One.