Cesar Millan Dog Food Review

Cesar Millan, the renowned dog behavioral specialist, has a brand of organic dog food formula called “Cesar Millan’s Dog Whisperer”.  There are three dry dog food formulas that are currently available in the market and claim to be composed of “primarily organic, environmentally-friendly, and stringently-tested dog food products”.  Each product is said to be “signed-off” by Cesar himself and also comes with “Cesar’s Tips”, a list of benefits and instructions for the dog owner. Cesar Millan’s dog food brands are distributed by PetCo stores nationwide.

Organic chicken is listed as the first ingredient in both the canine adult and puppy formulas. Organic chickens are said to be produced by natural means without artificial supplements such as steroids which are given in intensively-raised chickens to promote growth. Aside from being an excellent source of meat-based protein, the meat of organic chicken does not have any harmful chemicals which can be passed on to the dog food and consequently to your pet.

As a dog food ingredient, it is used in its raw form which means it is still composed of about 80% water. Upon processing, this moisture is lost thus leaving only a fraction of the ingredient’s original weight as a source of protein. This is probably the reason why chicken meal is listed as the second ingredient.

Chicken meal is considered a meat concentrate which means it possesses 300% more protein that raw meat ingredients.

Some dogs are hypersensitive to chicken meat regardless of whether it is raised organically or not, thus this must be taken into consideration when looking for the best dog food formula for your pet.

Aside from organic chicken, all of Cesar Millan’s dog food products use organic ingredients which mean that they have been produced naturally without inorganic fertilizers and harmful chemicals. These organic ingredients include organic barley, organic peas, organic oats, organic brown rice, organic ground extruded whole soybeans and organic fruits.

Although these organic ingredients may be free from harmful chemicals and additives, their individual properties as a nutrient are still intact and can influence the nutritional content of each dog food formula.

Barley is a complex carbohydrate and is a good source of energy and dietary fiber that supports gastrointestinal tract health. Since it does not contain gluten, it is a better source of energy than corn and wheat which are known food allergens.

Peas are sources of plant protein and important vitamins and minerals including B-vitamins, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and manganese. Peas are also excellent sources of dietary fiber and carotene.

Oats also provide soluble and insoluble dietary fibers which promote digestive health. It is a complex carbohydrate with a low glycemic index which means it can help maintain stable blood sugar levels.

Brown rice is also called “hulled rice”, “unmilled” or “partly milled rice”. Only the husk or the outermost layer of the grain has been removed keeping the nutrient-rich germ layer intact. It is more nutritious than white polished rice.  It is a type of whole grain which is high in B vitamins and essential minerals.

Chicken fat is a product of rendering or extraction. It is rich in linoleic acid which is essential for health skin and hair coat.

Chicken liver is a rich source of protein, essential vitamins particularly vitamin A and minerals. It also lends flavor to the dog food thus increasing its palatability.

Brewers dried yeast is a source of protein that can boost the total protein content of the dog food. For some dog owners, it is viewed as an inexpensive dog food filler while there are others who think that yeast possesses anti-flea properties. Still other dog owners shy away from dog food products with brewers dried yeast because they think it can increase the possibility of bloat in dogs.

There are dog owners who are quite satisfied with how their dogs are doing with Cesar Millan dog food products. They like the fact that organic ingredients are used. However there are those who complain of the higher prices compared to other dog food brands of the same quality.

Overall, we believe this is an above average product. While we do not highly recommend Cesar Milan brand, it is an acceptable dog food and contains fairly good quality ingredients.

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Cesar Millan Dog Food

Cesar Millan dog food can be found at you local Petco. Cesar Millan dog food comes in 3 different formulas:
  • Dog Whisperer by Cesar Millan Puppy Formula Dog Food
  • Dog Whisperer by Cesar Millan Canine Adult Formula Dog Food
  • Dog Whisperer by Cesar Millan Canine Weight Control Formula Adult Dry Dog Food