Science Diet Active Adult Dog Food


Science Diet Active Adult Dog Food is made and manufactured by; Hills Pet Nutrition Inc... Science diet makes both dry and canned versions of dog food. We are going to be reviewing the dry versions.


Science Diet Active Adult Dog Food Review


As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.




Science Diet Active Adult Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Ground Whole Grain Corn
  2. Chicken By-Products
  3. Animal Fat
  4. Dried Beet Pulp
  5. Soybean Oil
Whole Grain Corn is the first ingredient. Corn provides your dogs with no nutritional value. Dog’s digestive systems have a hard time digesting this ingredient. If you feed your dog a corn kernel, you will get a corn kernel out. Corn in excess has also been linked to many cases of dog allergies.

Chicken By-Products is the second ingredient. This ingredient is impossible to determine the actual quality of. The AAFCO definition of chicken by-product meal is “a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.”

Animal Fat is the third ingredient and also is an unidentifiable ingredient. This ingredient can come from anything/anywhere. Basically manufactures don’t have to disclose the origins of this ingredient and thus should be avoided.

Beet Pulp is the fifth ingredient. It is thought by some to be a cause of excess stress on kidneys and cause allergies and ear infections.



Science Diet Active Adult Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Ground Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Vitamin E Supplement, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.



Science Diet Active Adult Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

NutrientDry Matter 1
%
Protein29.8
Fat27.2
Carbohydrate (NFE)35.4
Crude Fiber1.8
Calcium0.94
Phosphorus0.77
Sodium0.36
Potassium0.79
Magnesium0.086
¹The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.