Solid Gold Dog Food Review

Solid Gold dog food brand is counted among the first pet food companies in the United States which uses all-natural ingredients in their products. The product line is formulated and manufactured by Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc. based in El Cajon, California.

There are currently 9 Solid Gold dry dog food formulas in the market, the newest of which is the Sun Dancer Gluten-free dog food for dogs with food allergy issues.

Our team recommends Solid Gold, we believe it is a high quality dog food containing premium ingredients.

Solid Gold dog food formulas use these quality protein sources ocean fish meal, beef, lamb, lamb meal, bison, beef, and beef meal. Most Solid Gold dog food formulas combine a fresh meat source and a meat meal to maximize protein levels. The problem with fresh meat sources is the amount of water it contains which is lost during cooking or processing. More than 80% of fresh meat is water and when evaporation occurs during processing, the original weight is down to almost 20% leaving only a small protein source. Thus the need to pair a fresh meat source with a meat meal is very important to provide sufficient protein in the diet.

It should be noted that fish meal which is used in Solid Gold dog food products are ethoxyquin-free.

The carbohydrate component of Solid Gold dog food products comes from one or two of the following sources of complex carbohydrates— potato, potato protein, cracked pearled barley, millet, brown rice, and oatmeal. All of these possess low hyperglycemic index which is necessary to maintain the stability of a dog’s blood sugar levels.

Barley is also a rich source of fiber while millet and oatmeal are gluten-free grains and naturally rich in B-vitamins and other essential minerals.

Other important ingredients include canola oil, flaxseed and salmon oil which are viable sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

There are two ingredients which are seen as controversial because of some negative comments.  These controversial ingredients include tomato pomace and canola oil.

Canola oil is seen by some people as unhealthy fat. Tomato pomace is a by-product yielded when tomato is processed into juice, catsup, or soup. Although it has a high fiber and nutrient content, there are those who see it as cheap food filler which may contain pesticides found on tomato skin.

Although Solid Gold dog food products contain chelated minerals, there is no mention of the incorporation of probiotics into the individual formulas. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that enhance the functions of the digestive and immune systems, while chelated minerals are chemically attached to amino acids for easier absorption and assimilation in the body.

Customer Reviews

Many positive reviews come from dog owners who claim that Solid Gold dog food formulas gave their dogs healthier haircoats and increase their energy levels. There are also dog owners who reported that their dogs which suffered food-based allergies were cured when they switched to Solid Gold dog food.

Negative reviews about Solid Gold usually arise from digestive upsets associated which arise when switching from other dog food brands to Solid Gold.

Overall, we highly recommend Solid Gold dog food and think that it is a great choice for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

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Solid Gold Dog Food Reviews

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Solid Gold MMillennia Beef & Barley Adult Dog Food
Solid Gold WolfCub Puppy Dog Food
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Solid Gold Dog Food Consumer Ratings