Ok, found Pure balance:
Ingredients: Chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, brewers rice, pea protein, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), rice bran, dried plain beet pulp, dried egg product, natural flavor, oatmeal, sunflower oil, dried peas, dried carrots, whole flaxseed, dried cranberry, potassium chloride, salt, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), choline chloride, manganese proteinate, l-carnitine, copper proteinate, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, biotin, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), folic acid
Frankly, I think for a 30 pound bag to be over $38, you can do a lot better. Go to a feed store or a pet store to get pet food. WalMart is trying to make a premium dog food, but this is just a premium price. It does not look terrible. It should say chicken fat, not poultry fat -- that kind of bothers me. When the 70% water is baked out of the chicken it will be way down on the list. Chicken meal is first but it is followed by a group of grains/vegetable protein that when you sum them, are probably higher in content than any of the animal based product.
Again, it is not necessarily a bad food, but you are being over-charged. Purina pro-plan would probably be better than this.
Diamond Naturals Chicken and rice, a medium-level dog food:
Ingredients:Chicken, chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, white rice, cracked pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), oatmeal, beet pulp, egg product, flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, fish meal, potassium chloride, choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
Not a LOT of difference, some, but this stuff is about $29 for a 40# bag.
I know this is not about the money. I understand that. But I think WalMart is robbing you blind on this.
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