SPORTMiX vs Solid Gold

SPORTMiX vs. Solid Gold

In this comparison article for SPORTMiX vs Solid Gold, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare SPORTMiX and Solid Gold, we'll use up-to-date nutritional and price information.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best pet food brand for your pet. Factors such as ingredient quality, guaranteed analysis, product safety, brand history, and cost are among the most important factors to consider.

Throughout this Solid Gold vs SPORTMiX comparison, we've utilized average data to make general comparisons. If you'd like to see individual product reviews, visit our SPORTMiX Review Page or Solid Gold Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: Solid Gold vs. SPORTMiX

According to AAFCO, all pet food labels must provide a guaranteed analysis of nutrient content. The analysis must provide guaranteed minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.

All percentages used in this comparison are averages reported on a dry matter basis.

SPORTMiX Dog Food vs. Solid Gold Dog Food

Dry Dog Food SPORTMiX Solid Gold
Crude Protein 27.2% 30.3%
Crude Fat 17.4% 14.7%
Crude Fiber 5.0% 5.4%

Crude Protein Comparison For Dog Food

Protein is an extremely important part of your dog's diet. Without sufficient protein, dogs can develop a wide-range of serious health problems.

According to our average data, SPORTMiX typically provides less protein than Solid Gold. However, this difference is relatively small and doesn't represent a significant difference between the two brands.


Crude Fat Comparison For Dog Food

Dietary fats serves a multitude of roles in the proper development and function of our canine companions. Here are some of the benefits (not exhaustive):

  • Help produce prostaglandins, which reduce inflammation among other critical functions.
  • Aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
  • Improve skin and coat health
  • Improve the palatially of your dog's food

If you look at the average percentages of crude fat, you'll notice that SPORTMiX typically guarantees 2.69% more fat. This is a fairly small difference between SPORTMiX and Solid Gold, but still worth mentioning.


Both brands provide roughly the same amount of crude fiber.

SPORTMiX Cat Food vs. Solid Gold Cat Food

Dry Cat Food SPORTMiX Solid Gold
Crude Protein 34.1% 39.3%
Crude Fat 12.6% 16.7%
Crude Fiber 4.1% 5.3%

Crude Protein Comparison For Cat Food

Protein is an extremely important part of your cat's diet. Without sufficient protein, cats can develop a wide-range of serious health problems.

SPORTMiX dry recipes contain 5.26% less protein than Solid Gold dry recipes. This difference in protein content is a notable difference between Solid Gold and SPORTMiX.


Crude Fat Comparison For Cat Food

There are many ways in which dietary fat contributes to the overall health of our feline friends. Here is a short list of benefits provided by fats (not exhaustive):

  • Aid in the digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
  • Improve the health of skin/coat
  • Slow the growth of yeast infections
  • Slow the development and spread of certain type of cancers.
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure

The table shows that SPORTMiX provides far less fat than Solid Gold. The difference in fat content is roughly 4.07%.


As you can see, SPORTMiX and Solid Gold guarantee a similar amount of crude fiber.

SPORTMiX Pet Food Ingredients vs. Solid Gold Pet Food Ingredients

SPORTMiX and Solid Gold both use the following controversial ingredients in many of their products:

White Rice
Pea Protein
Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by SPORTMiX.

Beet Pulp
Meat Meal
Ground Corn
Brewers Rice
Ground Wheat
Corn Gluten Feed
Corn Gluten Meal
Ground Yellow Corn
Ground Brewers Rice
Chicken By-Product Meal

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Solid Gold.

Canola Oil
Dried Garlic
Garlic Powder
Tomato Pomace
Vegetable Oil

We believe that certain pet food ingredients are linked to adverse health affects; these ingredients are classified as harmful.

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by SPORTMiX.

Blue 1
Blue 2
Red 40
Yellow 5
Yellow 6

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by Solid Gold.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

Product Safety: Recall History of SPORTMiX & Solid Gold?

According to our records, SPORTMiX has never been recalled.

Solid Gold has been recalled once.

  • May 8, 2012: Salmonella

Price Comparison: Which Brand Is More Expensive?

Dry Dog Food SPORTMiX Solid Gold
Per Pound $0.89 $2.66
Per Calorie $0.0005 $0.0016
Dry Cat Food SPORTMiX Solid Gold
Per Pound $0.87 $3.24
Per Calorie $0.0005 $0.0020

The average cost-per-lb is heavily influenced by the varying amounts of moisture present in each brand's food products (wet vs. dry food, dry vs. freeze-dried food, etc). However, the average cost-per-kcal eliminates the influence of moisture. Therefore, the average cost-per-kcal is the better metric to consider.

If you'd like to calculate the average cost-per-day or cost-pet-year of feeding SPORTMiX or Solid Gold, input your pet's weight into our cost analyzer widget.

Averages price data can identify whether or not there exists a significant price difference between two brands. However, the actual price that you'll pay for SPORTMiX or Solid Gold will depend on your shopping habits.

Pet owners who use our price comparison feature typically save more than 25% off retail prices for SPORTMiX and Solid Gold. In addition, we currently have some great coupons for our readers.


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Where To Buy SPORTMiX Pet Foods

You can purchase SPORTMiX pet foods from the following stores:



Where To Buy Solid Gold Pet Foods

You can purchase Solid Gold pet food products from these retailers:






Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product SPORTMiX Solid Gold
Dry Dog Food 17 Recipes 23 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 15 Recipes
Dog Treats 9 Treats 7 Treats
Dry Cat Food 3 Recipes 10 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 34 Recipes
Cat Treats

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