Addiction Dog Food Ingredients

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Addiction manufactures roughly 20 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Addiction ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Addiction uses roughly 111 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Dog food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For Addiction, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. brushtail
  2. potato
  3. potato
  4. pea
  5. tapioca

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Addiction is brushtail. The most common 2nd ingredient is potato, followed by potato, pea, and tapioca.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Addiction does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 20 Addiction dog foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most dogs consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Addiction does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Addiction have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are animal-based ingredients which do not provide the source animal's name. These ingredients are controversial because they can come from almost any animal.

In addition, anonymous animal-based ingredients are very inexpensive and often the lowest quality meats that are still allowed to be used in pet food.

In general, we do not recommend feeding any products which contain anonymous meats. When in doubt, always contact the brand's customer service desk for further clarification.

Unfortunately, we've identified 1 anonymous meat ingredient used by Addiction.

fish meal
1 Recipes

Fish meal is defined by AAFCO as "the clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish or fish cutting, either or both, with or without the extraction of part of the oil." Since the specific type of fish is not mentioned, we cannot discuss any specific qualities of this ingredient. In general, anonymous ingredients are low quality inclusions when compared to ingredients such as tuna meal, salmon meal, catfish meal, etc.

The following recipes contain fish meal:

Controversial Ingredients

In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.

Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce dog foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.

In our analysis, we've identified 2 controversial ingredients inside Addiction products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

canola oil
6 Recipes

Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. Although fat is an essential component of any diet, canola oil is controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that canola oil provides a better fat profile in comparison to other plant based oils. However, opponents claim that canola oil is typically produced with genetically modified rapeseed and that rapeseed oil has multiple adverse health affects.

The following recipes contain canola oil:

1 Recipes

The following recipes contain soya:

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

During our review, none of the Addiction ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Addiction Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Addiction Raw Dehydrated Dog Food Country Chicken & Apricot Dinner


Addiction Raw Dehydrated Dog Food Fig'licious Venison Feast


Addiction Raw Dehydrated Dog Food Herbed Lamb & Potatoes Entrée


Addiction Raw Dehydrated Dog Food Homestyle Venison & Cranberry Dinner


Addiction Raw Dehydrated Dog Food New Zealand Forest Delicacies Entree


Addiction Raw Dehydrated Dog Food Outback Kangaroo Feast


Addiction Raw Dehydrated Dog Food Perfect Summer Brushtail


Addiction Raw Dehydrated Dog Food Steakhouse Beef & Zucchini Entrée


Addiction Dry Dog Food Le Lamb Entrée


Addiction Dry Dog Food MEGA


Addiction Dry Dog Food Salmon Bleu Entrée


Addiction Dry Dog Food Salmon Bleu Entrée Puppy Formula


Addiction Dry Dog Food Viva La Venison Entrée


Addiction Dry Dog Food Wild Kangaroo & Apples


Addiction Dry Dog Food Zen Vegetarian


Addiction Nutri-Rx Allergy-HS Ultra-Hypoallergenic Diet For Sensitive Dogs


Addiction Meaty Bites Beef Recipe


Addiction Meaty Bites Venison Recipe


Addiction Meaty Bites Chicken Recipe


Addiction Meaty Bites Brushtail Recipe