Dogswell Dog Food Ingredients

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Dogswell manufactures roughly 34 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Dogswell uses roughly 119 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 Dogswell, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. vegetable glycerin
  3. salt
  4. salt
  5. vinegar

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Dogswell is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is vegetable glycerin, followed by salt, salt, and vinegar.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Dogswell does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 34 Dogswell 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, Dogswell 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 Dogswell 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 inexpensive low-quality ingredients that can come from practically any animal. These type of ingredients are often used to produce very inexpensive dog foods.

In general, we prefer ingredients which specify the animal source used to derive the ingredient. For example, ingredients such as duck fat are much better than animal fat or poultry fat.

In our analysis, we've looked through all 119 Dogswell ingredients. According to our data, Dogswell does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

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 5 controversial ingredients inside Dogswell products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

dried tomato pomace
5 Recipes

Dried tomato pomace is a by-product of tomato manufacturing. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. However, tomato pomace provides a notable amount of dietary fiber, B vitamins, Lycopene, and vitamin A. Although it is a very inexpensive ingredient, it is not nutritionally empty.

The following recipes contain dried tomato pomace:

pea protein
4 Recipes

Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

The following recipes contain pea protein:

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
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 (preserved with mixed tocopherols):

tomato pomace
2 Recipes

Tomato pomace is a by-product of tomato manufacturing. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. However, tomato pomace provides a notable amount of dietary fiber, B vitamins, Lycopene, and vitamin A. Although it is a very inexpensive ingredient, it is not nutritionally empty.

The following recipes contain tomato pomace:

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 Dogswell ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Dogswell Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Dogswell Grain Free Chicken Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Dogswell Grain Free Chicken Recipe For Puppies

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Dogswell Grain Free Chicken Recipe For Small Breed Dogs

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Dogswell Grain Free Lamb Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Dogswell Grain Free Salmon Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Dogswell Happy Hips Chicken & Oats Recipe

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Dogswell Vitality Chicken & Oats Recipe

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Dogswell Grain Free Chicken Recipe Hearty Loaf Puppy Formula

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Dogswell Grain Free Chicken Recipe Savory Stew

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Dogswell Grain Free Duck Recipe Savory Stew

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Dogswell Grain Free Lamb Recipe Savory Stew

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Dogswell Grain Free Turkey Recipe Savory Stew

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Dogswell Happy Hips Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

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Dogswell Happy Hips Duck & Sweet Potato Stew

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Dogswell Happy Hips Lamb & Sweet Potato Stew

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Dogswell Vitality Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

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Dogswell Vitality Duck & Sweet Potato Stew

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Dogswell Vitality Lamb & Sweet Potato Stew

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Dogswell Jerky Minis Hip & Joint Chicken Breast Recipe

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Dogswell Grillers Hip & Joint Chicken Recipe

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Dogswell Soft Strips Hip & Joint Chicken Recipe

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Dogswell Grillers Hip & Joint Duck Recipe

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Dogswell Soft Strips Hip & Joint Duck Recipe

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Dogswell Jerky Hip & Joint Beef Recipe

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Dogswell Jerky Hip & Joint Chicken Breast Recipe

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Dogswell Jerky Hip & Joint Duck Recipe

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Dogswell Jerky Immunity & Defense Chicken Breast Recipe

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Dogswell Jerky Immunity & Defense Duck Recipe

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Dogswell Jerky Immunity & Defense Turkey Recipe

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Dogswell Jerky Minis Immunity & Defense Duck Recipe

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Dogswell Jerky Minis Skin & Coat Salmon Recipe

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Dogswell Jerky Skin & Coat Lamb Recipe

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Dogswell Jerky Skin & Coat Salmon Recipe

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Dogswell Tenders Immunity & Defense Chicken Breast Recipe

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