I and Love and You Dog Food Ingredients

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I and Love and You manufactures roughly 40 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that I and Love and You uses roughly 195 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 I and Love and You, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. chicken meal
  3. turkey meal
  4. carrot
  5. dried egg whites

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in I and Love and You is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken meal, followed by turkey meal, carrot, and dried egg whites.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

I and Love and You does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 40 I and Love and You 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, I and Love and You 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 I and Love and You 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 195 I and Love and You ingredients. According to our data, I and Love and You 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 6 controversial ingredients inside I and Love and You products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

dried tomato pomace
2 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:

powdered cellulose
1 Recipes

Powdered cellulose is produced from minuscule pieces of wood pulp and plant fibers. Other than its fiber content, powdered cellulose lacks any nutritional contribution.

The following recipes contain powdered cellulose:

garlic
3 Recipes

Garlic in very small quantities can be an acceptable addition, however, garlic can also be toxic. Therefore many pet owners choose to completely avoid garlic.

The following recipes contain garlic:

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
1 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):

canola oil
1 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:

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

I and Love and You Dog Food Ingredient Lists

I and Love and You Stir and Boom Raw-Raw Beef Boom Ba Dinner

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I and Love and You Stir and Boom Raw-Raw Chick Boom Ba Dinner

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I and Love and You Stir and Boom Raw-Raw Lamb Boom Ba Dinner

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I and Love and You Stir and Boom Raw-Raw Turk Boom Ba Dinner

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I and Love and You Baked & Saucy Coated In Savory Bone Broth With Beef + Sweet Potatoes

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I and Love and You Baked & Saucy Coated In Savory Bone Broth With Chicken + Sweet Potatoes

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I and Love and You Lovingly Simple Limited Ingredient With Lamb + Sweet Potato

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I and Love and You Lovingly Simple Limited Ingredient With Whitefish + Sweet Potato

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I and Love and You Naked Essentials Ancient Grains Recipe With Beef + Lamb

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I and Love and You Naked Essentials Ancient Grains Recipe With Chicken + Turkey

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I and Love and You Naked Essentials Grain Free With Chicken + Lentils For Puppies

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I and Love and You Naked Essentials Grain Free With Chicken + Duck

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I and Love and You Naked Essentials Grain Free With Lamb + Bison

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I and Love and You Naked Essentials Grain Free With Salmon + Trout

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I and Love and You Nude Super Food Grain Free Poultry Palooza Recipe

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I and Love and You Nude Super Food Grain Free Red Meat Medley Recipe

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I and Love and You Nude Super Food Grain Free Simply Sea Recipe

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I and Love and You Stir-Mix-A-Little With Chicken and Bone Broth

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I and Love and You Stir-Mix-A-Little With Turkey and Bone Broth

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I and Love and You Stix-Mix-A-Little With Beef and Bone Broth

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I and Love and You Wet Dog Food Beef Booyah Stew

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I and Love and You Wet Dog Food Cluckin' Good Stew

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I and Love and You Wet Dog Food Gobble It Up Stew

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I and Love and You Wet Dog Food Lambarama Stew

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I and Love and You Wet Dog Food Moo Moo Venison Stew

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I and Love and You Top That Boost Duck Recipe In Gravy

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I and Love and You Top That Shine Beef Recipe In Gravy

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I and Love and You Top That Tummy Chicken Recipe In Gravy

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I and Love and You Dog Chews Cow-Boom! Strips

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I and Love and You Ultimate Dog Chews Ear Candy Beef Ear Chews

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I and Love and You Ultimate Dog Chews Free Ranger Beef Bully Stix

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I and Love and You Dog Chews Fresh All Rover Breath Bones With Turkey

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I and Love and You Ultimate Dog Chews Good Golly Gullet Beef Gullet Stix

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I and Love and You Ultimate Dog Chews No Stink! Free Ranger Beef Bully Stix

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I and Love and You Dog Treats Hip Hoppin' Hearties With Chicken

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I and Love and You Dog Treats Nice Jerky Bites (Beef + Lamb Recipe)

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I and Love and You Dog Treats Nice Jerky Bites (Chicken + Duck Recipe)

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I and Love and You Dog Treats Nice Jerky Bites (Chicken + Salmon Recipe)

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I and Love and You Training Treats Super Smarty Hearties With Salmon

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I and Love and You Nice Jerky Bites Venison + Lamb Recipe

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