Inception Dog Food Ingredients

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Inception manufactures roughly 8 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Inception uses roughly 47 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 Inception, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. pork meal
  3. oats
  4. millet
  5. tricalcium phosphate

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Inception is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is pork meal, followed by oats, millet, and tricalcium phosphate.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Inception does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 8 Inception 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, Inception 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 Inception 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 47 Inception ingredients. According to our data, Inception does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

Controversial Ingredients

Brands which do not use any controversial ingredients are typically top-of-the-line. Avoiding all controversial ingredients indicates that the brand has not sacrificed quality for cost savings.

Our research indicates that Inception is one of these top-notch brands. We've looked through all 47 Inception ingredients and none of these ingredients were classified as controversial in our system

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

Inception Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Inception Dry Dog Food Chicken & Pork Meal Recipe


Inception Dry Dog Food Chicken Recipe


Inception Dry Dog Food Fish Recipe


Inception Dry Dog Food Pork Recipe


Inception Canned Dog Food Chicken & Pork Meal Recipe


Inception Canned Dog Food Chicken Recipe


Inception Canned Dog Food Fish Recipe


Inception Canned Dog Food Pork Recipe