Petcurean Dog Food Ingredients

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Petcurean manufactures roughly 60 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Petcurean uses roughly 198 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 Petcurean, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. turkey
  2. dried whole egg
  3. potato
  4. pea
  5. lentil

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Petcurean is turkey. The most common 2nd ingredient is dried whole egg, followed by potato, pea, and lentil.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Petcurean does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 60 Petcurean 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, Petcurean 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 Petcurean 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 198 Petcurean ingredients. According to our data, Petcurean 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 4 controversial ingredients inside Petcurean products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

pork plasma
6 Recipes
white rice
1 Recipes

White rice is produced by removing the husk, germ, and bran of rice grains. Unlike brown rice which contains the bran and germ, white rice is nutritionally empty.

The following recipes contain white rice:

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
22 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
2 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 Petcurean ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Petcurean Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Petcurean Gather Endless Valley Vegan Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Petcurean Gather Free Acres Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Petcurean Gather Wild Ocean Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care) Chicken Recipe With Grains For Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions Lamb Recipe With Grains (Skin + Coat Care)

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Recipe For Puppies

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Recipe For Senior Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions Duck Recipe With Grains (Skin + Coat Care)

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Duck Recipe

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Lamb Recipe

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Pollock Recipe

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Salmon Recipe

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Turkey Recipe

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Venison Recipe

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care) Salmon Recipe With Grains

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain-Free Lamb + Wild Boar Recipe For Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain-Free Salmon + Cod Recipe For Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care) Grain-Free Chicken Recipe For Dogs

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Petcurean Now Fresh Adult Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck

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Petcurean Now Fresh Adult Recipe With Trout, Salmon & Herring

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Petcurean Now Fresh Small Breed Adult Grain-Free Recipe With Trout, Salmon & Herring

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Petcurean Now Fresh Large Breed Adult Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck

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Petcurean Now Fresh Large Breed Puppy Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck

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Petcurean Now Fresh Large Breed Senior Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck

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Petcurean Now Fresh Puppy Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck

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Petcurean Now Fresh Adult Recipe With Lamb & Pork

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Petcurean Now Fresh Small Breed Adult Grain-Free Recipe With Lamb & Pork

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Petcurean Now Fresh Senior Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck

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Petcurean Now Fresh Small Breed Adult Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck

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Petcurean Now Fresh Small Breed Puppy Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck

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Petcurean Now Fresh Small Breed Senior Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck

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Petcurean Go! Daily Defence Chicken Stew For Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Daily Defence Whitefish + Salmon Pate

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Petcurean Go! Daily Defence Turkey Stew

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Petcurean Go! Fit + Free Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Stew

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Petcurean Go! Fit + Free Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Trout Stew

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Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Grain Free Duck Pate Recipe

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Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Grain Free Whitefish + Freshwater Trout Pate

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain-Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Stew For Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain-Free Shredded Lamb + Wild Boar Recipe For Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Duck Pate For Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Shredded Turkey Recipe For Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care) Pollock Pate With Grains For Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care) Shredded Chicken Recipe With Grains For Dogs

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Petcurean Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care) Turkey + Salmon Pate With Grains For Dogs

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Petcurean Now Fresh Pork Pate With Bone Broth For Small Breed Dogs

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Petcurean Now Fresh Pork Stew With Bone Broth

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Petcurean Now Fresh Shredded Chicken Recipe With Bone Broth Gravy

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Petcurean Now Fresh Shredded Lamb Recipe With Bone Broth Gravy

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Petcurean Now Fresh Shredded Turkey Recipe With Bone Broth Gravy For Small Breed Dogs

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Petcurean Now Fresh Turkey Stew With Bone Broth

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Petcurean Go! Solutions Grain-Free Pork Meal Mixer (Hip + Joint Support)

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Petcurean Go! Solutions Grain-Free Salmon Meal Mixer (Skin + Coat Care)

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Petcurean Go! Solutions Grain-Free Turkey Meal Mixer (Digestive Health)

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Petcurean Go! Solutions Grain-Free Turkey Meal Mixer (Weight Control)

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Petcurean Spike Grain Free Catfish Jerky

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Petcurean Spike Grain Free Duck Jerky

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Petcurean Spike Grain Free Turkey Jerky

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Petcurean Spike Grain Free Venison Jerky

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