Pure Vita Dog Food Ingredients

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Pure Vita manufactures roughly 15 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Pure Vita uses roughly 126 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 Pure Vita, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. salmon
  2. pea
  3. barley flour
  4. chickpea
  5. agar-agar

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Pure Vita is salmon. The most common 2nd ingredient is pea, followed by barley flour, chickpea, and agar-agar.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Pure Vita does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 15 Pure Vita 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, Pure Vita 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 Pure Vita 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 126 Pure Vita ingredients. According to our data, Pure Vita 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 Pure Vita products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

dried tomato pomace
6 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:

white rice
2 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:

pea protein
1 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:

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

Pure Vita Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Pure Vita Limited Ingredient Chicken & Brown Rice Entree

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Pure Vita Limited Ingredient Duck & Oatmeal Entree

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Pure Vita Limited Ingredient Salmon & Potato Entrée

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Pure Vita Limited Ingredient Beef & Red Lentils Entrée

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Pure Vita Limited Ingredient Duck & Green Lentils Entree

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Pure Vita Limited Ingredient Salmon & Peas Entrée

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Pure Vita Limited Ingredient Turkey & Sweet Potato Entrée

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Pure Vita Limited Ingredient Venison & Red Lentils Entrée

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Pure Vita Grain Free Canned Food Beef Entree For Dogs

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Pure Vita Grain Free Canned Food Chicken Entree For Dogs

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Pure Vita Grain Free Canned Food Pork Entree For Dogs

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Pure Vita Grain Free Canned Food Salmon Entree For Dogs

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Pure Vita Grain Free Canned Food Turkey Entree For Dogs

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Pure Vita Hip & Joint Dog Treats Real Chicken Recipe

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Pure Vita Skin & Coat Dog Treats Real Salmon Recipe

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