Solid Gold Dog Food Ingredients

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Solid Gold manufactures roughly 41 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Solid Gold uses roughly 159 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 Solid Gold, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. ocean fish meal
  3. sweet potato
  4. pea
  5. pea

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Solid Gold is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is ocean fish meal, followed by sweet potato, pea, and pea.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Solid Gold does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 41 Solid Gold 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, Solid Gold 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 Solid Gold 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 159 Solid Gold ingredients. According to our data, Solid Gold 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 Solid Gold products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

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
5 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:

vegetable oil
1 Recipes

Specific vegetable oils are typically positive ingredients; however, this ingredient does not specify which vegetable(s) were used to produce the oil.</p><p>Without this information, it is impossible for us to make any specific statements. With any fat source, it is important to know the omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio, a property which cannot be determined with this ingredient. Thus, we have marked vegetable oil as a controversial ingredient.

The following recipes contain vegetable 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 Solid Gold ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Solid Gold Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Solid Gold High Protein Duck, Egg & Pea Recipe (Barking At The Moon)

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Solid Gold High Protein Beef, Egg & Pea Recipe (Barking At The Moon)

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Solid Gold Sensitive Stomach With Venison, Potato & Pumpkin (Buck Wild)

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Solid Gold Weight Control With Alaskan Pollock (Fit and Fabulous)

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Solid Gold Weight Control Chicken, Sweet Potato & Green Bean Recipe (Fit and Fabulous)

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Solid Gold Complete Health With Oatmeal, Pearled Barley & Ocean Fish Meal (Holistique Blendz)

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Solid Gold Everyday Nutrition Lamb, Brown Rice & Pearled Barley Recipe (Hund-N-Flocken)

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Solid Gold Sensitive Stomach Cold Water Salmon & Vegetable Recipe (Leaping Waters)

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Solid Gold Love at First Bark Chicken, Potato & Apple Recipe For Puppies

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Solid Gold Mighty Mini Beef, Sweet Potato & Apple Recipe For Toy & Small Breed Dogs

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Solid Gold Mighty Mini Chicken, Chickpea & Pumpkin Recipe For Toy & Small Breed Dogs

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Solid Gold Mighty Mini Lamb, Sweet Potato & Carrot Recipe For Toy & Small Breed Dogs

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Solid Gold Mighty Mini Salmon, Lentil & Green Bean Recipe For Toy & Small Breed Dogs

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Solid Gold Mighty Mini Turkey & Hearty Vegetable Recipe For Toy & Small Breed Dogs

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Solid Gold Everyday Nutrition Beef & Brown Rice Recipe (Mmillennia)

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Solid Gold Everyday Nutrition Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe (Star Chaser)

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Solid Gold Complete Health Chicken, Tapioca & Tumeric Recipe (Sun Dancer)

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Solid Gold Everyday Nutrition Lamb, Sweet Potato & Pea Recipe (Sunday Sunrise)

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Solid Gold Wee Bit Bison, Brown Rice & Pearled Barley Recipe For Toy & Small Breed Dogs

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Solid Gold Sensitive Stomach Quail, Chickpea & Pumpkin Recipe (Wild Heart)

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Solid Gold Wolf Cub Bison, Oatmeal & Pearled Barley Recipe For Large Breed Puppies

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Solid Gold Wolf King Bison, Brown Rice & Sweet Potato Recipe For Large Breed Dogs

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Solid Gold Young at Heart Chicken, Sweet Potato & Spinach Recipe For Senior Dogs

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Solid Gold Barking At The Moon Beef Recipe

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Solid Gold Weight Control Chicken, Sweet Potato & Green Bean Recipe (Fit and Fabulous)

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Solid Gold Green Cow Green Beef Tripe Recipe

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Solid Gold Hund-N-Flocken Lamb, Brown Rice & Barley Recipe

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Solid Gold Leaping Waters Chicken & Salmon Recipe With Vegetables

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Solid Gold Love at First Bark Beef, Potatoes & Apples Recipe In Gravy For Puppies

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Solid Gold Love at First Bark Chicken, Potatoes & Apples Recipe In Gravy

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Solid Gold Mighty Mini Chicken, Chickpea & Pumpkin Recipe In Gravy For Toy & Small Breed Dogs

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Solid Gold Mighty Mini Lamb, Sweet Potato & Cranberry Recipe In Gravy For Toy & Small Breed Dogs

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Solid Gold Mighty Mini Turkey & Hearty Vegetable Recipe In Gravy For Toy & Small Breed Dogs

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Solid Gold Star Chaser Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Solid Gold Sun Dancer Chicken Recipe

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Solid Gold Sunday Sunrise Lamb, Sweet Potato & Pea Recipe

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Solid Gold Coprophagia Dog Supplement Stop Eating Poop + Breath Aid

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Solid Gold Supplements Advanced Joint Health (Maximum Impact)

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Solid Gold Bone Broth Meal Toppers Beef Bone Broth With Turmeric

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Solid Gold Bone Broth Meal Toppers Chicken Bone Broth With Lavender & Chamomile

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Solid Gold Bone Broth Meal Toppers Turkey Bone Broth With Pumpkin & Ginger

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