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Sport mix

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by ruddog, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. ruddog

    ruddog Pup

    You know this fod SPORTMIX?
    Best regard
  2. terryg

    terryg Pup

    Yes. Thats what I feed my dogs
  3. ohpitbulls

    ohpitbulls CH Dog

    its not to good of a food imo
  4. ruddog

    ruddog Pup

    Its quality is optimal, medium or expires?
    Best regard
  5. terryg

    terryg Pup

    My dogs do good on it. They stay healthy and their coats all look healthy. If i have a pregnant bitch or a litter of pups i usully keep the on nutro max puppy chow but the rest of my dogs all stay on sport mix
  6. ElJay

    ElJay Premium Member Premium Member

    Sportmix only gets 1 out of 6 stars on dogfoodanalysis.com.

    here's the ingredient list and why it's not a very good food:

    Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Meat Meal, Ground Wheat, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of natural Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken & Liver Digest, Fish Meal, Salt, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Ethylene-diamine Dihydriodide, Copper Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Oxide.

    Guaranteed Analysis:
    Crude Protein (minimum) 26%
    Crude Fat (minimum) 18%
    Moisture (maximum) 10%
    Crude Fiber (maximum) 4.5%

    The first ingredient is by-products. It is impossible to ascertain the quality of by-products and these are usually products that are of such low quality as to be rejected for use in the human food chain, or else are those parts that have so little value that they cannot be used elsewhere in either the human or pet food industries. The AAFCO definition of chicken by-product meal is “a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered poultry, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.”

    The fouth ingredient is a meat product of unidentifiable origin. It is a meal made from the by-products of carcasses of a variety of animals, but the origin is unidentifiable. We recommend avoiding any pet food using such ingredients.

    The primary grains in the food are corn and wheat. Corn is a problematic grain that is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. We prefer not to see this used in dog food. The use of wheat is a significant negative: wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food. This is another ingredient we prefer not to see used at all in dog food

    Beet pulp is filler and a controversial ingredient – it is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.

    Digest is further low quality ingredient, being: "dried material resulting from chemical and/or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean and undecomposed animal tissue. The animal tissue used shall be exclusive of hair, horns, teeth, hooves and feathers, except in such trace amounts as might occur unavoidably in good factory practice and shall be suitable for animal feed. If it bears a name descriptive of its kind or flavor(s), it must correspond thereto".
  7. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Yard Boy

    may as well feed em ol roy lol
  8. ruddog

    ruddog Pup

  9. popper

    popper CH Dog

    i was kind of thinking the same thing....... man i was in the grocery store yesterday and i ventured overe onto the dog food section, beneful first ingredient is CORN! i couldnt beleive it
  10. ABK

    ABK Rest In Peace

    I fed Diamond to my dogs for a long time until it poisoned 2 of mine to death. Then I switched to Black Gold which I got really good results out of. The area stores stopped carrying Black Gold so I switched to Sport Mix & have had good results out of it. Not as good as Black Gold but better than Diamond. A lot of bulldog owners & hunting dog owners around here feed Sport Mix.

    As for the star system, the feeds most members here with yards use (Diamond, Black Gold, Iams, Eukanuba, Nutro, etc.) usually only get 1 star out of 6. The only foods that get decent ratings are the ultra super premium all natural (or almost all natural) foods like Timberwolf, Dick Van Pattens, Blue Buffalo, etc.

    I wouldn't let what dogfoodanalysis.com has to say influence you too much b/c almost no food is good enough to please them. Go by the results of your dogs. If they're doing good on Sport Mix, feed Sport Mix. If they're not doing as well as you'd like, switch to another brand.

    Blessings & good luck! :dogstare:
  11. TNKIDD

    TNKIDD Pup

    Depends on the size of your yard...
  12. tiana1988

    tiana1988 Pup

    Choline Chloride is a kind of vitamin B. Choline Chloride can promote liver and kidney fat metabolism; Choline Chloride or acetylcholine synthesis based body, thus affecting the transmission of nerve signals. Choline is also required for in vivo synthesis of motioning source of methyl. In many natural foods contain Choline Chloride, but not enough to meet the modern concentration on the animal feed industry, the need for rapid growth. Therefore, the feed synthesis of Choline Chloride should be added to meet their needs. Lack of Choline Chloride can lead to fatty liver, slow growth, reduced egg production rate, mortality increased and so on.
  13. rallyracer

    rallyracer CH Dog

    every now and again we pick up a few bags of this or diamond and bring them to area shelters. not my personal choice of feed, but a hungry dog is grateful
  14. mdp1985

    mdp1985 Big Dog

    Hey abk were u feeding dimond or dimond naturals cause naturals is suppose to be a better feed
  15. Flipside

    Flipside CH Dog

    Most who feed this quality of kibble are either on budget or just don't understand/care about the ingredients in there dogs kibble.
    Your better off feeding Kirklands at Costco or Taste of the Wild....the ingredients profile are way better than Sport Mix!

  16. popper

    popper CH Dog

    Taste of the wild i thought wasa very good dog food?
  17. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Top Dog

    of course, they have pictures of corn on their bag like its something awesome
  18. Ricky1969

    Ricky1969 Big Dog

    Black Bag is not the best to feed but some people I know feeds it to theres and there dogs look good
  19. nala2010

    nala2010 Pup

    i switch between red and black bag, summer and winter and dogs look ok ,due to my budget thats what i feed
  20. Mastiffkb

    Mastiffkb Pup

    I have fed many of the super and ultra premium foods and most are not worth the cost!

    I switched to Sport Mix 24/20 black bag when it became available in my area and after multiple e-mails and phone calls with the company to get nutrient details.

    My dogs look and perform great on it! I vary the 'topper' ingredients daily and fast them 1 day per week.

    The best food for your dog is the food your dog does the best on!

    Is sport mix the BEST, no but it is well worth a try.

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