Dog Food Review: Ol’ Roy Dog Food
Sometimes, even leading dog food manufacturers make mistakes but when they take action and admit they were wrong, it’s worth taking a look at their products because they are going to be so much more careful with the new products they introduce. Ol’ Roy Dog Food is produced by Del Monte Foods that produce a comprehensive line of snacks and foods for dogs. They are well known for their pet product range, but on April 6, 2007 they voluntarily recalled some of their dog food products as a precautionary measure when they found that the wheat gluten used for producing dog food was contaminated with melamine. Ol’ Roy Dog Food products are sold by Del Monte foods under their private label and they come in a mouth watering range for your dog.
The main ingredient of Ol’ Roy Dog Food included ground yellow corn which is rich in fiber, soy bean meal that provides bio proteins and ground whole wheat for the supply of complex carbohydrates. Chicken meal, poultry fat and bone meal are also present in Ol’ Roy Dog Food along with minerals like calcium, potassium, ferrous and zinc. There is also a required amount of vitamins like Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Niacin, Riboflavin and Folic Acid that was added in these dog foods.
Ol’ Roy Dog Food is much cheaper than the other available dog food brands and they did not come under the category of organic dog foods as they contained added chemical ingredients. The animal fat present in Ol’ Roy Dog Food was preserved using BHA and citric acid. It is believed that the BHA is a cancer causing agent in dogs and this is one of the reasons for the unpopularity of this product. There had been reports that the Ol Roy complete nutrition dry dog foods were contaminated with Salmonella and people handling this product could also be under the risk of being exposed to Salmonella.
Although the contaminated Ol’ Roy Dog Food were recalled from the market, there is a chance that there could be some Ol Roy products on the shelves. So, proper care should be taken while buying any of their products and it is necessary for the dog owner to cross check the ingredients and make sure they do not contain wheat gluten. The aftermath of the recalling of specific Ol’ Roy pet foods is that many dog owners who have been feeding their pets Ol Roy Dog Food are in a dilemma of what is to be done about the safety of their dogs. Many veterinarians are of the opinion that it is better to avoid dog foods that contain rice protein as well as wheat gluten concentrates which had caused the mass recall of Ol’ Roy and other brands of dog foods.
So, it is advisable that any dog owner consult a veterinarian before deciding on purchasing the dog foods for his or her pet from the hundreds of varieties of pet foods that are available these days.