Reputation“If I wanted to make a truly horrible pet food,” writes Roger Biduk, “I’d follow recipes from Ol’ Roy’s, Hill’s Prescription Diets, Iams, Royal Canin, Hill’s Science Diet, Eukanuba Purina and Pedigree to name a few!”

This is Walmart’s brand of dog food and is the biggest seller in the U.S. with about 20% of the pet food market because it’s so cheap. When you see the ingredients in this “food”, you’ll see why.

On the WalMart website, it says “Ol’ Roy – Complete Nutrition Dog Food, 100% Satisfaction – Trusted Brand – Quality Guaranteed. Ol’ Roy Is Committed to Providing Your Dog With The Highest Quality Nutrition Possible.” Unbelievable! I think you’ll disagree with Walmart’s assessment of this “food” after reading on.

One of the worst and most dangerous foods (if not the worst) you can buy for your dog or cat.

Ol’ Roy was one of the brands of pet food that were implicated in the huge 2007 Melamine recall in which cats and dogs were sickened and died from being poisoned by contaminants in vegetable proteins imported into the United States from China and used as ingredients in pet food.

Ol’ Roy was also found to contain the lethal drug pentobarbital (click here for the FDA list of pet foods found to contain pentobarbitol) which is used to euthanize cats and dogs. This is very problematic because pentobarbital can withstand the heat from rendering and stays in the food! This also means that there’s a high probability that there was (is?) euthanized cats and dogs in Ol’ Roy along with the disease (cancer, tumors, kidney/liver disease, etc.) the cat/dog died from!

In many cases it’s hard to prove that even if pentobarbital is found in pet foods that there also was euthanized cats and dogs in the toxic mess. BUT that’s because DNA is destroyed from the high heat of rendering… the perfect crime!

Main ingredients: Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, chicken by-product meal, wheat middlings, animal fat [preserved with BHA and citric acid], natural flavor, brewers rice, salt, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, color added [red #40, yellow #5, blue #2], menadione sodium bisulfite complex [source of vitamin K activity].

Ingredients in RED all appear in the list “INGREDIENTS TO AVOID AT ALL COSTS IN PET FOOD”. You can see the list and view the definitions of what these ingredients do to cats/dogs.

raw-foods 2Dogs are carnivores and need a diet of up to 100% meat to be healthy. There is not ONE named meat source in this “food”! My Siberian Husky is on a balanced, 100% raw meat diet containing NONE of the above ingredients and he’s in absolutely superior condition.

BHT and BHA dangerBHA are carcinogens and according to the FDA, meat and bone meal and animal fat have a high probability to contain the lethal euthanasia drug pentobarbital and may contain the dead cats and dogs that come with it.

This food is so bad they have to add color to it for it to resemble food. The added colors are also suspect to be carcinogens.

You can read 327 documented complaints and reviews with Consumer Affairs and a petition by David Duncan for all of us to fill out to the ASPCA for the boycott of Ol’ Roy. You can see a video of what happened to his beautiful Labrador, Sully, after eating Ol’ Roy dog food.

no pentobarbitolThis is a perfect example of how the pet food industry is regulated. “How can this type of “food” be allowed (it’s all about billions of $$$$ for Walmart) and the claims made by Walmart on how good this food is for cats and dogs ” asks Roger Biduk.


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