The first ingredient in this dog food is menhaden fish meal

Grain Free Complete Health Adult Whitefish & Menhaden Fish Meal Recipe Dry Dog Food
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Actually selecting a pet food without Menhaden in it requires a lot of work and patience, something we are all short on. Oftentimes, Menhaden is disguised with another name. My favorites are “Ocean Fish” and “Fish meal.” What exactly is an Ocean Fish? What type of fish is that? Where does it come from? What the heck am I feeding my dog?
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Verus Canine Dog Food - Limited Ingredient. Advanced Opticoat formula (Menhaden Fish Meal & Potato), Life Advantage formula (Chicken Meal, Oats & Brown Rice), Adult Maintenance formula ( Lamb Meal, Oats & Brown Rice), and Puppy Advantage (Chicken Meal, Oats & Brown Rice) #GodfreysDogdom Wellness Grain-Free Complete Health Adult Whitefish & Menhaden Fish Meal Recipe Dry Dog Food, 4-lb bag; Wellness Grain-Free Comple
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VéRUS Advanced Opticoat Menhaden Fish Meal and Potato Formula Dry Dog Food contains cold water fish, menhaden oil and flaxseed oil - all rich in valuable EPA, DHA, and ALA Omega-3 fatty acids. Available in 5, 15 & 30 lbs.
Omega 3 fatty acids benefit a wide range of health problems including: allergies and immune conditions, arthritis, inflammatory diseases, dry hair and dull coat, heart problems and cancers. VéRUS Advanced Opticoat Menhaden Fish Meal and Potato Formula Dry Dog Food is not just for dogs with allergies or immune mediated disorders!
Omega 3 fatty acids benefit a wide range of health problems including: allergies and immune conditions, arthritis, inflammatory diseases, dry hair and dull coat, heart problems and cancers. VéRUS Advanced Opticoat Menhaden Fish Meal and Potato Formula Dry Dog Food is not just for dogs with allergies or immune mediated disorders!
My final decision came down to two and I now use Merrick brand, Menhaden free type of Dog Food and Natural balance Menhaden Free type of cat food, and I made sure I told the store manager why I selected this. Pretty obvious that if they eliminated the menhaden containing dog and cat foods, they would have to close down. Yes, the situation is that bad. In the USA, the last Menhaden fish meal and oil manufacturing company - Omega Protein, Inc. - depends on sales to the companion pet food industry for approx 12% of its annual revenue! Yes, Science Diet, Purina, Iamms, Blue Buffalo, etc. are all great clients of Omega and have been for years. Note that not all of the types of foods that these brands offer contain fish meal, so you need to really read up and ask questions and even call customer service.There is a very good chance that the dog or cat food that you are currently buying contains menhaden-based fish meal/fish oil that comes from the very fish that our gamefish and everything else in the ecosystem relies on for survival. These forage fish are literally being taken right out of the mouths of the fish we catch.In addition to plenty of high-quality proteins, healthy animal-based fats are also valuable additions to a high-quality dog food. Fat provides your dog with a concentrated source of energy as well as omega fatty acids for skin and coat health. Just like proteins, most of the fats in your dog’s diet should come from animal sources – that includes things like salmon oil and chicken fat as well as fish proteins like fresh tuna or menhaden fish meal. Digestible carbohydrates like whole grains are quality ingredients for most dogs, unless your dog is allergic or sensitive to grains. In that case, look for starchy vegetables like white potatoes or sweet potatoes and other gluten-free, grain-free options like beans and legumes. It is also good to see beneficial additives included – things like chelated minerals, prebiotic fibers, and dried fermentation products for probiotic support.