An easy way to evaluate your pet(s) food is by reading the First Five Ingredients! AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) mandates that the bag of ingredients be weighted from the very first ingredient (most) down to the last ingredient (least). So the First Five Ingredients make up the majority of the bag and are the most important.
One (or more) of the first two ingredients should be a whole protein source. Whole protein sources like (chicken, pork, beef, etc.) or meals made from single, whole protein sources (beef meal, salmon meal, chicken meal, etc.) You should stay away from corn, wheat or soy and look for more whole, unprocessed grains, fruits, and vegetables. In addition you should avoid artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. By starting these simple steps, you are initiating a plan that will develop into a responsible and healthy diet program for your pet(s).