(upbeat music) – Tell ’em the five worst foods. – Five worst dog foods?
– Yeah. – There’s so many bad dog foods. How do we narrow it down to just five? – Well let’s start with the big offenders. Beneful, you see Beneful on TV and you see the colorful ads and the bouncy – They look so pretty on the bag.
– fruit and meat it just… – It’s got all those
vegetables on the bag. It’s really bad. – Not a great food. Back in the old days we used to… We’d watch dogs come in and judging on their hyperactivity or reactivity on leash, we would try to guess what kind
of food the dog was eating. – He could usually 90% guess
what food that dog was on. – And so Purina. (dog barking) Purina is not a very good dog food. They’re trying to get better, but still they use a lot of cheap fillers. Their number one ingredient is corn. It would be like if you
ate Taco Bell everyday. – Pedigree was one of
the early on dog foods. Pedigree and Alpo, foods
like that, those were… From a long time ago,
those were really popular with all the breeders
and things like that. But those are really,
really bad dog foods. Historically don’t have good ingredients. A lot of dog foods in general don’t have very good ingredients. – Yeah, basically, they
call them kennel rations and a lot of dog food is… The manufacturers will buy
byproducts of other industries. So stuff that’d normally get thrown away. So when it says “poultry byproducts”, that could be anything. Any chicken, turkey, and
it’s any part of the bird. So it could be feet and bones and… – Beaks. And animal byproduct means
any part of any animal. – So it could be roadkill. They could be buying
roadkill from the county. – It sounds disgusting but you
really wanna read the labels. – Yep, read the labels. Educate yourself. So one of the worst foods is
one called Kibbles ‘n Bits. And some of our younger audience won’t remember Kibbles ‘n Bits, but it was basically a dog running around singing, “Kibbles ‘n
bits, kibbles ‘n bits.” And if you look at the food, it looks like Play-Doh,
smells like formaldehyde and it just has an
acrid, just nasty smell. And I jokingly call it Kibble ‘n Shits because it
comes out the way it goes in. And there’s almost zero
nutritional value and it’s… I just can’t say enough about how bad Kibbles ‘n Bits are for your dog. – So probably the one that
we hear about most often and I’ve always had a little
bit of an issue with it is foods like Science Diet. Science Diet is typically
sold at veterinary offices. And a lot of vets prescribe Science Diet. I understand that foods like that that are prescribed by vets are currently under a lot of scrutiny because in order for something
to be a prescription, it should legally have medication in it. And those types of prescribed dog foods don’t actually have
any medication in them. So it’s really hard for them
to qualify as a prescription. But you can’t buy them
without a vet’s written word. – Right. – Typically, those foods
are high in corn and fillers and generally not very
good for dogs at all. So there’s a lot to be said about foods that you buy from your vet. Vets aren’t even really… They’ll tell you themselves. They’re not really educated
in nutrition or behavior. So don’t ask your vet about
either of those things. – And actually, the makers of Science Diet give a lot of money and
spend a lot of money at veterinary colleges. So the vets are trained very early on with the Hill’s brothers and Science Diet and it really is shameless money making. They’re using inferior products and fear and the accreditation of
a doctor’s prescription to make you think that you need it. There’s just better ways
to medicate your dog. – Yeah. Absolutely. – With real food, whole food. (upbeat music)