Ol’Roy Complete Nutrition

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  • Ol'Roy Complete Nutrition
  • Published on: January 22, 2015
  • Last modified: June 5, 2015
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Review Summary:

First off, on the label, there is no disclosure of any Omega-3 or 6 fatty acid content. The top five ingredients start off poorly with the choice of corn, which is carb heavy and does not offer a good amino acid profile for the dogs. The rest of the ingredient list does not appear to be of good quality and it lacks good wholesome ingredients Examples of questionable ingredients and considered lower grade are generic types such as animal fat, meat and bone meal, and poultry by-product meat. One serious concern is the BHA it contains that may pose a cancer linked health risk. Overall, this dog food is plain cheaply made, low quality, and inferior to other brands.


  • Does not contain at least one good straight named meat source (ie Chicken, Beef, Lamb, etc..)
  • Corn is the first ingredient
  • No information on where it is manufactured
  • Generic animal type ingredients / sources
  • Contains unnecessary food coloring
  • BHA is used, which is link to cancer
  • Does not provide any Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids content info
  • May contain too much non-dietary fiber carbohydrates
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    21% (min) 10% (min) 4.5% (max) 12% (max) 45% (Est.)

    *Values by Guaranteed Analysis.
    **Estimated carbs do not include fiber.

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 310 (per cup)
    Vitamin A 10 000 IU/kg
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E 50 IU/kg
    Calcium 1.5%
    Phosphorus 0.8%
    Selenium 0.11 mg/kg
    Zinc 120 mg/kg
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid NA
    Omega-6 fatty acid NA

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Ground Yellow Corn
    2. Meat And Bone Meal
    3. Soybean Meal
    4. Poultry By-Product Meal
    5. Animal Fat (Preserved With BHA And Citric Acid)

    Corn is source of nutrients and protein, but it is also contains relatively high amounts of carbohydrates and it is commonly found in dog food, since it is relatively cheap. Take caution some dogs may already be or will develop an allergy to corn.

    Meat and bone meal is rendered from other animal parts that humans may not consider eating. There are pros and cons to meal. Its advantage is it provides lots of protein for a relatively lower cost and contains low moisture content relative to pure meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive rendering process to ensure it is safe to eat. Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out; it’s strictly good for a source of protein. Another concern is it doesn’t mention what animal it came from; it could be from sick or euthanize animal as just two possibilities among many others.

    Soybean meal is the remains after grinding the soybean to extract the oil. It is a low cost source of protein and commonly found in animal feed.

    Poultry by-products meal is rendered parts from grinding carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. It may contain bones, lungs, brains, underdeveloped eggs, intestine, etc…The term “Poultry” is a generic term and it does not specify exactly the source. This leaves an open door to where they may have procure the poultry from, which may allow for higher odds of a bad source such as a sick, euthanized, road kill, as a few examples among many other possibilities.

    Animal fat can come from various sources, such as the state of the animal or the specific animal type. There is no enforcement or definition the source. As one example, it can come from healthy slaughtered animal; on the other hand it could also come from a sick and/or euthanized animal.

    BHA (Butylated hydroxyanisole) is known to be a carcinogen based off experimental studies on animals. It is linked to cancer. This ingredient should be avoided.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Corn gluten meal is an inexpensive source of protein, and does boast protein content when used. However, the amino acids it contains are not well balanced for a dog. Thus, it is an inferior choice to meat or other sources for protein. Look out for this protein substitute. There are some dogs maybe allergic to corn, which applies to this corn by-product.

    Brewers rice is milled & processed rice. This processing strips valuable nutrients out; leaving the residual grain fragment, resulting in a carbohydrate biased focused filler.

    Food coloring is purely added for aesthetics. Despite being FDA approved, there is always risk they may do harm over time without much or any value in return. Food coloring is unnecessary and should be avoided. Example of food coloring in the ingredients are blue1, “food coloring”, yellow 5, red 40, etc..

    All Ingredients

    Ground Yellow Corn, Meat And Bone Meal, Soybean Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With BHA And Citric Acid), Corn Gluten Meal, Natural Flavor, Brewers Rice, Salt, Potassium Chloride,  Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement,Color Added (Yellow #5, Brown), Biotin, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Unknown (Distributed exclusively by Walmart)
    Location(s): Unknown


    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.


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    4 thoughts on “Ol’Roy Complete Nutrition

    1. Our dog really loves this food. I just switched her from blue buffalo because of their recall. And to think I have been wasting my money on blue buffalo for four years now only to find everything I have been giving her is now recalled. Blue buffalo is a joke. Also my dog was suffering from an allergic skin reaction, and my vet suggested switching foods and now our dog hasn’t had a flare up in months. I don’t think this brand is as bad as so excited individuals portray it to be.

    2. I was told my my vet that there is a trace of arsenic in the food…i was told NEVER buy this food at all because of this…they dont put that on their ingredients because it is illegal and they withhold that information…factory tested and proved…dont buy ol roy

      1. Soy is a proven contributing factor to bloat in large dogs. Stay far far away from this food. Its the worst of the worst. Might as well grind up a cardboard box and call it dog food.

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