Is Red Mills Leader Dry Dog Food Good?
Red Mills Leader Dry Dog Food is a below-average quality pet food with a 2-star rating — worse than 90% of all the pet food we analyze.
They are quite below the suggested level of nutrition ratio and ingredients quality. We do not recommend this pet food.
- Zero Allergic Ingredient
- No Ingredients that Disrupt Digestion
- High in Carbs — More than 37%
- No Organic Minerals
- No Probiotics to Aid Digestion
- Contain Risky Ingredients
Recipes could have very different quality in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
Tips for choosingRecipes have different quality and ratings. Be sure to choose the one with higher rating.
To rate Red Mills Leader Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Red Mills Leader Adult Supreme Medium Breed.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we want as low as possible for dogs and cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will show us the actual nutrition ratio and carbs level — and we will know if the value meet the suggested level.
(The best nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Protein||30% or more||26%|
|Fat||15% or more||17%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||48%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||2.4%|
18 ingredients are listed on the label. We analyze their quality to pet and show the proportion of Good, Concerned, and Bad ingredients in the bar chart.
Dehydrated ChickenAnimal Protein
AlfalfaCarbs, Plant Protein
Hydrolysed Liver ProteinAnimal Protein
Yeast ExtractPlant Protein Concentrate
Ingredients QualityAlert! We find 3 Concerned and 3 Bad ingredients from Red Mills Leader Adult Supreme Medium Breed. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Dehulled Oats
- Yeast Extract
- Dried Beetroot
- Brown Rice
- White Rice
- Hydrolysed Liver Protein
Protein Analysis and Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
1 / 7 (14%)in top 7 ingredients
26%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we can estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my estimate, the meat content is Medium !
We believe it contains a moderate amount of meat, and some protein might be plant-based from non-animal ingredients. Your furbabies might just be OK with it.
Red Mills Leader Dry Dog Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition value.
Recipes Average Compares to Suggested Level
In the total of 18 recipes, the group has an average of 25% protein, 13% fat and 52% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Higher the better丨Carbs: Lower the better）
- Protein is -5 (%) worse than suggested
- Fat is -2 (%) worse than suggested
- Carbs is 24 (%) worse than suggested
What does it mean?Overall,Red Mills Leader Dry Dog Food has an inadequate nutrition ratio that does not meet the suggested level. This indicates the nutrition ratio of the line is worst than majority average.
Throughout the analysis, we found out 3 important facts about this pet food line:
- Nutrition ratio either does not meet the suggested level, or major protein is coming from low-quality source
- Below average quality ingredients
- Medium level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Red Mills Leader Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 2 star rating.