Dog Food: Portland Pet Food Company vs Royal Canin

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At Portland Pet Food Company, we make our dog food meals and dog treats out of human-grade ingredients, the types of whole foods that you’d serve your family!

All of our products are considered “limited ingredients,” with no more than 11 ingredients in any product and as few as 5 ingredients in some products.

Let’s take a look at how our chicken-flavored wet dog food compares to Royal Canin’s chicken-flavored small adult dog dry food.

PPFC’s Tuxedo’s Chicken & Yams vs Royal Canin’s Chicken-Flavored Small Adult Dog Dry Food
The main differentiator between our chicken-flavored dog food and Royal Canin’s is the quality of the chicken that goes into the two products. In our dog food, we use human-grade, USDA-certified chicken, (from Cascade Farms in eastern Oregon). Royal Canin makes their dog food with chicken by-product meal and chicken fat.

If you’ve never heard of chicken by-products, in essence, they’re everything found on a chicken, except the chicken meat. Chicken by-products can come from the organs (lungs, kidneys, spleens, and liver), as well as other parts of the chicken (such as the neck, feet, bones, and undeveloped eggs). Chicken by-products meal contains the same ingredients, in a dried form. None of our products, including our chicken and yams dog food, ever contains rendered meats or by-products.

Another stark difference between our dog food and Royal Canin’s dog food is that our primary ingredients are chicken and yams, while theirs are corn, chicken by-product meal, and brewer’s rice (in that order). When you read a dog food label – just as with human food labels – the ingredients are listed in order of most prominent to least prominent. Four of the top five ingredients in Royal Canin’s chicken-flavored dog food are fillers, and the inclusion of more than 40 other ingredients means that this isn’t “all-natural,” which ours is.

Ingredients In PPFC’s Tuxedo’s Chicken & Yams Dog Food
In our chicken and yams flavor of dog food, there are only 11 ingredients, all of which are natural and healthy. Here are the ingredients, in order of most prominent ingredient to least prominent ingredient:

  • Chicken (from Cascade Farms in Oregon)
  • Yams
  • Long Grain White Rice
  • Chicken Gizzards
  • Eggs
  • Potato Flour
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Quinoa
  • Kale
  • Eggshell (a great source of calcium)
  • Sea Salt

You’ll notice that in our chicken and yams flavor, as with all of our flavors of dog food, there are no preservatives, no growth hormones, no artificial coloring (or artificial anything) and no BHA or BHT (preservatives that are found in many types of dog food).

Ingredients In Royal Canin’s Chicken-Flavored Small Adult Dry Dog Food
In Royal Canin’s chicken-flavored small adult dry dog food, there are 46 ingredients. Here are the ingredients, in order of most prominent ingredient to least prominent ingredient:

  • Corn
  • Chicken By-Product Meal
  • Brewers Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Chicken Fat
  • Natural Flavors
  • Dried Plain Beet Pulp
  • Wheat Gluten
  • Fish Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Salt
  • Fructooligosaccharides
  • Sodium Tripolyphosphate
  • L-Lysine
  • Choline Chloride
  • DL-Methionine
  • Monocalcium Phosphate
  • Vitamins (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Niacin Supplement, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement)
  • Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate)
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • L-Carnitine
  • Rosemary Extract
  • Mixed Tocopherols
  • Citric Acid

Our Dog Food Pouches Seal In Nutrients
Our dog food meals are gently cooked inside their meal pouches. This process locks in the nutrients of the whole food ingredients that we use, and the pouches have a shelf-stable life of two years.

Homemade Dog Food Delivery Service
For your convenience, we offer a flexible homemade dog food delivery service. When you sign up for a dog food subscription, you receive 25% off your first order and 10% off all future orders. You can easily change or cancel your dog food delivery service subscription at any time.

For more information on the ingredients in any of our dog food meals or dog treats, please e-mail

See also:
Portland Pet Food Company vs Nutro
Portland Pet Food Company vs Natural Balance
Portland Pet Food Company vs Purina One

Please note: Royal Canin is a trademark of Mars Incorporated.