Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|26% (min)||11.5% (min)||4% (max)||10% (max)||40% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||375 (per cup)|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||2%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Chicken Meal
- Garbanzo Beans
Chicken is a good grade meat protein. However, it is not higher on this list and also it factors in about 70% when accounted for in this list, which doesn’t help.
Potatoes are a starchy food, thus it does contributes carbohydrates. Notably it offers a good source of fiber, vitamin C B6, and potassium.
Chicken meal is rendered parts from grinding carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. 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 straight forward named meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive heating and processing to ensure it is safe to eat. Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out.
Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) offers protein (not balanced amino acid profile for dogs) and a variety of nutrients. They are also high in carbohydrates and this includes significant dietary fiber.
Peas are a good source of fiber and protein, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Sweet potatoes contains an abundant amount of vitamin A and beta –carotene, which are important for the eyes / vision. It is also a good source of fiber and be aware that it does offer carbohydrates, since it is a starchy food type.
Potato starch contains high amounts of calories and carbohydrate.
Chicken, Potatoes, Chicken Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Peas, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Duck, Alfalfa Meal, Potato Starch, Beet Pulp, Dried Egg, Salmon Oil, Vegetable Pomace (carrot, celery, beet, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach), Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Blueberries, Apples, Zucchini, Dried Kelp, Vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid), Inulin, Minerals (zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous sulfate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), L-carnitine, Ascorbic Acid (source of vitamin C), Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-methionine, L-lysine, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives).
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Natural Balance (Owned by Del Monte)
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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