Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|21% (min)||10% (min)||3% (max)||10% (max)||48% (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||1.7%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Duck Meal
- Canola Oil
- Potato Protein
Potatoes are a starchy food, thus it does contributes carbohydrates. Notably it offers a good source of fiber, vitamin C B6, and potassium.
Duck 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.
Duck is a good and tasty, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water. Too bad it isn’t the first ingredient.
Canola oil is low in saturated fat and offers both Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. If it matter to you, then please note, it is very likely sourced from genetically modified crops.
Potato Protein is a good supplemental protein to meat. It is processed potatoes with most of the starch removed. At the same time, dietary fiber is eliminated too.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Potatoes, Duck Meal, Duck, Canola Oil (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols), Potato Protein, Potato Fiber, Natural Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Salmon Oil (a source of DHA), Calcium Carbonate, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid
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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