Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|21% (min)||10% (min)||4.5% (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||2.3%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Chicken Meal
- Chicken Fat
- Dicalcium Phosphate
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.
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.
Chicken fat is a good for dogs in the right amount, whom can metabolize fat and used for various body system functions, including for energy.
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.
Dicalcium Phosphate provides calcium supplement. Typical, such a supplement is further down in the ingredient list, while other food sources are higher than it.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Chicken, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potato Fiber, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Salt, Salmon Oil (a source of DHA), Taurine, Choline Chloride, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, 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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