Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|18% (min)||9.5% (min)||6% (max)||12% (max)||47% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||1%|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||NA|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Ground yellow corn
- Corn germ meal
- Beef and bone meal
- Soybean meal
- Animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E)e.
Corn is source of nutrients and protein, but it is also contains relatively high amounts of carbohydrates and it is commonly found in dog food, since it is relatively cheap. Take caution some dogs may already be or will develop an allergy to corn.
Corn germ meal is a part inside the corn kernel. This part of the corn offers oils, fiber, protein, and other starchy carbohydrates. The amino acids in the protein it contains are not well balanced for a dog.
Beef 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. Bone Meal add provides nutrition from the bone marrow and calcium too.
Soybean meal is the remains after grinding the soybean to extract the oil. It is a low cost source of protein with all essential amino acids for dogs, and it’s commonly found in animal feed.
Animal fat can come from various sources, such as the state of the animal or the specific animal type. There is no enforcement or definition the source. As one example, it can come from healthy slaughtered animal; on the other hand it could also come from a sick and/or euthanized animal.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Animal digest is processed animal issue by applying heat, enzymes, and/or acids. The end product may contain protein, but it is not clear on what parts of the animal, condition of the animal, or what type of animal was used. It doesn’t sound great and we advise to avoid this ingredient if possible.
Food coloring is purely added for aesthetics. Despite being FDA approved, there is always risk they may do harm over time without much or any value in return. Food coloring is unnecessary and should be avoided. Example of food coloring in the ingredients is blue1, “food coloring”, yellow 5, red 40, etc..
Garlic oil is a debatable ingredient. You may know that garlic contains thiosulphate, which can cause hemolytic anemia, liver damage, and death for dogs. So why do they add garlic or garlic oil to dog food? It is because some debate the benefits of garlic are significant for dogs, and low dosages do pose any risk to their compromising their health.
Ground yellow corn, corn germ meal, beef and bone meal, soybean meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), pork and bone meal, egg and chicken flavor, animal digest, corn gluten meal, salt, potassium chloride, dried peas, Yellow 6, Red 40, choline chloride, Yellow 5, natural grill flavor, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, manganese sulfate, Blue 2, DL-Methionine, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.
|8/30/2013||Purina One Beyond||Salmonella|
*Recall information from FDA website.
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