Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|31% (min)||17% (min)||5% (max)||10% (max)||29% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||434 (per cup)|
|Vitamin A||21 000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||360 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||0.3%|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||2%|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||2.5%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- deboned chicken
- chicken meal
- green pea
- turkey meal
- chicken liver oil
Chicken is a good start and source of protein with all the essential amino acids for dogs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.
Chicken and turkey meal are 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 with the essential amino acids that a dog needs 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.
Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.
Chicken liver oil is rich in Vitamin A and offers other nutrients too. Also, it provides fat that dogs can metabolize, which is then useful to various biological functions such as reproductive efficiency and kidney function.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Rosemary has a few health benefits and can be found in various dog food brands. One of them is an antioxidant. It can also improve or be a stimulant to the circulatory system. However, some say it is associated with epileptic seizure for some dogs. There is no concrete evidence of this, thus we suggest be caution about it and avoid it if your dog had any past seizures or instability.
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Vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Champion Pet Food LP
Location(s): Morinville, Alberta Canada
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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