Addiction Viva La Venison Puppy

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  • Addiction Viva La Venison Puppy
  • Published on: January 12, 2016
  • Last modified: January 12, 2016
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Review Summary:

The first and main source of protein is Venison meal. This is a good protein source covers the essential amino acids that a dog needs. Also, this recipe is relatively high in protein too, which is good for a growing puppy. It would be nice to see a straight named meat to supplement the Venison meal, such as “Venison” itself. The added dried Tapioca is high up on the ingredient list, which offers little nutritional value beyond carbohydrates. It is preferable to see an alternative ingredient used instead that offers a higher nutritional value. For the nutritional information listed on the label, it sadly does not share too much information on minerals, vitamins or show the Calories. One very good highlight is the variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits that help provide a diverse amount of nutrients. Overall, this recipe is good.

Pros

  • Relatively higher in protein
  • Good variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits
  • Cons

  • Added Tapioca is low in nutritional value, and only significant in carbohydrates
  • Does not provide Calories content info
  • Does not provide info on Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids content
  • No information on mineral and vitamin content levels
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    22% (min) 14% (min) 11% (max) 10% (max) 43% (Est.)

    *Values by Guaranteed Analysis.
    **Estimated carbs do not include fiber.

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories NA (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E NA
    Calcium NA
    Phosphorus NA
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid NA
    Omega-6 fatty acid NA

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Venison Meal
    2. Dried Potatoes
    3. Dried Tapioca
    4. Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)
    5. Peas

    Venison 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 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.

    Potatoes are a starchy food, thus it does contributes carbohydrates. Notably it offers a good source of fiber, vitamin C B6, and potassium.

    Tapioca or Tapioca starch (also known as tapioca flour) is high in carbohydrates and calories. It is good for energy, but of course too much carbs will go towards storage as fat. Beyond this, it does not offer much nutrients, fiber, or protein. This ingredient is a poor choice for average dog’s diet.

    Chicken fat is a good for dogs in the right amount, since dogs can effectively metabolize fat and use it for various body system functions, including for energy.

    Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    None

    All Ingredients

    Venison Meal, Dried Potatoes, Dried Tapioca, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Peas, Natural Flavors, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Dried Cranberries, Dried Apples, Dried Spinach, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus Faecium, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Dried Bifidobacterium Longum, Dried Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Sodium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Taurine, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Extract and Spearmint Extract.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Addiction Foods NZ Limited
    Location(s):Te Puke, New Zealand

    Recalls

    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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