Addiction Wild Kangaroo & Apples

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  • Rated 3.5 stars
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  • Addiction Wild Kangaroo & Apples
  • Published on: January 12, 2016
  • Last modified: January 12, 2016
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Review Summary:

For Americans, this recipe offers a unique and atypical Kangaroo meat. This is a good protein source covering the essential amino acids that a dog needs. However, despite being first on the ingredient list, the relative protein level is on the lower side. The added 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. Do note the estimated carbohydrate levels are relatively high, and it is something to consider, as it may be more carbs than needed by your dog. Then there is the nutritional information listed on the label that 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. The dietary fiber levels are relatively high too. Overall, this recipe is above average.

Pros

  • Good variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits
  • Relatively higher in dietary-fiber
  • Cons

  • Added Tapioca is low in nutritional value, and only significant in carbohydrates
  • May contain too much non-dietary fiber 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. Dried Kangaroo Meat
    2. Potato
    3. Tapioca
    4. Peas
    5. Chicken Fat

    Kangaroo Meat is a good start and source of protein that effectively covers each of the essential amino acids a dog needs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    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.

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

    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.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    None

    All Ingredients

    Dried Kangaroo Meat, Potato, Tapioca, Peas, Chicken Fat, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Papaya, Mango, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Sunflower Seeds, Chamomile, Peppermint, Camelia, Natural Flavors, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Panthothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflaven Supplemement, Pyridoxine Hydriochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Sodium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea 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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