Addiction Wishbone Ocean

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  • Addiction Wishbone Ocean
  • Published on: January 12, 2016
  • Last modified: January 12, 2016
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Review Summary:

This recipe offers Salmon Meal as its primary source of fish and other Fish Meal as its fourth ingredient. Both are a good source of healthy Omega-3 fatty acid and protein with the essential amino acids that a dog needs. 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, and vitamins. One very good highlight is the variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits that help provide a diverse amount of nutrients. Overall, this recipe is above average.

Pros

  • Good variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits
  • Cons

  • Added Tapioca is low in nutritional value, and only significant in carbohydrates
  • May contain too much non-dietary fiber carbohydrates
  • 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
    26% (min) 10% (min) 4% (max) 10% (max) 42% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 435 (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. Salmon Meal
    2. Potatoes
    3. Tapioca
    4. Fish Meal
    5. Chicken Fat

    Salmon meal is processed salmon parts and bones that are grounded down. It provides protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. As a meal it contains less water than just “Salmon” itself.

    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.

    Fish meal is similar to the above Salmon meal and provides protein with all the essential amino acids a dog needs, and it provides healthy Omega-3 fatty acids too.

    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

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

    All Ingredients

    Salmon Meal, Potatoes, Tapioca, Fish Meal, Chicken Fat, Peas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Papayas, Mangos, Apples, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Sunflower Seeds, Chamomile, Peppermint, Camelia, Natural Flavor, 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), Sodium Chloride, 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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