Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|26% (min)||16% (min)||4% (max)||10% (max)||36% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||372 (per cup)|
|Vitamin A||22 100 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||150 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||3.43%|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||3.45%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Chicken Meal
- Ground Whole Brown Rice
- Ground Whole White Rice
- Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)
- Oat Bran
Chicken 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.
Brown rice is good source of fiber and contains more nutrients than white rice. It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates.
White rice is lower in dietary fiber than brown because white rice lacks the germ and bran. It does contain a high amount of other carbohydrates.
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.
Oat bran is the outer layer of whole oats; it surrounds the endosperm. This part of the rice is rich in dietary fiber and contains other carbohydrates too.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Rice bran is the outer layer of whole grain brown rice; it surrounds the endosperm. This part of the rice is rich in dietary fiber and contains other carbohydrates too.
Avocados offer a variety of vitamins with particularly good levels of K and assorted Bs. It is also a good source of potassium minerals too. It does contain carbohydrates, but most of it is dietary fiber, which is helpful for the digestive tract. Last, but not least, it is well know for its healthy fat content. It is relatively high fat content is mainly dominated by mono-saturated fats, and it contains some saturated fats too. Within these fats, there are healthy Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, which are excellent for various biological body processes. Avocados are a healthy as long it is not consumed excessively, due to its high fat content. Avocados being excessive In a dog food recipe is unlikely a concern.
Rosemary oil or Rosemary extract 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.
Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Brown Rice, Ground Whole White Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Oat Bran, Rice Bran, Avocado, Flax Seed (Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid), Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene), Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavor, Herring Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, a-Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Kelp Meal, Avocado Oil, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Pineapple Stem (Source of Bromelain), Papain, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Breeder’s Choice Inc.
Location(s): Irwindale, California
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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