Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|26% (min)||16% (min)||2.5% (max)||10% (max)||37% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||463 (per cup)|
|Vitamin E||300 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||0.01%|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||0.86%|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||3.37%|
*Values by either Guaranteed Analysis or Nutrient Analysis
First 5 Ingredients:
- Chicken Meal
- Brown Rice
- Chicken Fat
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 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.
Rice is a source of fiber. It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates. If it is White rice then it is lower in dietary fiber than brown because white rice lacks the germ and bran. It does contain a high amount of other carbohydrates.
Sunflower oil is a fat that is very high is calories, but it is a good source for Omega-6 fatty acid.
Flaxseed meal is ground up flaxseed. Among the various nutrients it offers, flaxseed is good source of omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Also, it contains significant amounts of lignans, which have antioxidant properties.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Peas are a good source of fiber and protein, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates.
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. 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,Brown Rice,Rice,Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a Source of Vitamin E),Flaxseed,Sunflower Oil,Natural Flavors,Potassium Chloride,Salt,Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate),Vitamin E Supplement,Vitamins (Betaine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Beta Carotene, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Folic Acid),Rosemary Extract
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Natura Pet Products (Owned by Mars Inc)
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent company from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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