Canidae Life stages Large breed Adult Duck meal, Brown rice & Lentils formula

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  • Canidae Life stages Large breed Adult Duck meal, Brown rice & Lentils formula
  • Published on: June 27, 2015
  • Last modified: June 29, 2015
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Review Summary:

There are numerous carb heavy ingredients crowding the top of the ingredient list. The protein level is not very strong, and only offers meal type meat sources. One good highlight is the relatively high Omega-6 fatty acid content in this recipe. Its vegetables and fruit offers are limited. Oddly, pineapple and papaya are the last two ingredients. Being so low it is very unlikely to add any contribution with the trace amount, thus nothing to get excited about here. Overall, this recipe is average.

Pros

  • Provides both Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Relatively higher in Omega-6 fatty acid
  • Cons

  • May contain too much non-dietary fiber carbohydrates
  • Could provide more nutritional information on minerals
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    21% (min) 12% (min) 4% (max) 10% (max) 37% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 468 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C 50 mg/kg
    Vitamin E 200 IU/kg
    Calcium NA
    Phosphorus NA
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) 3%
    Omega-3-acid (Alpha Linolenic Acid) 0.5%
    Omega-6 fatty acid NA

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Duck meal
    2. Brown rice
    3. Oats
    4. Peas
    5. Barley

    Duck 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.

    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.

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

    Barley is a cereal grain that provides a good source of fiber and contains eight out of the ten essential amino acids for dogs. Do note, it is rich in carbohydrates.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    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.

    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 carbohydrates.

    Lentils offers protein, but the amino acid profile is not balanced for dogs. Also, it is high in carbohydrates, but this includes dietary fiber too.

    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.

    All Ingredients

    Duck meal (source of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and L-carnitine), brown rice, oats, peas, barley, white rice, rice bran, chicken meal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), suncured alfalfa meal, lentils, flaxseed, natural flavor, potassium chloride, choline chloride, inulin (from chicory root), lecithin, sage extract, cranberries, beta-carotene, rosemary extract, sunflower oil, yucca schidigera extract, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite), papaya, pineapple

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Canidae (Ethos Pet Nutrition), Diamond Pet, Performance Pet, or Hampshire Pet
    Location(s): USA

    Recalls

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

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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