This review also applies to:
- Organix Grain-Free Adult Dog Food
- Organix Small Breed Grain-Free Adult dog food
Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|30% (min)||12% (min)||3.5% (max)||10% (max)||36% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||395 (per cup)|
|Vitamin E||75 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||1.75 %|
First 5 Ingredients:
- poultry meal
- Soybean meal
Chicken is a good start and source of protein with all the essential amino acids for dogs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.
Poultry 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. Please note the animal type is not specified, it just says “Poultry”. This generic term leaves an open door to where they may have procured the “Poultry” from. This may allow for higher odds of a bad source such as a sick, euthanized, or road kill, which are just a few examples among many other possibilities.
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 and protein, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates.
Soybean meal is the remains after grinding the soybean to extract the oil. It is a low cost source of protein with all essential amino acids for dogs, and it’s commonly found in animal feed.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Potatoes are a starchy food, thus it does contributes carbohydrates. Notably it is a good source for fiber, vitamin C B6, and potassium.
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.
organic chicken, poultry meal, organic tapioca, organic peas, organic soybean meal, organic potato, dried egg product, salmon meal, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), organic chicken liver, natural chicken flavor, organic flaxseed, salt, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), potassium chloride, choline chloride, vitamins (vitamin e supplement, l-ascorbyl-2 polyphosphate, vitamin a supplement, calcium pantothenate, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin b12 supplement, biotin, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin d3 supplement), yeast culture (saccharomyces cerevisiae), dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation solubles, rosemary extract.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Merrick
Location(s): Hereford, Texas USA
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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