Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|32% (min)||22% (min)||4% (max)||10% (max)||24% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||419 (per cup)|
|Vitamin E||150 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||3.4%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- chicken meal
- ground white rice
- chicken fat
- pea protein
Chicken is a good start, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.
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.
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, whom can metabolize fat and used for various body system functions, including for energy.
Pea protein is from processed peas with most of the starch removed. It is a good source of protein, with almost no carbohydrates. Also there isn’t any dietary fiber either.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Egg product are eggs that are removed from the shell, then processed and pasteurized at a factory. Its composition does not necessary contain both the yolk and egg white from each egg. The manufacture may blend them at any ratio and may include non-egg products for processing purposes.
Cracked pearl barley is barley that has the outer bran hull polished off and the toasted to a crack state. The outer hull does contain significant nutrients and fiber. Barley itself 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.
Dried beet pulp is a source of fiber, but the saponins it contains may cause irritation in the gastrointestinal tract. If you choose a dog food with this ingredient, then keep a careful watch on your dog and consider discontinuing use if there are any signs of discomfort or irregularities.
Chicken, chicken meal, ground white rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), pea protein, egg product, cracked pearled barley, dried beet pulp, fish meal, powdered cellulose, flaxseed, natural flavor, salmon oil (source of DHA), salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, dried chicory root, L-Carnitine, kale, chia seed, pumpkin, blueberries, oranges, quinoa, dried kelp, coconut, spinach, carrots, papaya, yucca schidigera extract, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus reuteri, vitamin E supplement, beta carotene, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Diamond Pet Foods
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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