Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|26% (min)||11% (min)||6% (max)||10% (max)||40% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||400 (per cup)|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||NA|
*Values by either Guaranteed Analysis or Nutrient Analysis
First 5 Ingredients:
- Pea Protein
Chicken is a good start and source of protein that effectively covers each of the essential amino acids a dog needs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.
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.
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, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.
Eggs are a good source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acid.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
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.
Sweet potatoes contains an abundant amount of vitamin A and beta–carotene, which are important for the eyes / vision. It is also a good source of fiber and be aware that it does offer carbohydrates, since it is a starchy food type.
Chicken, Pea Protein, Tapioca, Peas, Eggs, Lentils, Pea Fiber, Egg Whites, Flaxseeds, Oicalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavors, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, Chicken Fat, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Spinach, lnulin, Choline Chloride, Green Tea Extract.
Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid.
Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Freshpet
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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