Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Duck & Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food

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  • Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Duck & Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food
  • Published on: February 1, 2015
  • Last modified: February 16, 2017
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Review Summary:

Excellent disclosure of nutritional information. They provide info for both the guaranteed analysis and dry matter basis. Both are useful. This recipe offers a mix of good straight meats, vegetables, and fruits. Near the top of the list there are a few carb heavy ingredients, which is reflected in the dry matter basis. This is something to beware of. Overall, this is a good recipe.

Pros

  • Provides Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Good variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits
  • Discloses extensive nutritional information
  • Discloses Carbohydrate composition percentage
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  • Cons

  • May contain too much non-dietary fiber carbohydrates
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    24% (min) 15% (min) 3.5% (max) 10% (max) 39% (Est.)

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

    Protein Fat Fiber Carbohydrates
    28% (min) 17% (min) 3.4% (max) 46% (max)

    *Values by Dry Matter  Analysis

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 395 (per cup)
    Vitamin A 19 502 IU/kg
    Vitamin C 41 mg/kg
    Vitamin E 203 IU/kg
    Calcium 1.24 %
    Phosphorus 1 %
    Selenium 0.5 mg/kg
    Zinc 203 mg/kg

    *Values by Dry Matter  Analysis

    Omega-3-acid 0.5%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.6%

    *Values by Guaranteed Analysis

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Duck
    2. Duck Meal
    3. Pearled Barley
    4. Sweet Potato
    5. Brown Rice

    Duck is a good and tasty start, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    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 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.

    Pearled  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.

    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.

    Brown rice is good source of fiber and contains more nutrients than white rice. It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Oatmeal is ground oat groats, which are high in carbohydrates, and offer protein and fiber too.

    White rice is a source of fiber. It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates.

    Millet is a grain is a good source of fiber, but is rich in other carbohydrates too.

    All Ingredients

    Duck, Duck Meal, Pearled Barley, Sweet Potato, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, White Rice, Whole Dried Egg, Millet, Dried Tomato Pomace, Safflower Oil, Cheese, Flaxseed, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Apples, Green Beans, Lecithin, Chicken Cartilage, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Blueberries, Salt, Chicory Root Extract, Alfalfa Sprouts, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Folic Acid, Parsley, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Longum, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcous Faecium, Vitamin A, D3, E, B12 Supplements, Choline Bitartrate, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Sorbic Acid, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by:  Fromm Family Foods LLC.
    Location(s): USA

    Recalls

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

    Date Brand Reason
    3/18/2016 Fromm Gold Excessive Vitamin D

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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