Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|28% (min)||17% (min)||3% (max)||10% (max)||34% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||403 (per cup)|
|Vitamin A||22 000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||165 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||0.1%|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||3%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Anchovy & Sardine Meal
- Ground Brown Rice
- Ground White Rice
- Chicken Meal
- Chicken Fat
Anchovy and Sardine meal are processed fish parts and bones that are grounded down. It provides protein with an effective profile of the essential amino acid profile a dog needs, and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.
Brown rice is good source of fiber and contains more nutrients than white rice. It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates.
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. Also, its glycemic index is significantly higher than brown rice, which translates to a quicker surge in blood sugar and higher insulin levels as a response by the body. For dogs that are diabetic or at risk of becoming diabetic, this is effect and ingredient is undesirable and should be avoided.
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 with an effective profile of 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.
Chicken fat is a good for dogs in the right amount, since dogs can effectively metabolize fat and use it for various body system functions, including for energy.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Oatmeal is ground oat groats, which are high in carbohydrates, and offer protein and fiber too.
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.
Dried 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.
Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.
Anchovy & Sardine Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pork Meal, Oatmeal, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Pumpkin, Menhaden Fish Oil, Cranberries, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Apples, Salt, Peas, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Organic Quinoa, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid], Minerals [Zinc Polysaccharide Complex, Iron Polysaccharide Complex, Copper Polysaccharide Complex, Manganese Polysaccharide Complex, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Potassium Iodide], Papaya, Dried Kelp, Blueberries, Pomegranate, Inulin, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Fennel, Ground Peppermint, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Product, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Unknown
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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