Holistic Select Weight Management Chicken Meal & Peas Dry Dog Food

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  • Holistic Select Weight Management Chicken Meal & Peas Dry Dog Food
  • Published on: January 26, 2016
  • Last modified: June 1, 2016
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Review Summary:

This recipe is a high fiber and low calorie formula. However, the estimated carbs that excludes dietary-fiber is relatively high. Chicken meal is the first ingredient, which provides protein with the essential amino acid a dog needs. Dried beet pulp is commonly found in a dog food, but in this case it is relatively high on the ingredient list, and is something to watch out for b/c it may potentially not sit well with your dog’s gastrointestinal tract due to saponins. There is a diverse number of vegetables and fruits to provide other important nutrients, but several of them a too low on the ingredient list to likely add any significance. Overall, this recipe is above average.

Pros

  • Provides both Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Good variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits
  • Relatively higher in dietary-fiber
  • Cons

  • Does not contain at least one good straight meat source (ie Chicken, Beef, Lamb, etc..)
  • May contain too much non-dietary fiber carbohydrates
  • No information on where it is manufactured
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    21% (min) 7.5% (min) 9% (max) 10% (max) 44% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 309 (per cup)
    Vitamin A 22 000 IU/kg
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E 165 IU/kg
    Calcium 0.8%
    Phosphorus 0.75%
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 0.75%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 1.75%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Chicken Meal
    2. Ground Brown Rice
    3. Oatmeal
    4. Peas
    5. Ground White Rice

    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.

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

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

    Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.

    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.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    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.

     

    All Ingredients

    Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Peas, Ground White Rice, Pea Fiber, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Carrots, Pumpkin, Anchovy & Sardine Meal, Menhaden Fish Oil, Cranberries, Tomato Pomace, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Apples, 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, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Dried Kelp, Blueberries, L-Carnitine, Pomegranate, Inulin, 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, Choline Chloride, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by:  Unknown
    Location(s): USA

    Recalls

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

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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