Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|35% (min)||15% (min)||4% (max)||10% (max)||28% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||372 (per cup)|
|Vitamin E||100 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||0.05%|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||2%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Lamb meal
- Herring meal
- Garbanzo beans
Pork is a good start and source of protein with all the essential amino acids for dogs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.
Lamb 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 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.
Herring fish meal is processed Herring fish parts and bones that are grounded down. It provides protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.
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.
Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) offers protein (not balanced amino acid profile for dogs) and a variety of nutrients. They are also high in carbohydrates and this includes significant dietary fiber.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Tapioca or Tapioca starch (also known as tapioca flour) is high in carbohydrates and calories. Beyond this, it does not offer much nutrients, fiber, or protein. This ingredient is a poor choice for average dog’s diet.
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.
Rosemary oil or Rosemary extract has a few health benefits and can be found in various dog food brands. One of them is an antioxidant. It can also improve or be a stimulant to the circulatory system. However, some say it is associated with epileptic seizure for some dogs. There is no concrete evidence of this, thus we suggest be caution about it and avoid it if your dog had any past seizures or instability.
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Manufacture and Location
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Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.
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