I and Love and You Nude Food Red Meat Medley Recipe

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  • I and Love and You Nude Food Red Meat Medley Recipe
  • Published on: May 15, 2015
  • Last modified: May 15, 2015
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Review Summary:

This recipe offers a relatively high amount of protein, which is mainly from multiple meat sources that provide the needed essential amino acid building blocks a dog needs. For rest of the ingredients, there are a variety of wholesome ingredients that include fruits, vegetables, and oils too. Such a variety should provide an excellent spread of nutrients. The added minerals are chelated for better body absorption. The one ingredient that has little or no value beyond carbs is tapioca, which maybe added for additional energy in this case. Still, it would be better if they selected another ingredient that offers higher value. In summary, this recipe is an excellent and healthy choice to consider.

Pros

  • Provides both Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Good variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits
  • Contains multiple good straight meat sources
  • Relatively higher in protein
  • Chelated / proteinate minerals for better body absorption
  • Cons

  • Minimal nutritional information on Vitamins, minerals
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    35% (min) 15% (min) 4% (max) 10% (max) 28% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 372 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E 100 IU/kg
    Calcium NA
    Phosphorus NA
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) 0.05%
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 0.45%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Pork
    2. Lamb meal
    3. Herring meal
    4. Lentils
    5. 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.

    All Ingredients

    pork, lamb meal, herring meal, lentils, garbanzo beans, dried egg product, dried beet pulp, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), tapioca, bison, sweet potato, pork liver, natural flavor, blueberries, apple, spinach, tomato, carrot, olive oil, new zealand green mussel, choline chloride, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, chia seed, fish oil, inulin, salt, turmeric, iron amino acid chelate, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, zinc amino acid chelate, ferrous sulfate, niacin supplement, manganese amino acid chelate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, manganous oxide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, copper amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, folic acid, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger, dried Trichoderma reesei, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary 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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