Editor’s Taste Rating
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|9% (min)||6% (min)||1% (max)||78% (max)||4% (est.)|
|41% (min)||27% (min)||4.5% (max)||22% (max)||18% (est.)|
*Estimated Carbs do not include fiber
|Calories||775 (per cup)|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Chicken broth
- Poultry liver
- Brewers rice
- Chicken meal
Chicken is a good start and source of protein that effectively covers each of the essential amino acids a dog needs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.
Chicken broth is a tasty alternative to water
Poultry liver is a good meat part, but it does not specify what animal it came from. By not specifying, it may allow for higher odds of a bad source such as a sick, euthanized, or road kill, which are just a few examples among many other possibilities. Thus, it would be better if they specified the type of liver. As for nutritional value, it is a good source for protein, minerals such as copper, iron, and various vitamins particularly A, and B12.
Brewers rice is milled & processed rice. This processing strips valuable nutrients out, leaving the residual grain fragment, resulting in a carbohydrate biased focused filler. Without much relative value, it is a poor choice of ingredient.
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 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.
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.
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.
Chicken, chicken broth, poultry liver, brewers rice, chicken meal, dried beet pulp, fish meal, dried egg product, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, DL-methionine, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, manganous oxide, biotin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, niacin, riboflavin supplement, inositol, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, cobalt carbonate.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Diamond Pet Foods
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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