Editor’s Taste Rating
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|11% (min)||4% (min)||1.5% (max)||79% (max)||2.6% (est.)|
Dry Matter Analysis
|52% (min)||19% (min)||7.1% (max)||21% (max)||12% (est.)|
*Estimated Carbs do not include fiber
First 5 Ingredients:
- Tuna Broth
- Dried Egg
Tuna broth is a tastier alternative to water
Tuna is a good start by offering protein with all the essential amino acids a dog needs, and it provides healthy Omega-3 fatty acids too. Do keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content when added, which is roughly about 70% or more water.
Duck 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.
Dried eggs are a good source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acid.
Carrots are a good source of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s well known for its high content in vitamin A and beta -carotene.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Barley is a cereal grain that provides a good source of fiber and contains eight out of the ten essential amino acids for dogs. Do note, it is rich in carbohydrates.
Potato starch contains high amounts of calories and carbohydrate.
Caramel color is not necessary as its only purpose is for aesthetics. The downside is it contains advanced gycation end products, which can result in premature aging.
Tapioca or Tapioca starch (also known as tapioca flour) is high in carbohydrates and calories. It is good for energy, but of course too much carbs will go towards storage as fat. Beyond this, it does not offer much nutrients, fiber, or protein. This ingredient is a poor choice for average dog’s diet.
Tuna Broth, Tuna, Duck, Dried Egg, Carrots, Barley, Green Beans, Potato Starch, Canola Oil, Chicken, Pea Protein, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Caramel Color, Modified Tapioca Starch, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, Folic Acid), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Natural Flavor, Salt.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Natural Balance (Owned by Del Monte)
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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