Natural Balance Delectable Delights Gobbler Cobbler Dog Stew Formula

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  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • Very Good
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  • Published on: August 20, 2015
  • Last modified: August 26, 2015
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Review Summary:

This recipe offers egg and multiple straight named meats at the top of the ingredient list that provide the essential amino acids a dog needs. There are a couple vegetables too, which is helpful for providing other nutrients. On the down side, it contains Caramel color, which is for unnecessary aesthetics and the issue it its link to premature aging. Also, it contains Tapioca starch, which holds little to no nutrition value beyond the carbs it contains. An alternative ingredient with higher value would be better. Overall, this recipe is just above average.

Pros

  • Multiple good meat sources in top five ingredients
  • Cons

  • Contains caramel coloring, which aids premature aging
  • Contains added Tapioca starch
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    Editor’s Taste Rating

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    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    9% (min) 5% (min) 1.5% (max) 80% (max) 2.7% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    45% (min) 25% (min) 7.5% (max) 20% (max) 14% (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber

    Calories

    Calories 409

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Chicken Broth
    2. Dried Egg
    3. Turkey
    4. Duck
    5. Chicken

    Chicken broth is a tasty alternative to just water.

    Dried eggs are a good source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acid.

    Turkey , Duck, and Chicken  are  a good  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.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    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.

    All Ingredients

    Chicken Broth, Dried Egg, Turkey, Duck, Chicken, Pumpkin, Green Beans, Canola Oil, Pea Protein, Potato Starch, Modified Tapioca Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Salmon Oil, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Caramel Color, Salt, Choline Chloride, Natural Flavor, Taurine, 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).

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Natural Balance (Owned by Del Monte)
    Location(s): Unknown

    Recalls

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

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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