Editor’s Taste Rating
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|6.5% (min)||4.5% (min)||1.5% (max)||78% (max)||7.5% (est.)|
Dry Matter Analysis
|30% (min)||20% (min)||6.8% (max)||22% (max)||34% (est.)|
*Estimated Carbs do not include fiber
First 5 Ingredients:
- Water Sufficient for Processing
- Sweet Potatoes
- Dehydrated Potatoes
Buffalo 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.
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.
Potatoes are a starchy food, thus it does contributes carbohydrates. Notably it is a good source for fiber, vitamin C B6, and potassium.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Carrageenans or Carrageenins is extracted from red edible seaweeds. For both humans and animal feed it is used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties. For humans the FDA regulations deemed it to be considered safe for as a direct food additive, and also safe for infant formulas. The EU takes greater precaution by prohibiting its use in infant formula and organic food claims, but it does permit it for other foods. The potential concern for use of Carrageenan is it may be linked to cancer for humans and various animals, but at the present this is still debatable and not clear. Many companies use it in wet dog food, thus it is relatively hard to avoid if you desire to do so.
Water Sufficient for Processing, Buffalo, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Dehydrated Potatoes, Canola Oil, Potato Protein, Dicalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Guar Gum, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Salt, Carrageenan, Potassium Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract.
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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