Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Duck & Potato Canned Dog Formula

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  • Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Duck & Potato Canned Dog Formula
  • Published on: August 20, 2015
  • Last modified: August 26, 2015
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Review Summary:

This recipe offers Duck meat protein that provides the essential amino acids a dog needs. However, crowded in the top of the ingredient list are several potatoes related ingredients. This may result in higher carbs than necessary for some dogs. Also, this is reflected in the relatively high estimated carbs. Overall, this average recipe offerings are limited to a few wholesome ingredients.

Cons

  • May contain too much non-dietary fiber carbohydrates
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    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    5% (min) 4% (min) 1.5% (max) 78% (max) 9.5% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    23% (min) 18% (min) 6.8% (max) 22% (max) 43% (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber

    Calories

    Calories 490

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Duck
    2. Duck Broth
    3. Potatoes
    4. Dehydrated Potatoes
    5. Canola Oil

    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.

    Duck Broth is a flavorful alternative to water

    Potatoes and Dehydrated Potatoes  are a starchy food, thus it does contributes carbohydrates. Notably it is a good source for fiber, vitamin C B6, and potassium.

    Potato Protein is a good supplemental protein in addition to meat.  It is processed potatoes with most of the starch removed. At the same time, dietary fiber is eliminated too.

    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.

    All Ingredients

    Duck, Duck Broth, Potatoes, Dehydrated Potatoes, Potato Protein, Canola Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Natural Smoke Flavor, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

    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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