Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|35% (min)||18% (min)||3.5% (max)||10% (max)||25% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||452 (per cup)|
|Vitamin A||42850 IU/kg|
|Vitamin C||85 mg/kg|
|Vitamin E||100 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||2.0%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Salmon Meal
- Canola Oil
- Menhaden Fish Meal
Salmon meal is processed salmon parts and bones that are grounded down. Both it and Salmon provides protein with the essential amino acids a dog needs and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Tapioca starch (also known as tapioca flour) is high in carbohydrates and calories. Beyond this, it does not offer much nutrients, fiber, or protein. This ingredient is a poor choice for average dog’s diet. It would be better to use another ingredient that has more nutritional value.
Canola oil is low in saturated fat and offers both Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. If it matter to you, then please note, it is very likely sourced from genetically modified crops.
Menhaden meal is a fish meal that provides protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. Menhaden refers to a specific fish that is relatively small.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Rosemary oil or Rosemary extract has a few health benefits and can be found in various dog food brands. One of them is an antioxidant. It can also improve or be a stimulant to the circulatory system. However, some say it is associated with epileptic seizure for some dogs. There is no concrete evidence of this, thus we suggest be caution about it and avoid it if your dog had any past seizures or instability.
Salmon Meal, Salmon, Tapioca, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Menhaden Fish Meal, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Herring Meal, Peas, Tomato Pomace, Chickpeas, Natural Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Potassium Chloride, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, Freeze Dried Cod, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Nature’s Variety
Location(s): Lincoln, Nebraska USA.
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.
|07/24/2015||Instinct Nature’s Variety||Salmonella|
*Recall information from FDA website.
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