Newman’s Own Organics Advanced Dog Dry Forumula

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  • Newman's Own Organics Advanced Dog Dry Forumula
  • Published on: August 2, 2015
  • Last modified: August 2, 2015
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Review Summary:

The nutritional label offers minimal information, and does not offer info on vitamin and mineral content. Chicken and chicken meal start of the ingredient list, which provides good meat protein. However, from there are a many grains to follow. Grains offer a variety of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. However, the down side of grain is it comes with lots of other carbohydrates that are not dietary fiber. The high number of grains is reflected in the estimated carb content, which is relatively high. Thus, in this recipe there may be more carbs than needed for some dogs. There are a couple of added minerals that are “Proteinate” to help aid better body absorption. Overall, this recipe is average.

Pros

  • Relatively higher in dietary fiber
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  • Cons

  • May contain too much non-dietary fiber carbohydrates
  • Does not provide any Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids content info
  • Does not provide nutritional content info on vitamins and minerals
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    24% (min) 10% (min) 5.5% (max) 10% (max) 42% (Est.)

    *Values by Guaranteed Analysis.
    **Estimated carbs do not include fiber.

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 404 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E NA
    Calcium NA
    Phosphorus NA
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid NA
    Omega-6 fatty acid NA

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Chicken
    2. Chicken Meal
    3. Organic Oats
    4. Organic Barley
    5. Organic Peas

    Chicken  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.

    Chicken  meal is rendered parts from grinding carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. There are pros and cons to meal. Its advantage is it provides lots of protein with the essential amino acids that a dog needs for a relatively lower cost and contains low moisture content relative to straight forward named meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive heating and processing to ensure it is safe to eat. Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out.

    Oats are a cereal grain that is high in carbohydrates and a good portion of this is comprised of dietary fiber. It also offers protein too amongst other nutrients.

    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.

    Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Sorghum (Milo) is a grain where its feed value is similar to corn. Adding sorghum maybe a tactic to substitute corn out or help lower the ingredients in the order they rank. Similar to corn, the concern is too many carbohydrates it may contribute to the diet.

    Millet is a grain and is a good source of fiber, but is rich in other carbohydrates too.

    Brown rice is good source of fiber and contains more nutrients than white rice. It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates.

    Rice is a source of fiber. It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates.

     

    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.

    All Ingredients

    Chicken, Chicken Meal, Organic Oats, Organic Barley, Organic Peas, Organic Soybean Meal, Organic Sorghum, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Millet, Organic Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Organic Flax Seed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Organic Carrots, Natural Flavors, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Parsley, Zinc Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Rosemary Extract, Manganese Proteinate, Lecithin, Copper Proteinate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Biotin, Cobalt Proteinate (Source of Chelated Cobalt), Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (Source of Iodine), Sodium Selenite, Dehydrated Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Unknown
    Location(s): USA

     

    Recalls

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

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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