Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|32% (min)||18% (min)||3.5% (max)||10% (max)||28% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||454 (per cup)|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||3.5%|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||NA|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Chicken Meal
- Lamb Meal
- Chicken Fat
Chicken is a good start, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.
Chicken and Lamb meal are 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 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.
Chickpeas offer protein (but not a balanced amino acid profile for dogs) and a variety of nutrients. They are also high in carbohydrates and this includes significant dietary fiber.
Chicken fat is a good for dogs in the right amount, whom can metabolize fat and used for various body system functions, including for energy.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Dried beet pulp is a source of fiber, but the saponins it contains may cause irritation in the gastrointestinal tract. If you choose a dog food with this ingredient, then keep a careful watch on your dog and consider discontinuing use if there are any signs of discomfort or irregularities.
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. 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.
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chickpeas, Lamb Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Dried Potatoes, Pea Protein, Split Peas, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Salt, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Copper Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Nutro Products Inc (Owned by Mars Inc)
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.
|8/31/2014||Pedigree||Foreign metal fragments|
|8/26/2014||Pedigree||Foreign metal fragments|
*Recall information from FDA website.
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