Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|21% (min)||10% (min)||4.5% (max)||12% (max)||45% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||310 (per cup)|
|Vitamin A||10 000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||50 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||NA|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Ground Yellow Corn
- Meat And Bone Meal
- Soybean Meal
- Poultry By-Product Meal
- Animal Fat (Preserved With BHA And Citric Acid)
Corn is source of nutrients and protein, but it is also contains relatively high amounts of carbohydrates and it is commonly found in dog food, since it is relatively cheap. Take caution some dogs may already be or will develop an allergy to corn.
Meat and bone meal is rendered from other animal parts that humans may not consider eating. 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 pure meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive rendering process to ensure it is safe to eat. Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out; it’s strictly good for a source of protein. Another concern is it doesn’t mention what animal it came from; it could be from sick or euthanize animal as just two possibilities among many others.
Soybean meal is the remains after grinding the soybean to extract the oil. It is a low cost source of protein and commonly found in animal feed.
Poultry by-products meal is rendered parts from grinding carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. It may contain bones, lungs, brains, underdeveloped eggs, intestine, etc…The term “Poultry” is a generic term and it does not specify exactly the source. This leaves an open door to where they may have procure the poultry from, which may allow for higher odds of a bad source such as a sick, euthanized, road kill, as a few examples among many other possibilities.
Animal fat can come from various sources, such as the state of the animal or the specific animal type. There is no enforcement or definition the source. As one example, it can come from healthy slaughtered animal; on the other hand it could also come from a sick and/or euthanized animal.
BHA (Butylated hydroxyanisole) is known to be a carcinogen based off experimental studies on animals. It is linked to cancer. This ingredient should be avoided.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Corn gluten meal is an inexpensive source of protein, and does boast protein content when used. However, the amino acids it contains are not well balanced for a dog. Thus, it is an inferior choice to meat or other sources for protein. Look out for this protein substitute. There are some dogs maybe allergic to corn, which applies to this corn by-product.
Brewers rice is milled & processed rice. This processing strips valuable nutrients out; leaving the residual grain fragment, resulting in a carbohydrate biased focused filler.
Food coloring is purely added for aesthetics. Despite being FDA approved, there is always risk they may do harm over time without much or any value in return. Food coloring is unnecessary and should be avoided. Example of food coloring in the ingredients are blue1, “food coloring”, yellow 5, red 40, etc..
Ground Yellow Corn, Meat And Bone Meal, Soybean Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With BHA And Citric Acid), Corn Gluten Meal, Natural Flavor, Brewers Rice, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement,Color Added (Yellow #5, Brown), Biotin, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Unknown (Distributed exclusively by Walmart)
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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