Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|21% (min)||8% (min)||4% (max)||18% (max)||42% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Vitamin C||25 mg/kg|
|Vitamin E||150 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||1.5%|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||NA|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Ground Yellow Corn
- Soybean Meal
- Whole Wheat
- Beef Meal
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
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.
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.
Whole wheat are grains of wheat that keeps all parts of the grain intact, which are germ, endosperm, and bran. It is a source of fiber and good some protein. Beyond fiber it is relatively high in other carbohydrates.
Beef 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 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.
High fructose corn syrup is composed of water and sugars. The main components are fructose and glucose. These carbohydrates can lead to weight gain and are bad for the teeth.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
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.
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.
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..
Garlic is a debatable ingredient. You may know that garlic contains thiosulphate, which can cause hemolytic anemia, liver damage, and death for dogs. So why do they add garlic or garlic oil to dog food? It is because some debate the benefits of garlic are significant for dogs, and low dosages do pose any risk to their compromising their health.
Ground Yellow Corn, Soybean Meal, Whole Wheat, Beef Meal, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Animal Fat (Preserved With Bha), Chicken By-Product Meal, Water, Corn Gluten Meal, Propylene Glycol, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vegetable Pomace (Carrot, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach), Dried Beet Pulp, Brewers Rice, Potassium Sorbate (A Preservative), Calcium Carbonate, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dixoide, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Artificial Color (Red # 40, Yellow # 5 & 6, Blue # 2), Zinc Sulfate, Cheese Powder, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Manganese Sulfate, Garlic, Copper Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Thiamine Monitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Sulfate, Folic Acid.
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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