Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|38% (min)||20% (min)||5% (max)||10% (max)||21% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||490 (per cup)|
|Vitamin A||16 kIU/kg|
|Vitamin E||400 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||0.6%|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||3%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Boneless chicken
- chicken meal
- chicken liver
- whole herring
- boneless turkey
Chicken, and turkey are excellent meat protein, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water. In addition to protein, herring offers essential fatty acids too.
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 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.
Chicken liver is rich in various nutrition especially Vitamin B12 and Iron. It is a good source of protein too.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Peas are a good source of fiber and protein, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates.
Chickpeas offers protein (not balanced amino acid profile for dogs) and a variety of nutrients. They are also high in carbohydrates and this includes significant dietary fiber.
Lentils offers protein, but the amino acid profile is not balanced for dogs. Also, it is high in carbohydrates, but this includes dietary fiber too.
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.
Boneless chicken*, chicken meal, chicken liver*, whole herring*, boneless turkey*, turkey meal, turkey liver*, whole eggs*, boneless walleye*, whole salmon*, chicken heart*, chicken cartilage*, herring meal, salmon meal, chicken liver oil, chicken fat, red lentils, green peas, green lentils, sun-cured alfalfa, yams*, pea ﬁbre, chickpeas, pumpkin*, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, brown kelp, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold ﬂowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, niacin, riboﬂavin, folic acid, biotin, Vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeassh oil
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Orijen
Location(s): Morinville, Alberta, Canada
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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