Rotations Natural Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe for All Life Stages

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  • Rotations Natural Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe for All Life Stages
  • Published on: May 30, 2015
  • Last modified: May 30, 2015
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Review Summary:

This recipe is just an above average. First it offers good meat protein, but then there is only a sparse amount of fruits and vegetables. It does provide Omega 3 and 6 fatty acid, which is good. Beyond this there are no other highlights to mention here. A word of caution, for there is a few carb heavy ingredients near the top of the ingredient list. This is reflected on estimated amount of carbs, which maybe more than needed for some dogs.

Pros

  • Provides both Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Cons

  • May contain too much non dietary fiber carbohydrates than necessary
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    25% (min) 14% (min) 3.5% (max) 10% (max) 40% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 371 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E 100 IU/kg
    Calcium 1.1%
    Phosphorus 0.9%
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) 0.1%
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 0.25%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.5%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Chicken
    2. Chicken Meal
    3. Whole Brown Rice
    4. Oats
    5. Rice

    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.

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

    Oat bran is the outer layer of whole oats; it surrounds the endosperm. This part of the rice is rich in dietary fiber and contains other carbohydrates too.

    Rice if its white rice, then it is lower in dietary fiber than brown because white rice lacks the germ and bran. It does contain a high amount of other carbohydrates.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Rice bran is the outer layer of whole grain brown rice; it surrounds the endosperm. This part of the rice is rich in dietary fiber and contains other carbohydrates too.

    Dried Egg product are eggs that are removed from the shell, then processed and pasteurized at a factory. Its composition does not necessary contain both the yolk and egg white from each egg. The manufacture may blend them at any ratio and may include non-egg products for processing purposes.

    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 (A Source of Glucosamine), Whole Brown Rice, Oats, Rice, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Citric Acid and Mixed Tocopherols), Herring Meal (Source of DHA), Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavors, Blueberries, Spinach, Fish Oil (Preserved with Citric Acid and Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Unknown
    Location(s): USA

    Recalls

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

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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