Rotations Wild Salmon with Peas and Carrots Recipe for All Life Stages

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  • Rotations Wild Salmon with Peas and Carrots 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 vegetables and no fruits. It does provide Omega 3 and 6 fatty acid, which is good. Beyond this there are no other worthy 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 370 (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 0.4%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.5%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Salmon
    2. Turkey Meal
    3. Rice
    4. Whole Barley
    5. Peas

    Salmon is a good start by offering protein and essential Omega-3 fatty acids, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content when added, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Turkey  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.

    Rice is a source of fiber. It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates.

    Whole barley is a cereal grain that provides a good source of fiber and contains eight out of the ten essential amino acids for dogs. Do note, it is rich in carbohydrates.

    Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Brewer’s yeast is a good source for proteins and vitamins. The proteins from yeast are complete and it offers good B-complex vitamins particular. However, a possible drawback is some dogs maybe allergic or will develop an allergy toward yeast. Thus, take caution and keep a careful eye on your dog.

    Rye is a cereal grain. It is a good source of iron, vitamin B6, and magnesium. Also, it offers dietary-fiber, but it is rich in other carbohydrates too.

    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.

    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

    Salmon (Source of DHA), Turkey Meal (Source of Glucosamine), Rice, Whole Barley, Peas, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Citric Acid and Mixed Tocopherols), Brewer’s Yeast, Tomato Pomace, Carrots, Salmon Meal, Natural Flavors, Dicalcium Phosphate, Rye, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, 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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