Solid Gold Buck Wild

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  • Solid Gold Buck Wild
  • Published on: April 22, 2015
  • Last modified: December 18, 2015
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Review Summary:

This recipe offers a good blend of ingredients as it kicks off with Venison and Turkey meal, which both offer meat protein that deliver essential amino acids that a dog needs. There are a variety of vegetables and fruits, but most are very low on the ingredient list to be considered significant. The minerals are protienate to aid better body absorption. One small unfavorable note is the added Tapioca, which just provides carbohydrates and no other nutritional value, but there are many other ingredients that make up for this. Overall, this recipe is very good and an excellent choice to consider.

Pros

  • Provides Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids content
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  • Cons

  • Added Tapioca starch
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    23% (min) 12% (min) 4% (max) 10% (max) 42% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 365 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C 50 mg/kg
    Vitamin E 250 IU/kg
    Calcium NA
    Phosphorus NA
    Selenium NA
    Zinc 200 mg/kg
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) 0.05%
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 0.65%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 1.75%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Venison
    2. Turkey Meal
    3. Potatoes
    4. Peas
    5. Chickpeas

    Venison 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.

    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.

    Potatoes are a starchy food, thus it does contributes carbohydrates. Notably it offers a good source of fiber, vitamin C B6, and potassium.

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

    Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) 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.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Tapioca or Tapioca starch (also known as tapioca flour) is high in carbohydrates and calories. Beyond this, it does not offer much nutrients, fiber, or protein. This ingredient is a poor choice for average dog’s diet.

    All Ingredients

    Venison, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Chickpeas, Tapioca, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pollock Meal, Eggs, Pumpkin, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavors, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, DL-Methionine, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Carrots, Parsley, Apples, Cranberries, Blueberries, Lettuce, Celery, Beets, Watercress, Spinach, Dried Chicory Root, Broccoli, Spearmint, Almond Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Sesame Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Thyme, Lentils, Choline Chloride, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Crosswind Pet Foods or Diamond Pet Foods
    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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