Solid Gold Dream Catcher

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  • Rated 3.5 stars
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  • Solid Gold Dream Catcher
  • Published on: April 22, 2015
  • Last modified: December 18, 2015
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Review Summary:

his recipe offers a good blend of ingredients as it begins with Rabbit, which is an non-typical (hopefully very tasty for dogs) meat protein that deliver essential amino acids that a dog needs. Barley and brown rice are near the top, which may sway this recipe to be a little bit carb heavy. This is just something to be aware, as some dogs do not need so much carbs. There are a variety of vegetables and fruits, but most are very low on the ingredient list to be considered significant to count. 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 above average.

Pros

  • Provides Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids content
  • Relatively higher in Omega-3 fatty acid
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  • Cons

  • Added Tapioca starch
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    21% (min) 13% (min) 4% (max) 10% (max) 43% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 380 (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 1.25%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 1.75%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Rabbit
    2. Pearled Barley
    3. Brown Rice
    4. Pollock Meal
    5. Peas

    Rabbit 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.

    Pearl barley is a cereal grain with its hull and bran removed. Despite losing the bran, which is rich in nutrients and fiber, it still provides a good source of fiber from the inner kernel and contains eight out of the ten essential amino acids for dogs. Do note, it is rich in carbohydrates

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

    Pollock fish meal is processed fish parts and bones that are grounded down. It provides protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.

    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

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

    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

    Rabbit, Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Pollock Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Tapioca, Oatmeal, Pea Protein, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Eggs, Pea Fiber, Flaxseed, 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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