Solid Gold Hundchen Flocken With Lamb Puppy Formula

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  • Solid Gold Hundchen Flocken With Lamb Puppy Formula
  • Published on: December 7, 2015
  • Last modified: December 21, 2015
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Review Summary:

Lamb and Lamb meal are the first two ingredients; both meat protein provides the essential amino acids that a dog needs. Next is Ocean fish meal, which is good for meat protein too and is a good source of healthy Omega-3 fatty acid. On the label the protein level is relatively high and so is the Omega-3 fatty acid too, which is important for a growing puppy. The majority of the vegetables and fruits are really low on the ingredient list, and only Peas and Tomato Pomace are high enough to be significant enough. The minerals are protienate to aid better body absorption. Overall, this recipe is decent and above average.

Pros

  • Provides Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids content
  • Relatively higher in Omega-3 fatty acid
  • Relatively higher in protein
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    28% (min) 14% (min) 4% (max) 10% (max) 35% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 375 (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 1.5%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.75%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Lamb
    2. Lamb Meal
    3. Ocean Fish Meal
    4. Brown Rice
    5. Peas

    Lamb is a good start and source of protein that effectively covers each of the essential amino acids a dog needs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Lamb 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.

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

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

     

    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.

    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.

    All Ingredients

    Lamb, Lamb Meal, Ocean Fish Meal, Brown Rice, Peas, Pearled Barley, Pea Protein, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Rice Bran, Tomato Pomace, Dried Eggs, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Choline Chloride, Salt, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, L-Carnitine, Carrots, Pumpkin, Apples, Cranberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Parsley, Spearmint, Almond Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Sesame Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Thyme, Lentils, 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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