Solid Gold Leaping Waters With Salmon

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  • Rated 4.5 stars
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  • Solid Gold Fit and Fabulous
  • Published on: December 7, 2015
  • Last modified: December 7, 2015
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Review Summary:

This recipe is tuned for weight control with the relatively higher dietary fiber content and lower calorie count. The Pollock fish source provides a good meat protein source along with healthy Omega-3 fatty acid too. In the rest of the ingredient list, there is a good spread of wholesome ingredient, which includes various vegetables, oils, and fruits. 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
  • Good variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  • Relatively higher in dietary-fiber
  • Cons

  • Added Tapioca starch
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    26% (min) 15% (min) 4% (max) 10% (max) 36% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 360 (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) 0.1%
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 1.75%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.25%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Salmon
    2. Salmon Meal
    3. Potatoes
    4. Peas
    5. Chickpeas

    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.

    Salmon meal is processed salmon parts and bones that are grounded down. It provides protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. As a meal it contains less water than just “Salmon” itself.

    Potatoes are a starchy food, thus it does contributes carbohydrates. Notably it is a good source for 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

    Salmon, Salmon Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Chickpeas, Tapioca, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken Meal, Pea Fiber, Dried Eggs, Pollock Meal, Krill Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavors, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Salt, Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Carrots, Pumpkin, 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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