SPORTMiX Original Chunk Size Dry Dog Food

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  • SPORTMiX Original Chunk Size Dry Dog Food
  • Published on: January 23, 2017
  • Last modified: January 25, 2017
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Review Summary:

This recipe starts off with corn, which is not a ideal choice. Corn is carb heavy and does not offer a good amino acid profile for the dogs. There is Meat meal, which meat itself would be better for protein, but generic meats do raise an eyebrow and is questionable on quality and source. As for the rest of the ingredients, it lacks a diversity of ingredients for other nutrients. On the label lacks helpful nutritional information such as mineral and vitamin content. The only highlight is the dietary fiber level is relatively high. Do note the estimated carb level (excluding dietary fiber) is relatively high. This is something to mind as some dog may not require so much carbs in their diet. Overall, there isn’t much to be impressed by. In the end, it is rated below average.

Pros

  • Relatively higher in dietary-fiber
  • Cons

  • Minimal nutritional information
  • Does not provide info on Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids content
  • May contain too much carbohydrates (excludes dietary-fiber)
  • Does not contain at least one good straight meat source (ie Chicken, Beef, Lamb, etc..)
  • Corn is the first ingredient
  • Lacks number of ingredients for diverse of nutrient sources
  • This review applies to

    • Original Chunk size

    • Original Bite size

    Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    21% (min) 8% (min) 5% (max) 12% (max) 45% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 315 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E NA
    Calcium NA
    Phosphorus NA
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid NA
    Omega-6 fatty acid NA

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Ground Yellow Corn
    2. Meat Meal
    3. Ground Wheat
    4. Soybean Meal
    5. Chicken Fat

    Corn is source of nutrients and protein, but it is also contains relatively high amounts of carbohydrates and the protein amino acid profile is unbalanced. It is commonly found in dog food, since it is relatively cheap. Take caution some dogs may already be or will develop an allergy to corn.

    Meat meal is rendered from other animal parts that humans may not consider eating. 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 pure meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive rendering process to ensure it is safe to eat. Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out; it’s strictly good for a source of protein. Another concern is it doesn’t mention what animal it came from; it could be from sick or euthanize animal as just two possibilities among many others.

    Ground wheat is a source of dietary-fiber and some protein too, but it is relatively high in other carbohydrates.

    Soybean meal is the remains after grinding the soybean to extract the oil. It is a low cost source of protein with all essential amino acids for dogs, and it’s commonly found in animal feed.

    Chicken fat is a good for dogs in the right amount, since dogs can effectively metabolize fat and use it for various body system functions, including for energy.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    None

    All Ingredients

    Ground Yellow Corn, Meat Meal, Ground Wheat, Soybean Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Salt, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Copper Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Oxide.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by:  Midwestern Pet Foods,Inc.
    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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