This review applies to
Original Chunk size
Original Bite size
Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|21% (min)||8% (min)||5% (max)||12% (max)||45% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||315 (per cup)|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||NA|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Ground Yellow Corn
- Meat Meal
- Ground Wheat
- Soybean Meal
- 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
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.
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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