SPORTMiX Original High Protien Dry Dog Food

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  • SPORTMiX Original High Protien Dry Dog Food
  • Published on: January 22, 2017
  • Last modified: January 25, 2017
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Review Summary:

This recipe starts off with Meat meal. Meat is good for protein but why Meat or what kind of Meat are they talking about? Generic meats do raise an eyebrow and is questionable on quality and source. Next two ingredients are corn and soybean which are plant based protein, which are likely to boast the protein content statistics but Corn’s amino acid profile for dogs is not as good as meat. Corn itself adds significant amount of carbohydrates. The ingredients list lack diversity of other ingredients and does not look stellar by any means with what is has. It claims high protein, but relative to other brands and their recipes, there are a good number of alternatives that are higher in protein. Overall this recipe is below average.

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..)
  • Lacks number of ingredients for diverse of nutrient sources
  • Generic “Meat meal” ingredient />

  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    27% (min) 12% (min) 4.5% (max) 10% (max) 38% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 330 (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. Meat Meal
    2. Ground Yellow Corn
    3. Soybean Meal
    4. Ground Wheat
    5. Chicken Fat

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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

    Meat Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Soybean Meal, Ground Wheat, 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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