SPORTMiX Wholesomes Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food

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  • SPORTMiX Wholesomes Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food
  • Published on: January 24, 2017
  • Last modified: January 24, 2017
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Review Summary:

Chicken meal is the first ingredient, which is a good source of protein with a good amino acid profile for dogs. The next few ingredients are rice or rice related products, which are good sources of fiber, but are rich in other non-dietary fiber carbohydrates. However, the non-dietary carbohydrate estimation does not indicate a relatively high amount of carbs. The Omgea-6 fatty acid content is relatively high, which is welcomed. For the rest of the ingredient list it lacks vegetables and/or fruits. Overall, this recipe is average.

Pros

  • Provides both Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content info
  • Relatively higher in Omega-6 fatty acid
  • Cons

  • Minimal nutritional information
  • Does not contain at least one good straight meat source (ie Chicken, Beef, Lamb, etc..)
  • Lacks number of ingredients for diverse of nutrient sources
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    26% (min) 16% (min) 4% (max) 10% (max) 35% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 370 (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 0.4%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 3.75%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Chicken Meal
    2. Brown Rice
    3. Rice Flour
    4. Rice Bran
    5. Chicken Fat

    Chicken 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 an effective profile of 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.

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

    Rice flour is made from removal of the husk of rice, and then the raw rice is grounded down to a flour. The final product itself is high 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.

     

    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

    Dried Egg product are eggs that are removed from the shell, then processed and pasteurized at a factory. Its composition does not necessary contain both the yolk and egg white from each egg. The manufacture may blend them at any ratio and may include non-egg products for processing purposes.

    All Ingredients

    Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols) Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement.

    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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