Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Formula with Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison

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  • Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Formula with Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison Dog Food
  • Published on: July 26, 2014
  • Last modified: January 4, 2016
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Review Summary:

The nutritional label indicates a relatively high amount of protein and calcium, while the rest appears to be moderately decent. In the ingredients list, it contains wholesome ingredients of various vegetables and fruits, but do note several of them are too low in the ingredient list to be considered significant in this review. The first ingredient is a good straight up meat source, namely Bison, and then further down the list there are more meats. Overall, this dog food recipe is an excellent choice to consider.

Pros

  • Provides Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Contains multiple good straight meat sources
  • Relatively higher in protein
  • Relatively higher in calcium
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    32% (min) 18% (min) 3% (max) 10% (max) 28% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 370 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin E 150 IU/kg
    Magnesium NA
    Calcium 2.1%
    Phosphorus 1.4%
    Selenium 0.4 mg/kg
    Zinc 150 mg/kg
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 0.3%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.8%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Bison
    2. lamb meal
    3. chicken meal
    4. egg product
    5. sweet potatoes

    Bison is a good start, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Lamb meal and chicken meal are 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 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.

    Egg product are eggs that are removed from the shell and 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.

    Sweet potatoes contains an abundant amount of vitamin A and Beta Carotene, which are important for the eyes / vision. It is also a good source of fiber and be aware that it does offer carbohydrates, since it is a starchy food type.

    Ingredients To Be Aware Of

    Peas are a good source of fiber and protein, and it does contribute carbohydrates.

    All Ingredients

    Bison, lamb meal, sweet potatoes, egg product, pea protein, peas, potatoes, canola oil, tomato pomace, roasted venison, beef, flaxseed, potato fiber, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, salmon oil (a source of DHA), salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, yucca schidigera extract, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus reuteri, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Diamond Pet Foods
    Location(s): USA

    Recalls

    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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