Taste of the Wild Southwest Canyon Canine formula

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  • Taste of the Wild Southwest Canyon Canine formula
  • Published on: March 9, 2015
  • 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 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 Beef, and then further down the list there are more meats too that provide needed protein with a good amino acid profile for the dogs. The minerals are proteinate for ease of body absorption. 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
    29% (min) 15% (min) 4.5% (max) 10% (max) 33% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 360 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin E 150 IU/kg
    Magnesium NA
    Calcium 1.9%
    Phosphorus 1.1%
    Selenium 0.3 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 2.4%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Beef
    2. peas
    3. garbanzo beans
    4. lamb meal
    5. canola oil

    Beef is a good start and source of protein with all essential amino acids for dogs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

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

    Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) offers protein (not balanced amino acid profile for dogs) and a variety of nutrients. They are also high in carbohydrates and this includes significant dietary fiber.

    Lamb 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 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.

    Canola oil is low in saturated fat and offers both Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.  If it matter to you, then please note, it is very likely sourced from genetically modified crops.

    Ingredients To Be Aware Of

    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.

    Brewer’s Dried yeast is a good source for proteins and vitamins. The proteins from yeast are complete and it offers good B-complex vitamins particular. However, a possible drawback is some dogs maybe allergic or will develop an allergy toward yeast. Thus, take caution and keep a careful eye on your dog.

    All Ingredients

    Beef, peas, garbanzo beans, lamb meal, canola oil, egg product, wild boar, ocean fish meal, brewers yeast, tomato pomace, flaxseed, natural flavor, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium 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, riboflavin (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, parent, or parent subsidiaries from 2013.

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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