Under The Sun Original Adult Formula

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  • Under The Sun Original Adult Formula
  • Published on: June 2, 2015
  • Last modified: June 3, 2015
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Review Summary:

In this recipe, there are a lot of carb heavy ingredients near to of the list. This is reflected in the relatively higher estimated carb level. Such carb levels maybe more than some dogs need in their diet. On the label, there isn’t much nutritional information, which would be helpful if there was. Moving on, pork meal is the first ingredient, which is a good and further down the list it offers chicken too, but it is significantly lower the reflecting lower content. There are wholesome vegetables and fruits, but it is odd that they are at the end of the ingredient list below the added vitamins and mineral supplement. Basically, being so low, they are not a significant nutrient contributor. One highlight is the minerals are “proteinate” to aid easier absorption for the body. Overall, there is nothing really great about this recipe and it is just below average.


  • Chelated / proteinate minerals for better body absorption
  • Cons

  • May contain too much non dietary fiber carbohydrates than necessary
  • Minimal nutritional information. Lacking info on vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    20% (min) 10% (min) 4% (max) 10% (max) 47% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 352 (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. Pork meal
    2. Milo
    3. Brown rice
    4. Oatmeal
    5. Millet

    Park  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 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.

    Grain sorghum (Milo) is a grain where its feed value is similar to corn. Similar to corn, the concern is too many carbohydrates it may contribute to the diet

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

    Oatmeal is ground oat groats, which are high in carbohydrates, and offer protein and fiber too.

    Millet is a grain is a good source of fiber, but is rich in other carbohydrates too.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    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.

    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. However, being so low in the ingredient list it is unlikely to make any impact due to its insignificance.

    All Ingredients

    Pork meal, milo, brown rice, oatmeal, millet, rice bran, suncured alfalfa, chicken, chicken fat, flaxseed, natural flavor, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride, butternut squash, tomatoes, sage, parsley, sweet potatoes, green apples, carrots, blueberries, mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E).

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Canidae (Ethos Pet Nutrition), Diamond Pet, Performance Pet, or Hampshire Pet
    Location(s): USA


    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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