Wellness Complete Health Healthy Weight Deboned Chicken & Peas Recipe

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  • Wellness Complete Health Healthy Weight Deboned Chicken & Peas Recipe
  • Published on: December 31, 2014
  • Last modified: February 3, 2016
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Review Summary:

Chicken and Chicken meal are the first two ingredients that are a good combo providing needed meat protein with a balanced essential amino acid profile suitable for dogs. Salmon meal provides protein too and in addition it offers healthy Omega-3 fatty acid. There are a variety of vegetables and fruits, but do note some of them a very low on the ingredient list to be enough of a significance. There a few carb heavy ingredients near the top of the list, and this is reflected in the relatively high estimated carb content. For some dogs such high carbohydrates levels that exclude dietary fiber may be more than necessary and not suitable for weight control. As for the dietary fiber levels, it is relative high. Overall. This is an above average recipe.

Pros

  • Provides Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Relatively higher in dietary fiber
  • Good variety of wholesome vegetables
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  • Cons

  • May contain too much non-dietary fiber carbohydrates
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    21% (min) 6% (min) 6% (max) 11% (max) 47% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 325 (per cup)
    Vitamin A 400 IU/kg
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
    Calcium 0.8%
    Phosphorus 0.6%
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    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. Deboned Chicken
    2. Chicken Meal
    3. Oatmeal
    4. Ground Brown Rice
    5. Ground Barley

    Chicken 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.

    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 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.

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

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

    Ground barley is a cereal grain that provides a good source of fiber and contains eight out of the ten essential amino acids for dogs. Do note, it is rich in carbohydrates.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Rye Flour is made from a cereal grain that is rich in fiber and carbohydrates.

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

    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.

    Garlic powder is a debatable ingredient. You may know that garlic contains thiosulphate, which can cause hemolytic anemia, liver damage, and death for dogs. So why do they add garlic or garlic oil to dog food? It is because some debate the benefits of garlic are significant for dogs, and low dosages do pose any risk to their compromising their health

    Rosemary oil or Rosemary extract has a few health benefits and can be found in various dog food brands. One of them is an antioxidant. However, some say it is associated with epileptic seizure for some dogs. There is no concrete evidence of this, thus we suggest be caution about it and avoid it if your dog had any past seizures or instability.

    All Ingredients

    Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground Barley, Rye Flour, Peas, Tomato Pomace, Tomatoes, Natural Chicken Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Flaxseed, Carrots, Spinach, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Chicory Root Extract, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Garlic Powder, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Diamond Dog Food
    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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