Wellness Complete Health Lamb & Barley Recipe

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  • Wellness Complete Health Lamb & Barley Recipe
  • Published on: December 31, 2014
  • Last modified: February 3, 2016
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Review Summary:

Lamb and Menhaden fish 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. Menhaden also offers healthy Omega-3 fatty acid too. 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 estimated carb content. For some dogs the high carbohydrates levels (excluding dietary-fiber) may be more than necessary for a proper diet. 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 NA
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
    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 0.3%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.4%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Lamb
    2. Menhaden Fish Meal
    3. Oatmeal
    4. Ground Barley
    5. Ground Brown Rice

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

    Menhaden fish  meal is a fish meal that provides protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. Menhaden refers to a specific fish that is relatively small.

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

    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.

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

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

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

    Ground Millet is a grain is a good source of fiber, but is rich in 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.

    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

    Lamb, Menhaden Fish Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Rye Flour, Tomato Pomace, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomatoes, Ground Millet, Natural Lamb Flavor, Carrots, Ground Flaxseed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Spinach, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Chicory Root Extract, Garlic Powder, 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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