Wellness Complete Health Whitefish & Sweet Potato Recipe

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

Whitefish is the first ingredient providing needed meat protein with a balanced essential amino acid profile suitable for dogs and it provides healthy Omega-3 fatty acid too. The disclosed Omega-3 fatty acid level is relatively high, which is good to see. 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 carbohydrate levels that exclude dietary fiber may be more than necessary for their diets. The added minerals are “Protienate” to help the body to absorb them. Overall. This is an above average recipe.

Pros

  • Provides Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Relatively higher in Omega-3 fatty acid
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  • Cons

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

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    22% (min) 12% (min) 4.5% (max) 11% (max) 42% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 400 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
    Calcium 1.2%
    Phosphorus 0.9%
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 1.1%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.7%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Whitefish
    2. Ground Barley
    3. Rye Flour
    4. Menhaden Fish Meal
    5. Ground Pearled Barley

    Whitefish is a good start that offers protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    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.

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

    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.

    Cracked pearl barley is barley that has the outer bran hull polished off and the toasted to a crack state. The outer hull does contain significant nutrients and fiber. Barley itself 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

    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.

    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

    Whitefish, Ground Barley, Rye Flour, Menhaden Fish Meal, Ground Pearled Barley, Sweet Potatoes, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Fish Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hyrdrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), 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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