Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|28% (min)||17% (min)||4% (max)||11% (max)||31% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||450 (per cup)|
|Vitamin E||400 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||0.13%|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||3.3%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Deboned Chicken
- Chicken Meal
- Ground Barley
- Salmon Meal
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 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.
Salmon meal is processed fish parts and bones that are grounded down. It provides protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.
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.
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Salmon Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Tomatoes, Carrots, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Rye Flour, Potassium Chloride, Ground Millet, 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, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Chicory Root Extract, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hyrdrochloride, Riboflavin, Garlic Powder, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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