Whole Earth Farms Adult Recipe

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  • Whole Earth Farms Adult Recipe
  • Published on: May 8, 2015
  • Last modified: May 11, 2015
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Review Summary:

There are various sources of meat protein sources that are a blend between meal and straight named, which is very good for supplying essential amino acids that a dog needs. There are a few carb heavy oriented ingredients near the top of the ingredient list. The rest of the ingredient list looks mediocre with nothing stellar or bad to report. On the nutritional label, it only reports a minimal amount of information and nothing about vitamin, mineral, and healthy fatty acid content, which would be helpful. Overall, this recipe is just above average.

Pros

  • Contains multiple good straight meat sources
  • May contain too much non-dietary fiber carbohydrates
  • Cons

  • Minimal nutritional information on Vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    26% (min) 13% (min) 3.5% (max) 11% (max) 38% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 348 (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. Chicken Meal
    2. Turkey Meal
    3. Oatmeal
    4. Pearled Barley
    5. Brown Rice

    Chicken and Turkey  meal are 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.

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

    Pearl barley is a cereal grain with its hull and bran removed. Despite losing the bran, which is rich in nutrients and fiber, it still provides a good source of fiber from the inner kernel and contains eight out of the ten essential amino acids for dogs. Do note, it is rich in carbohydrates.

    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

    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. It can also improve or be a stimulant to the circulatory system. 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

    Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Oatmeal, Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Chicken, Natural Flavor, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Whitefish, Dried Yeast Culture, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex), Salmon Oil, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate), Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Cinnamon, Dried Blueberries, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Merrick Pet Care Inc.
    Location(s): USA

    Recalls

    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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