Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
|28% (min)||14% (min)||5% (max)||10% (max)||34% (Est.)|
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||NA (per cup)|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||2.6%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Chicken meal
- Brown rice
- Oat groats
- Turkey meal
Chicken is a good start and source of protein that effectively covers each of the essential amino acids a dog needs, 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 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.
Brown rice is good source of fiber and contains more nutrients than white rice. It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates.
Oat grouts are hull grained oats. They contain carbohydrates, and offer protein and fiber too.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.
Dried beet pulp is a source of fiber, but the saponins it contains may cause irritation in the gastrointestinal tract. If you choose a dog food with this ingredient, then keep a careful watch on your dog and consider discontinuing use if there are any signs of discomfort or irregularities.
Whey is the liquid left over after milk has been curdled and strained in the process of making cheese or casein. Whey provides protein, but do note it also contains carbohydrates in form of simple sugars. Just like milk, whey does contain lactose too.
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.
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Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Wysong Corporation
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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