Zignature Kangaroo Limited Ingredient Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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  • Zignature Kangaroo Limited Ingredient Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  • Published on: January 26, 2018
  • Last modified: January 28, 2018
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Review Summary:

The Kangaroo and Kangaroo meal in this recipe is certainly unique. Both provide meat protein type with the essential amino acids a dog need. Following up are Peas, Chickpeas, and Pea Flour, which bolster the protein level but do not have a balanced amino acid profile, compared to meat sources. There are a few legumes/vegetables that provide a variety of nutrients. The Omega-6 fatty acid content is relatively high and likely sourced mainly from the Sunflower oil. Overall, this recipe is decent and we give it an above average rating.

Pros

  • Relatively higher in Omege-6 fatty acid
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals for better body absorption
  • Cons

  • No information on vitamins content levels
  • AAFCO Profile

    Growth and Reproduction Adult Maintenance No AAFCO Profile achieved
    For All Life Stages  –

    AAFCO Profile info

    Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    26% (min) 14% (min) 4.5% (max) 10% (max) 37% (Est.)

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

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

     

    Calories 413 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E NA
    Calcium  1.2%
    Phosphorus 1%
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 0.6%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 3.0%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    Kangaroo 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.

    Kangaroo 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 with an effective profile of 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.

    Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.

    Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) offers protein (not balanced amino acid profile for dogs) and a variety of nutrients. They are also high in carbohydrates and this includes significant dietary fiber.

    Pea flour is a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Red and Green Lentils offers protein, but the amino acid profile is not balanced for dogs. Also, it is high in carbohydrates, but this includes dietary fiber too.

    All Ingredients

    Kangaroo, Kangaroo Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Pea Flour, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Citric Acid), Flaxseed, Red Lentils, Green Lentils, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Pea Protein, Natural Flavors, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Selenium Yeast), Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Vitamin A, Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Lactic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by:  Unknown
    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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