Hill’s Science Diet Adult Gourmet Chicken Entrée

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  • Rated 2.5 stars
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  • Hill's Science Diet Adult Gourmet Chicken Entrée
  • Published on: December 24, 2014
  • Last modified: April 18, 2015
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Review Summary:

This recipe ingredient list is pretty basic. On the downside, it contains generic source “Meat By-Products”, which is questionable and considered a lower grade meat source. Also, it does not specify what animal the liver source maybe questionable and/or not preferred.

Cons

  • Generic ingredient sources
  • Does not provide moisture content info, which is important for buying wet dog food. This helps determine how much water you are getting
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    Editor’s Taste Rating

     8.0/10

    The texture is a coarse soft mixture. Pieces of barley and corn give it the “coarse” bits. The meat flavor is a medium-light body with a mild liver taste. Combined with the meat flavor is a hint of sweetness from the corn and the barley adds to the flavor. Overall, the taste is good and easy to digest.

    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture
    NA NA NA NA

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber CarboHydrates
    26.7% 17.1% 1.3% 49.6% (nitrogen-free extract)

    *Average values

    Calories

    Calories 424 (per lbs)

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Water
    2. Chicken
    3. Liver
    4. Cracked Pearled Barley
    5. Ground Whole Grain Corn

    Water

    Chicken is a good, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Animal Liver is a good straight meat, but it the word “Animal” is a generic term. This may allow for higher odds of a bad source such as a sick, euthanized, or road kill, which are just a few examples among many other possibilities.  Keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, this ingredient factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Cracked pearled 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.

    Corn is source of nutrients and protein, but it is also contains relatively high amounts of carbohydrates and it is commonly found in dog food, since it is relatively cheap. Take caution some dogs may already be or will develop an allergy to corn.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Meat by-products are non- rendered parts from parts that are not considered fit for human consumption.  Typical parts may include spleen, lungs, brains, blood, underdeveloped eggs, intestine, etc..  Some people consider this ingredient to be inferior quality to other meat sources and prefer to avoid it.  Please note the animal type is not specified, it just says “Meat”, which leaves an open door to where they may have procure the generic “Meat” from. This may allow for higher odds of a bad source such as a sick, euthanized, or road kill, which are just a few examples among many other possibilities.

    All Ingredients

    Water, Chicken, Liver, Cracked Pearled Barley, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Meat By-Products, Soybean Meal, Dried Whey, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Iron Oxide, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. (subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive Company)
    Location(s): USA

    Recalls

    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.

    Date Brand Reason
    06/02/2014 Hill’s Science Diet Salmonella

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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    Cons

  • Generic ingredient sources
  • Does not provide moisture content info, which is important for buying wet dog food. This helps determine how much water you are getting
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