Rachael Ray Natural Wet Dog Food – Chicken Muttballs with Pasta

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  • Rachael Ray Natural Wet Dog Food - Chicken Muttballs with Pasta
  • Published on: September 8, 2015
  • Last modified: September 9, 2015
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Review Summary:

The first ingredient is chicken broth, which helps with the flavor. Next is chicken, which is a good meat source protein that offers the essential amino acids that a dog needs. Dried egg product on the other hand may not be such a pure ingredient. There are a couple of vegetables and fruits, but not many. There is added ground tapioca, which is almost a pure carb that is typically used for supply energy. It would be better if an alternative ingredient were used that offers higher nutritional value than just carbs. Further down the ingredient list there are a couple of minerals that are “Proteinate”, which helps the body absorb them, but it would be nice to see more mineral supplements. Overall, this recipe is just average.

Pros

  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals for better body absorption
  • Cons

  • Contains added Ground Tapioca
  • Manufactured overseas
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    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    9% (min) 4% (min) 2% (max) 78% (max) 5% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    41% (min) 18% (min) 9% (max) 22% (max) 23% (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber

    Calories

    Calories 466 (per lbs)

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Chicken Broth
    2. Chicken
    3. Dried Egg Product
    4. Ground Tapioca
    5. Pea Protein

    Chicken broth is a tastier alternative to water

    Chicken is a good start and source of protein with all the essential amino acids for dogs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Dried Egg product are eggs that are removed from the shell, then processed and pasteurized at a factory. Its composition does not necessary contain both the yolk and egg white from each egg. The manufacture may blend them at any ratio and may include non-egg products for processing purposes.

    Ground Tapioca, Tapioca, or Tapioca starch (also known as tapioca flour) is high in carbohydrates and calories. It is good for energy, but of course too much carbs will go towards storage as fat. Beyond this, it does not offer much nutrients, fiber, or protein. This ingredient is a poor choice for average dog’s diet.

    Pea protein is from processed peas with most of the starch removed. It is a good source of protein, with almost no carbohydrates. Also, there isn’t any dietary fiber either.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Ground Tapioca appears again in Rice pasta

    All Ingredients

    Chicken Broth, Chicken, Dried Egg Product, Ground Tapioca, Pea Protein, Carrots, Rice Pasta (Rice, Water, Ground Tapioca), Tricalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Salt, Spinach, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Niacin, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
    Location(s): Thailand

    Recalls

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

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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