Wellness Petite Entrées Casserole With Braised Beef, Salmon, Green Beans & Red Peppers

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  • Wellness Petite Entrées Casserole With Braised Beef, Salmon, Green Beans & Red Peppers
  • Published on: July 3, 2015
  • Last modified: July 4, 2015
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Review Summary:

In the top five ingredients you’ll find chicken and dried egg product as a source of meat protein. Pea protein there too to boast the protein level but its amino acid profile is not as good as meat. It would be preferred if the egg product were just egg, since egg product may contain non-egg ingredients. Eggs are also a good source of Omega-3 fatty acid. Tapioca starch is a pure carbohydrate that does not offer much value beyond carbs for energy. Beware of these added carbs as it may be more than necessary for your dog. It would be better if a higher value ingredient were used instead. As for the rest of the ingredients, there is chicken liver, beef, and a couple of vegetables too for additional protein and nutrients. Overall, this recipe is average.

Pros

  • Multiple meat sources
  • Cons

  • Contains added Tapioca starch
  •  BeefSalmonGreenBeans

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    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    6% (min) 5% (min) 1% (max) 78% (max) 8% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    27% (min) 23% (min) 4.5% (max) 22% (max) 36% (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber

    Calories

    Calories 498 (per lbs)

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Chicken
    2. Chicken Broth
    3. Chicken Liver
    4. Beef
    5. Salmon

    Chicken and Beef are 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.

    Chicken broth adds flavor

    Chicken liver is rich in various nutrition especially Vitamin A, B12, and Iron. It is a good source of protein too.

    Salmon  provides protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content when added, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    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.

    Carrageenans or Carrageenins is extracted from red edible seaweeds. For both humans and animal feed it is used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties. For humans the FDA regulations deemed it to be considered safe for as a direct food additive, and also safe for infant formulas. The EU takes greater precaution by prohibiting its use in infant formula and organic food claims, but it does permit it for other foods. The potential concern for use of Carrageenan is it may be linked to cancer for humans and various animals, but at the present this is still debatable and not clear. Many companies use it in wet dog food, thus it is relatively hard to avoid if you desire to do so.

    All Ingredients

    Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Beef, Salmon, Green Beans, Red Peppers,  Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavor, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Carrageenan, Magnesium Sulfate, Minerals [Ferrous Glycine Complex, Zinc Glycine Complex, Manganese Glycine Complex, Copper Glycine Complex, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide], Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin], Thiamine Mononitrate, Zinc

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Diamond Dog Food
    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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