Editor’s Taste Rating
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|6% (min)||5% (min)||1% (max)||78% (max)||8% (est.)|
Dry Matter Analysis
|27% (min)||23% (min)||4.5% (max)||22% (max)||36% (est.)|
*Estimated Carbs do not include fiber
|Calories||498 (per lbs)|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Chicken Broth
- Chicken Liver
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.
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
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.
*Recall information from FDA website.
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