Overall, Abound Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potato, & Venison Recipe is an average dog food, earning 6 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
Abound Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potato, & Venison Recipe includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Abound Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potato, & Venison Recipe does contain with its top ingredients chicken meal which are considered quality protein sources.
Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your dog's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.
Allergen alert: This product contains fish meal which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Abound Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potato, & Venison Recipe has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Abound Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potato, & Venison Recipe has approximately 383 calories per 100g (108 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry dog foods in the DogFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on June 20, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Ingredients: Deboned Duck, Chicken Meal, Fish Meal, Ground Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Starch, Pea Protein, Flaxseed Meal, Turkey Meal, Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes, Deboned Venison, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Pumpkin, Dried Chicory Root. Alfalfa Meal. Dried Cranberries, Blueberries, Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Minerals (zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate), Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Ascorbic Acid [source Of Vitamin C*], Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin, D-calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [source Of Vitamin B6], Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Bifidobacterium Animalis Product Dehydrated, Lactobacillus Reuteri Fermentation Product Dehydrated.
Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.
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