Overall, Abound Grain Free Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe is a significantly below average dog food, earning 4 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 Salmon & Sweet Potato 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.In this case, Abound Grain Free Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Abound Grain Free Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe also contains as top ingredients pea starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.
Allergen alert: This product contains salmon, salmon meal and fish oil 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 Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Abound Grain Free Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe has approximately 348 calories per 100g (98 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:
Salmon, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Salmon Meal (source Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Pea Starch, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Salt, Flax Seed (source Of Omega 3 And 6 Fatty Acids), Dried Chicory Root, Parsley, Cranberries, Blueberries, Barley Grass, Canola Oil, Alfalfa Meal, Fish Oil, Carrots, Pumpkin, Caramel, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (polysaccharide Complexes Of Zinc, Iron, Manganese And Copper, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite) Vitamins (dl-alpha-tocopheryl Acetate (source Of Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (source Of Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, 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 Casei Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Bifido Bacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Entercoccus Faecium 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.