Overall, Abound 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 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.Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Abound Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe does contain with its top ingredients salmon meal which are considered quality protein sources.
Additionally, Abound Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe also contains as top ingredients whole ground brown rice. 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 ingredients: deboned salmon and salmon meal which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Abound Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Abound Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe has approximately 356 calories per 100g (101 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 Salmon, Peas, Salmon Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Tapioca Starch, Animal Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed Meal, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace (source Of Lycopene), Oat Meal, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Whey, Canola Oil, Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp, Salt, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-carnitine, L-lysine, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, Beta Carotene, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Dl-alpha Tocopherol, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source Of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Cobalt Carbonate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Dried Lactobacillus Acidolphilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.
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.