Overall, Canidae All Life Stages Large Breed Dry Food Duck Meal & Brown Rice Formula is a below average dog food, earning 5 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.
Canidae All Life Stages Large Breed Dry Food Duck Meal & Brown Rice Formula 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.
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.
This product does not appear to contain any of the common feline food allergens, however this is not a guarantee that dogs who suffer from allergies will by symptom-free while eating this food.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Canidae All Life Stages Large Breed Dry Food Duck Meal & Brown Rice Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Canidae All Life Stages Large Breed Dry Food Duck Meal & Brown Rice Formula has approximately 353 calories per 100g (100 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 May 21, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
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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.