Overall, Cesar Slow Roasted Lamb Flavor & Spring Vegetables 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.
Cesar Slow Roasted Lamb Flavor & Spring Vegetables 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, Cesar Slow Roasted Lamb Flavor & Spring Vegetables's most plentiful ingredient listed is lamb, which is considered a quality protein source. However, this product also lists chicken by-product meal within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, Cesar Slow Roasted Lamb Flavor & Spring Vegetables also contains as top ingredients ground yellow corn, ground wheat and brewers 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 lamb, natural roasted lamb flavor, fish oil, ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, blue 2, red 40 and yellow 5 which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from lamb, seafood, corn, soy or artifical colors food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Cesar Slow Roasted Lamb Flavor & Spring Vegetables has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Cesar Slow Roasted Lamb Flavor & Spring Vegetables has approximately 357 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 11, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Lamb, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Ground Wheat, Brewers Rice, Meat & Bone Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with BHA & Citric Acid), Soybean Meal, Natural Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Glycerin, Salt, Phosphoric Acid, Sugar, Water, Potassium Sorbate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Fish Oil (stabilized with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Roasted Lamb Flavor, Dried Peas, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Niacin, Dried Carrots, Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement
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.