Overall, Nature's Recipe Puppy Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe 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.
Nature's Recipe Puppy Lamb Meal & Rice 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, Nature's Recipe Puppy Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is lamb meal, which is considered a quality protein source.
Additionally, Nature's Recipe Puppy Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe also contains as top ingredients ground 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 meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from lamb or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Nature's Recipe Puppy Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Nature's Recipe Puppy Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe has approximately 368 calories per 100g (104 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 22, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Lamb Meal, Ground Rice, Barley, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Egg Product, Oatmeal, Potato Protein, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate [Source of Vitamin C], Inositol, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta-carotene, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Taurine, Lactic Acid, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Citric Acid (Used as a Preservative), Rosemary Extract.
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.