Overall, Nulo Freestyle Small Breed Salmon & Red Lentils Recipe is a significantly above average dog food, earning 8 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.
Nulo Freestyle Small Breed Salmon & Red Lentils 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, Nulo Freestyle Small Breed Salmon & Red Lentils Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains turkey meal, menhaden fish meal and lamb meal as additional quality protein sources.
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.
Allergen alert: This product contains lamb meal, deboned salmon and menhaden fish meal which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from lamb or seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Nulo Freestyle Small Breed Salmon & Red Lentils Recipe has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Nulo Freestyle Small Breed Salmon & Red Lentils Recipe has approximately 379 calories per 100g (107 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 4, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Deboned Salmon, Turkey Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Lamb Meal, Red Lentils, Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid), Miscanthus Grass, Ground Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Apples, Dried Blueberries, Dried Tomatoes, Dried Carrots, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, L-Carnitine, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Iron Proteinate, Niacin, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, 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.
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