Overall, NutriSource High Plains Select is an above average dog food, earning 7 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.
NutriSource High Plains Select 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, NutriSource High Plains Select's most plentiful ingredient listed is beef, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains trout and turkey 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 beef, beef meal, trout, menhaden fish meal and natural fish flavor which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from beef or seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, NutriSource High Plains Select has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, NutriSource High Plains Select has approximately 384 calories per 100g (108 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 January 2, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Beef, trout, turkey meal, garbanzo beans, red lentils, beef meal, green lentils, tapioca starch, sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), menhaden fish meal, natural fish flavor, chia seed, dried tomato pomace, sunflower meal, dried brewers yeast, salt, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, selenium yeast), potassium chloride, choline chloride, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), lactic acid, glucosamine hydrochloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), chondroitin sulfate, yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation 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.