Overall, NutriSource Lamb & Rice 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 Lamb & Rice 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 Lamb & Rice's most plentiful ingredient listed is lamb, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains lamb liver as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, NutriSource Lamb & Rice also contains as top ingredients brown rice. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet.
Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum and carrageenan, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in dogs.
Allergen alert: This product contains lamb, lamb broth, lamb liver, ocean fish and whole dried egg which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from lamb, seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, NutriSource Lamb & Rice has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, NutriSource Lamb & Rice has approximately 112 calories per 100g (32 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other wet 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:
Lamb, Lamb Broth, Lamb Liver, Ocean Fish, Brown Rice, Pearled Barley, Whole Dried Egg, Dicalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Sulfate, Lecithin, Carrageenan, Cranberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Betaine, Taurine, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid
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.