Nutro MAX Adult Wet Dog Food Chicken, Rice & Turkey Dinner Review

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Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef and seafood

Est. Calories: 96 cal/100g

Price: $

Overall, Nutro MAX Adult Wet Dog Food Chicken, Rice & Turkey Dinner is an above average dog food, earning 7 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

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.

Nutro MAX Adult Wet Dog Food Chicken, Rice & Turkey Dinner includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • beef
  • beef liver
  • cod
  • chicken liver
  • turkey

Questionable Ingredients

  • ground rice
  • rice bran
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • beef
  • beef liver
  • cod

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Nutro MAX Adult Wet Dog Food Chicken, Rice & Turkey Dinner does contain with its top ingredients chicken, beef, beef liver and cod which are considered 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.

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 beef, beef liver and cod which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from beef or seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Nutro MAX Adult Wet Dog Food Chicken, Rice & Turkey Dinner has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly more fat than average
  • less fiber than average
In general, dogs have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Nutro MAX Adult Wet Dog Food Chicken, Rice & Turkey Dinner has approximately 96 calories per 100g (27 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories 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 April 23, 2017.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:

Chicken Broth, Chicken, Beef, Beef Liver, Cod, Chicken Liver, Ground Rice, Rice Bran, Turkey, Guar Gum, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Sodium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Calcium Carbonate, Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement Visit our Ingredient Glossary for more information.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
8.0%
Fat: (min)
6.5%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
3.5%
Ash: (est)
3.0%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
30%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
16%
Ash: (est)
14%
Calories: (est)
96/100g

*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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