Wellness Complete Health Lamb & Sweet Potato Review

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Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: lamb and seafood

Est. Calories: 114 cal/100g

Price: $$$

Overall, Wellness Complete Health Lamb & Sweet Potato 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.

Wellness Complete Health Lamb & Sweet Potato includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • lamb
  • lamb liver
  • whitefish

Questionable Ingredients

  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • lamb
  • lamb broth
  • lamb liver
  • whitefish

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, Wellness Complete Health Lamb & Sweet Potato's most plentiful ingredient listed is lamb, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains lamb liver and whitefish 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.

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 and whitefish which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from lamb or seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Wellness Complete Health Lamb & Sweet Potato 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, Wellness Complete Health Lamb & Sweet Potato has approximately 114 calories per 100g (32 calories/ounce), which is considerably more 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 July 30, 2018.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:

Lamb, Lamb Broth, Lamb Liver, Whitefish, Ground Barley, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Ground Flaxseed, Guar Gum, Salt, Carrageenan, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Canola Oil, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
8.0%
Fat: (min)
8.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
5.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
36%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
23%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
114/100g

*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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