Overall, Wellness Complete Health Small Breed Whitefish, Salmon Meal & Peas is an average dog food, earning 6 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.
Wellness Complete Health Small Breed Whitefish, Salmon Meal & Peas 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, Wellness Complete Health Small Breed Whitefish, Salmon Meal & Peas's most plentiful ingredient listed is whitefish, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon meal and menhaden fish meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Wellness Complete Health Small Breed Whitefish, Salmon Meal & Peas also contains as top ingredients ground brown rice. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.
Allergen alert: This product contains whitefish, salmon meal, menhaden fish meal, natural fish flavor and whitefish meal which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Wellness Complete Health Small Breed Whitefish, Salmon Meal & Peas has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Wellness Complete Health Small Breed Whitefish, Salmon Meal & Peas has approximately 371 calories per 100g (105 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 April 30, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Whitefish, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground Barley, Ground Rice, Peas, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Ground Flaxseed, Natural Fish Flavor, Whitefish Meal, Tomatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Vitamin E Supplement, Potassium Chloride, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Taurine, Choline Chloride, L-Carnitine, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Beta-Carotene, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Chicory Root Extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint 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.