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.
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 carrageenan and guar gum, which
are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors
to certain medical conditions in dogs.
This product does not appear to contain any of the common feline food allergens, however this is not a guarantee that dogs who
suffer from allergies will by symptom-free while eating this food.
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.
Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*
Dry Matter Analysis
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.