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Review:The site for this food does a lot of boasting about what it doesn’t include, such as by-products, soy and corn. This is all true, it doesn’t. For that, I have to give kudos. For the most part, it has kept away from including ingredients that will draw the ire of pet nutritionists.
However, and this is big, brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes. is its 2nd ingredient. We can’t look past that, as brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes. is a leftover product of the brewing process that leaves it stripped of most of its nutritional value. With the bran removed, so goes most of the fiber. It’s an inferior product, one which humans would not ingest. Since many of these companies like to brag on “people quality” ingredients, this is certainly not one of them.
So I’m disappointed by that. The quality could be so much higher if they would have just included whole grain rice instead. As it is, it’s still better than anything you’ll likely find at Walmart or Target, but not at a good pet store.
What’s good about this food….
Meat is first ingredient, good protein percentage (25%), flax.
….and what’s not so good.
Brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes. is 2nd ingredient and the primary non-meat in this food.
Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes., Ground Whole Grain Barley★★★ Excellent source of nutrients, great grain for pets, but not “whole ground.” Can be of any quality., Poultry Fat Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative. (Form Of Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative.), Oats★★★★ Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value., Fish Meal, Dried Beet Pulp★ Sugar-filled fiber/filler, can lead to hyperactivity and diabetes. Can be addicting to some pets., Dried Egg Product★ Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell., Canola Oil★★★★★ Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food., Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber., Brewers Dried Yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis., Monocalcium Phosphate★★ Buffer, neutralizing agent in flours, poor source of phosphorous., Salt★ Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension — used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride., Calcium Carbonate★★★ Standard source of calcium, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength, used as a buffer to acidic foods., Potassium Chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Inulin, Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., L-Lysine★★ Source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), needed to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods., Methionine, Zinc Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Taurine★★★ Standard source, necessary for cats who are unable to manufacture taurine on their own, helps regulate nervous system, promotes thyroid and cardiovascular health. Some benefit to dogs., and Essential Proteinated Vitamins & Minerals.