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The Canidae company makes good foods, there isn’t any question about that. They will not use any ingredients that they don’t determine to be human-grade, and they certainly won’t put any fillers in their foods.
The variety chosed for this review is Lamb & Rice, with other flavors like Chicken & Rice being on par.
Lamb meal is the top ingredient, with extra lamb as the 8th. If that seems a bit on the light side for meat content, it is. Its protein % of 21% is lower than most foods you’ll see on the market today, so I’m not entirely sure I would recommend this to a dog owner who has a super active dog.
Their choices of grain are pretty good all in all. Rice bran would be the exception, as it isn’t a good way to include rice in the food. Tomato pumace and peas are used as top fiber providers, and that’s definitely a good sign.
The inclusion of beta carotene as a stand alone ingredient is great as well. It’s also good to see flaxseed placed in the food for heart health, as well as sunflower oil.
One of the best thing is that it tends to be pretty cheap compared to other premium foods, so if you’re looking for a good food on a budget, this may be it.
What’s good about this food….
Lamb meal is first, grains are quality choices, sunflower oil is great fat option, fruits present, flaxseed.
….and what’s not so good.
Protein % and meat content are lower than most foods.
Lamb meal, brown rice, cracked pearled barley, rice bran, peas, millet, canola oil, lamb, tomato pomace, natural flavor, flaxseed meal, potassium chloride, choline chloride, sun cured alfalfa meal, inulin (from chicory root), lecithin, sage extract, cranberries, beta carotene, rosemary extract, sunflower oil, yucca schidigera extract, dried enterococcus faecium, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid, cobalt proteinate, organic selenium, papaya, pineapple.