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Review:This is a new line from Eukanuba that features more “wild” flavors, and one of them is venison. You don’t see a lot of venison dry dog foods out there, so this is an interesting food right from the get-go. I was interested to see how it would line up compared to regular Eukanuba.
I’d say it’s better than Eukanuba, but not by light years. The good here is that they use meat as the very first ingredient, and potatos as their main carb source. These are solid ingredients. Also solid is the use of chicken meal & fish meal further down to further solidify the animal protein content. Eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell. are thrown in for additional protein, though they are “egg product★ Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell.” instead of whole eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell..
However, the use of brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes. is disappointing, as it’s only a filler from the alcohol industry. If this would have been just “brown rice★★ Brown rice is cheap filler, does not have to be whole ground when used in dry foods! Usually found whole in cans. ★★ Brown rice flour★★ Brown rice is cheap filler, does not have to be whole ground when used in dry foods! Usually found whole in cans. ★★ Brown rice flour is cheap filler. ★★★★★ Whole grain in pure form is nutritive. is cheap filler. ★★★★★ Whole grain in pure form is nutritive.”, it would have been an excellent choice. As it is, between this and sorghum, the grains are not of good quality in this food. However, as has been mentioned, they did get the animal sources right, and there are beneficial fish oils as well.
In summary, it’s not a bad food. It’s a bit better than regular Eukanuba, but it’s still a 3 star food until it can clean up its grain sources.
What’s good about this food….
Venison is first, two named meat meals (chicken & fish), fish oils for Omega fatty acids.
….and what’s not so good.
Sorghum is main grain, brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes..
Venison, Potato, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, 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., Chicken Meal, Fish Meal, Dried Egg Product★ Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell., Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative., a source of Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative.), Dried Beet Pulp★ Sugar-filled fiber/filler, can lead to hyperactivity and diabetes. Can be addicting to some pets., Potassium Chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Chicken Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis., Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative., a source of Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative.), 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., Vitamins (Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. Supplement, Ascorbic Acid★★ Vitamin C — this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative., Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Acetate★★★ Standard source, needed for immune function., Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude. (source of vitamin B1), Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol★★★ Standard source, non-vitamin B-Complex metabolizes blood fats., Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production. (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth. Supplement, Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis.), Sodium Hexametaphosphate★ Cheap source of phosphorus can become deadly to dogs — emulsifier, texturizer., Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate★★★ Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support., Zinc Oxide★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Manganese Sulfate★★★★ Manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Manganous Oxide★★★ Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Potassium Iodide★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Cobalt Carbonate★★★ Standard source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis.), DL-Methionine★★★ Standard source of methionine, supports healthy skin and nails, liver activity and immune health., Calcium Carbonate★★★ Standard source of calcium, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength, used as a buffer to acidic foods., Rosemary Extract★★★★★ Natural preservative, concentrated..