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This review is for the Holistic Select Turkey & Lentil recipe, which is grain free as well as being potato free – this makes for an interesting recipe which might be a good choice for dogs needing a limited diet.
Deboned Turkey and Turkey Meal make up the main ingredients which is great to see. Turkey is a decent lean meat, and the protein level is high in this food at 32%.
Next we find peas, lentils, and chick peas which will bulk up the protein levels in the food and also the amount of fibre, which can help both diarrhea and constipation, as well as promoting weight loss and reducing the risk of colon cancer. They’re good ingredients, but it’s worth considering the protein and fibre is right for your dog.
Other Holistic Select recipes seem to contain decent oils, such as Menhaden Fish Oil, but this seems to be lacking here. I also wonder why they’ve included the waste product brewers dried yeast amongst a range of really nice fruits, veggies, vitamins, and minerals. It feels a bit careless in an otherwise good food.
I don’t think it’s a bad food, far from it, but it doesn’t feel polished to me. It’s certainly a solid 4 star food.
What’s good about this food….
Balanced ingredients, meat meal as top ingredient.
….and what’s not so good.
Brewers yeast, lack of a decent oil source.
Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Pea Protein, Pork Meal, Flaxseed, Natural Fish Flavor, Pumpkin, Cranberries, Apples, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Papaya, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid], Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Blueberries, Pomegranate, Calcium Carbonate, Inulin, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Fennel, Ground Peppermint, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Trichoderma reesei Fermentation Product, Dried Rhizopus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract.