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I have a lot of respect for Paul and Nell Newman and the ethics of their company, so we know their pet food is going to be decent enough. Organic Adult is better than most but it has to be said there’s room for improvement. Some of their other varieties are better like the Advanced formula. Let’s have a look…
The top ingredient is chicken which is good, but once dehydrated will lose most of it’s weight and knock it further down the list. What this means is the food will be barley and oats more than meat which isn’t ideal for a dog. Don’t get me wrong as barley and oats are both quality ingredients, as are peas, but most of the protein will be from chicken meal all the way down in 5th. The protein content is only 21% which is testament to the lack of real meat and I’d like to see more. They need to bump up chicken meal on the ingredients list for this food to reach 4 stars.
Soybean meal is high on the list and provides little nutrition as the protein is hard to digest – it’s filler. Interestingly they state on their website there is no evidence it causes allergies, but they don’t say it has nutritional benefits either! They also use sorghum which is a starchy cheap grain with little benefit to dogs.
This food earns a respectable 3 but for the price there are other alternatives.
Where to buy?
We recommend Only Natural Pet Store as an ethical retailer selling high quality pet foods:
What’s good about this food….
Contains decent grains, peas, and carrots, with chicken and chicken meal in the top 5.
….and what’s not so good.
Dog food needs meat higher up the list.
Chicken, Organic Barley, Organic Oats, Organic Peas, Chicken Meal, Organic Sorghum, Organic Soybean Meal, Chicken Fat (Naturally Stabilized with Mixed Tocopherols [a Source of Vitamin E]), Organic Brown Rice, Organic Millet, Organic Rice, Organic Flax Seed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Organic Carrots, Chicken Liver, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Parsley, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Zinc), Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Iron), Vitamin E Supplement, Rosemary Extract, Manganese Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Manganese), Lecithin, Copper Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Copper), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Biotin, Cobalt Proteinate (Source of Chelated Cobalt), Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (Source of Iodine), Sodium Selenite, Dehydrated Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Pseudolongum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.