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Nutrience are so confident in the quality of their foods they give a No Bad Anything promise. That’s a ballsy statement for a pet food manufacturer, so does it hold true?
This review is based on the Turkey, Chicken & Herring recipe for an Adult dog, but the other recipes in the range are very similar.
We find Deboned Turkey as the top ingredient in the food which is a great choice, but after cooking this will be far less prominent as it’s around 80% water uncooked. This is something to watch out for in some foods, but definitely no biggy here as we find Chicken Meal as the second ingredient. This is really good to see, and the protein content in the food (26%) suggests a decent amount of meat content. Both chicken and turkey are lean meats with highly digestible protein. Great.
The main grain is Oats★★★★ Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value., one of the better choices of grain in a dog food. It’s low calorie, high in soluble fibre, rich in grain protein, can reduce blood pressure, and boost the immune system. Green peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber. are a fantastic ingredient and very good for dogs, as are lentils and sweet potatoes.
The remaining ingredients are all of good quality, with a number of other meat and fish meals, a whole range of fruits and veggies, whole eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell., and even more unique ingredients such as the metabolism boosting ginseng (often found in energy foods and drinks).
All in all I think this is a wonderful food. It’s well thought out, and definitely adhere’s to the No Bad Anything promise.
What’s good about this food….
“No Bad Anything”
….and what’s not so good.
Deboned turkey, chicken meal, steel-cut oats★★★★ Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value., sweet potatoes, lentils, green peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber., deboned chicken, deboned herring, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative.), tapioca, turkey meal, whole eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell., sun-cured alfalfa★★★ Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber. meal, natural chicken flavor, chicken liver, salmon oil (source of DHA), coconut oil, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., spinach, broccoli★★ Nutritious but can lead to gas. Very gimmicky., apples, pears, blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, green tea extract, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, vitamins [vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin A supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, inositol, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid], minerals [zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganese oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], dicalcium phosphate★ Can become toxic to body — texturizer in can food., 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., 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., DL-methionine★★★ Standard source of methionine, supports healthy skin and nails, liver activity and immune health., lecithin★★★★★ A natural antioxidant, very beneficial., L-Lysine★★ Source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), needed to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods., chicory root extract, dried kelp, yeast extract, choline chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., glucosamine★★★ Gimmicky, not enough can be available to be effective, often listed low on the label as token ingredient. Cooking may effect it’s potency. hydrochloride★★★ Gimmicky, not enough can be available to be effective, often listed low on the label as token ingredient. Cooking may effect it’s potency., 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., rosemary extract★★★★★ Natural preservative, concentrated., chondroitin sulphate, L-carnitine★★ Supplements poor meat source diets, a B-vitamin factor naturally found in meat, important in regulating fat metabolism., dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium★★★ Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing. fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis★★★ Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing. fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus helveticus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum★★★ Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing. fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product.