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Pinnacle is a quality food, albeit I’ve always found it to be difficult to locate unless you buy online. A look at what’s in it doesn’t reveal any by-products or fillers. Also, duck meal is the first ingredient, with duck being the 4th ingredient to ensure that the meat content is adequate. As mentioned above, the protein % is a little lower here than some other foods, which probably only matters to dogs that are super active.
The grains are top notch, with the use of oats★★★★ Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value. as a very digestible grain for dogs. Potatoes are a prominent source of carbs and fiber, and flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber. is around for great fatty acids, as is grapeseed oil. All in all, it’s a quality food that you’ll definitely pay a price for.
What’s good about this food….
Two named meats in first 4 ingredients, potatoes, oats★★★★ Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value. are quality grain, flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber. & grapeseed oil.
….and what’s not so good.
The protein % is a tad low, which may matter for active dogs.
Duck Meal, Potatoes, Oatmeal, Duck, Oat Flour, Potato Fiber, Canola Oil★★★★★ Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food. (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative.), Toasted Oats★★★★ Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value., Flax Seed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber., Quinoa, Grapeseed Oil, Lecithin★★★★★ A natural antioxidant, very beneficial., Rosemary, Sage★★★★ Natural preservative., Papain, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Bifidum 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 Bacillus Licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Lactis Fermentation Product, Potassium Chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Calcium Carbonate★★★ Standard source of calcium, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength, used as a buffer to acidic foods., Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., Zinc Oxide★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Zinc Amino Acid Chelate★★★★ Better source of zinc, improves use, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Iron Sulfate, Vitamin A Acetate★★★ Standard source, needed for immune function., Vitamin D3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth., Manganous Oxide★★★ Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Manganese Amino Acid Chelate★★★★ Better source of manganese necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Copper Amino Acid Chelate★★★★ Better source of copper, improves use, needed for iron absorption, bone formation, protein metabolism and blood clotting., Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism., Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis., Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production., Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude., d-Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Calcium Iodate★★★ Source of iodine, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength., Sodium Selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response., Cobalt Carbonate★★★ Standard source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis..