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Hund-n-Flocken is the base Solid Gold dog food, and is meant, as the label will tell you, for moderately active dogs. The protein percentage here isn’t quite as high as their “Bark at the Moon” variety, so I’d recommend that one if you have a very active dog.
As it stands though, this is a quality food. The animal proteins included are all of good quality with no by-products. Their grains are alright, but not quite as good as they could be because of the inclusion of rice bran and millet. Neither of which is really bad like corn or wheat, but they aren’t as beneficial as they could be if replaced with really good grains.
The other thing here is that they do have a good variety of fruits and vegetables for vitamins and fiber. Also, both flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber. and salmon oil are present for heart healthy fatty acids. That’s great to see as well.
This is a food that’s worth the money, and thankfully it isn’t all that expensive for what you get.
What’s good about this food….
Lamb and lamb meal first, ocean fish★★★★★ Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids. meal, flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber., fruits and veggies, tomato pomace★★ Mostly used as gimmick, not enough nutrition is available to make a difference, can be too acidic on digestive tract causing upset. for fiber.
….and what’s not so good.
Only downside is the rice bran, which would be better as whole grain.
Lamb, Lamb Meal, 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., Cracked Pearled Barley★★★ Excellent source of nutrients, great grain for pets, but not “whole ground.” Can be of any quality.★★★★★ A nutritive, wonderful grain., Millet, Rice Bran, Oatmeal, Ocean Fish★★★★★ Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids. Meal, 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., Tomato Pomace★★ Mostly used as gimmick, not enough nutrition is available to make a difference, can be too acidic on digestive tract causing upset., Flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber., Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil (source of DHA), Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., 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., Dried Chicory Root, Parsley Flakes, Pumpkin Meal, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Thyme, Blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., Cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., Carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., Broccoli★★ Nutritious but can lead to gas. Very gimmicky., Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. Supplement, Iron Proteinate★★★★★ Excellent, most expensive source of iron needed for red blood cell reproduction., Zinc Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Copper Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of copper used, aids in bone formation, iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation, Ferrous Sulfate★★★ Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support., Zinc Sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Potassium Iodide★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude., Manganese Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of manganese, necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Manganous Oxide★★★ Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Ascorbic Acid★★ Vitamin C — this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative., Vitamin A Supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Calcium Panthothenate, Manganese Sulfate★★★★ Manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Sodium Selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response., Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production., Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis..