Addiction Canned Dog Food Review

Turkey With Cranberries & Apples Entree

Addiction Canned Dog Food Turkey With Cranberries & Apples Entree

PawDiet Rating

3.50

Review of Addiction Canned Dog Food
Turkey With Cranberries & Apples Entree

This product is manufactured by Addiction Foods LLC.

According to our data, this Addiction recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Addiction Canned Dog Food Turkey With Cranberries & Apples Entree is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Addiction Canned Dog Food Turkey With Cranberries & Apples Entree with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is turkey. Although turkey is an excellent protein source, raw turkey contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of turkey is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.

The second ingredient is broth. Broths provides both flavor and moisture; however, broths do not provide any notable nutritional contribution. In addition, we typically prefer the specific type of broth specified (chicken broth, vegetable broth, lamb broth, etc), which is not done here.

The third ingredient is potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The fourth ingredient is liver. Liver is a controversial ingredient because the source animal is not specified. Anonymous animal ingredients are typically very low quality and may contain almost any animal, including dogs and cats!

The fifth ingredient is cranberry. Cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Addiction Canned Dog Food Turkey With Cranberries & Apples Entree are not as important as the first five ingredients.

However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Addiction recipe.

Next we have apple. Apples are high in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.

The next ingredient is guar gum. Guar gum (or guaran) is obtained from guar beans which have been dehusked, milled and screened. It's commonly used in wet food products as a thickening agent and provides a notable amount of dietary fiber.

Then we have taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.

The remaining ingredients in this Addiction Canned Dog Food recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product contains anonymous meat ingredients. These are not necessarily always negative; however, they are typically low quality and inexpensive additions. If the particular anonymous meat ingredient is controversial or low quality, it should have been discussed earlier in this review. Otherwise, it is safe to assume the anonymous meat ingredient is an acceptable addition.

The official PawDiet rating for Addiction Canned Dog Food Turkey With Cranberries & Apples Entree is 3.5 out of 5.