Addiction Dry Dog Food Review
Review of Addiction Dry Dog Food
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 Dry Dog Food MEGA is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of Addiction Dry Dog Food MEGA with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is lamb meal. Lamb meal is produced by cooking lamb using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of lamb and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The second ingredient is beef meal. Beef meal is produced by cooking beef using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of beef and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The third ingredient is pork meal. Pork meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking pork until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with pork (i.e. pork meal).
The fourth 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 fifth ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Addiction Dry Dog Food MEGA 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 tapioca. Tapioca is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard.
The next ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which is most likely used because of it's essential omega-6 fatty acid content.
Then we have flaxseed. Flaxseeds are an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. They also provide a notable amount of protein, B vitamins, and various minerals.
Moving on, we have natural flavor. The usage of natural flavor to improve palatability is fairly common practice in dog food products.
Moving on with this review, we have sodium chloride. Sodium chloride (or salt) is an important mineral for both humans and dogs. Depending on the quantity of sodium chloride used (which we cannot determine), sodium chloride may or may not be a nutritious addition in the recipe.
The remaining ingredients in this Addiction Dry 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.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for Addiction Dry Dog Food MEGA is 5.0 out of 5.