Adirondack Natural Grain Goodness Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe (Puppy & Performance Dogs) Review
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Review of Adirondack Natural Grain Goodness
Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe (Puppy & Performance Dogs)
This product is manufactured by BrightPet Nutrition Group.
According to our data, this Adirondack recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Adirondack Natural Grain Goodness Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe (Puppy & Performance Dogs) 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 Adirondack Natural Grain Goodness Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe (Puppy & Performance Dogs) with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is produced by cooking chicken using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of chicken and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The second ingredient is brown rice. Brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, brown rice is easy to digest.
The third ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Chicken fat provides a healthy dose of linolic acid, which is an important omega-6 fatty acid.
The fourth ingredient is dried plain beet pulp. Dried plain beet pulp is the by-product which remains once sugar has been extracted from sugar beets. The keyword "plain" in this ingredient emphasizes that the beet pulp has not been sweetened, which is often done for palatability.The primary contribution of dried plain beet pulp is dietary fiber.
We'd also like to note that beet pulp is fairly controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that beet pulp can promote intestinal health and regulate blood sugar. However, opponents claim that beet pulp is an inexpensive filler.
The fifth ingredient is ground grain sorghum. Ground grain sorghum is a gluten-free carbohydrate source. This cereal grain also provides a modest amount of B vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and manganese.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Adirondack Natural Grain Goodness Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe (Puppy & Performance Dogs) 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 Adirondack recipe.
Next we have pearled barley. Pearled barley is barley with the outer husk and bran layers removed. Similar to regular barley, pearled barley provides carbohydrates and dietary fiber. Pearled barley is however not as nutritious as regular whole grain barley.
The next ingredient is dried brewers yeast. Dried brewers yeast is a by-product of the brewing industry. Brewers yeast is rich in various minerals and contains a notable amount of protein.
Then we have menhaden meal. Menhaden meal is produced by cooking menhaden using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of menhaden and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The remaining ingredients in this Adirondack Natural Grain Goodness 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 Adirondack Natural Grain Goodness Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Recipe (Puppy & Performance Dogs) is 4.0 out of 5.