Blackwood Adult Dog Food Review

Chicken and Vegetable Recipe

Blackwood Adult Dog Food Chicken and Vegetable Recipe

PawDiet Rating

3.00

Review of Blackwood Adult Dog Food
Chicken and Vegetable Recipe

This product is manufactured by Blackwood Pet Foods.

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

Blackwood Adult Dog Food Chicken and Vegetable Recipe 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 Blackwood Adult Dog Food Chicken and Vegetable Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is chicken broth. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The second ingredient is chicken, which is an excellent source of protein and fat.

The third ingredient is chicken heart. Chicken hearts are full of high quality protein and fat. Chicken hearts also provide a notable amount of vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is pea. Peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is pumpkin puree. Pumpkin puree is an excellent carbohydrate source, rich in dietary fiber and various minerals. It's also rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Blackwood Adult Dog Food Chicken and Vegetable Recipe 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 Blackwood recipe.

Next we have green lipped mussel. Green lipped mussel (also known as New Zealand mussel) is naturally rich in certain vitamins and minerals. It's also a good source of protein and fat.

The next ingredient is carrot, which are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.

Then we have carrageenan. Carrageenan is a substance extracted from edible seaweeds. Carrageenan is typically used for its thickening and emulsifying properties.

Moving on, we have salt. Salt is an important mineral for both humans and dogs. Depending on the quantity of salt used (which we cannot determine), salt may or may not be a nutritious addition in the recipe.

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

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. This property is typically found in lower quality products.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Blackwood Adult Dog Food Chicken and Vegetable Recipe is 3.0 out of 5.