Blackwood Adult Dog Food Review
Chicken, Salmon and Pumpkin Recipe
Review of Blackwood Adult Dog Food
Chicken, Salmon and Pumpkin 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, Salmon and Pumpkin Recipe 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 Blackwood Adult Dog Food Chicken, Salmon and Pumpkin 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 provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.
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 salmon. Although salmon is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw salmon contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of salmon 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 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 Blackwood Adult Dog Food Chicken, Salmon and Pumpkin 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 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.
The next ingredient is 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.
Then we have carrot. Carrots are naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.
Moving on, we have carrageenan. Carrageenan is a substance extracted from edible seaweeds. Carrageenan is typically used for its thickening and emulsifying properties.
Moving on with this review, 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 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 Blackwood Adult Dog Food Chicken, Salmon and Pumpkin Recipe is 4.0 out of 5.