Blackwood Adult Dog Food Review

Lamb and Vegetable Recipe

Blackwood Adult Dog Food Lamb and Vegetable Recipe

PawDiet Rating

3.00

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

The first ingredient is lamb. Although lamb is an excellent protein source, raw lamb contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of lamb 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 lamb broth. Lamb broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, lamb broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The third ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

The fourth 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.

The fifth 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Blackwood Adult Dog Food Lamb 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 carrot. Carrots are naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.

The next ingredient is carrageenan. Carrageenan is a substance extracted from edible seaweeds. Carrageenan is typically used for its thickening and emulsifying properties.

Then 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 Lamb and Vegetable Recipe is 3.0 out of 5.