Blackwood All Life Stages Special Diet Review

Buffalo Meal and Field Pea Recipe

Blackwood All Life Stages Special Diet Buffalo Meal and Field Pea Recipe

PawDiet Rating

3.00

Review of Blackwood All Life Stages Special Diet
Buffalo Meal and Field Pea 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 All Life Stages Special Diet Buffalo Meal and Field Pea 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 All Life Stages Special Diet Buffalo Meal and Field Pea Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is buffalo meal. Buffalo meal is produced by cooking buffalo using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of buffalo and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

The second ingredient is field pea. Field 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 third ingredient is chickpea. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.

The fourth ingredient is lentil. Lentils are rich in diary fiber, B vitamins, and minerals. Lentils also provide a notable amount of plant based protein.

The fifth ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Chicken fat is a relatively good source of linoleic acid, which is an important essential fatty acid.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Blackwood All Life Stages Special Diet Buffalo Meal and Field Pea 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 whitefish meal. Whitefish meal is produced by cooking whitefish using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of whitefish and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

The next ingredient is tapioca starch. Tapioca starch 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.

Then we have calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring mineral supplement. Although it's often used as a dietary calcium supplement, it can also be used as a preservative or color retainer.

The remaining ingredients in this Blackwood All Life Stages Special Diet 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 All Life Stages Special Diet Buffalo Meal and Field Pea Recipe is 3.0 out of 5.