Blackwood All Life Stages Special Diet Review

Chicken Meal and Field Pea Recipe

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

PawDiet Rating

3.00

Review of Blackwood All Life Stages Special Diet
Chicken 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 Chicken 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 Chicken Meal and Field Pea Recipe 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 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 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Blackwood All Life Stages Special Diet Chicken 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 chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Chicken fat is typically collected while cooking chicken using a process called rendering. Chicken fat is a relatively high quality source of essential fatty acids. In particular, chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an important omega-6 fatty acid.

The next ingredient is duck meal. Duck meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking duck until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with duck (i.e. duck meal).

Then we have catfish meal. Catfish meal is produced by cooking catfish using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of catfish and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

Moving on, we have carrot. Carrots are an excellent source of dietary fiber and minerals. In addition, carrots are rich in beta carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.

Moving on with this review, we have celery. Although celery contains roughly 95% moisture, it's still an excellent source of dietary fiber. Celery also provides a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.

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 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.

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 Chicken Meal and Field Pea Recipe is 3.0 out of 5.