California Natural Limited Ingredient Diet Review

Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe For Puppies

California Natural Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe For Puppies

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Review of California Natural Limited Ingredient Diet
Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe For Puppies

This product is manufactured by Mars Petcare Inc..

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

California Natural Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe For Puppies 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 California Natural Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe For Puppies with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

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

The second ingredient is brown rice. Brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, brown rice is easy to digest.

The third ingredient is sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Sunflower oil is an omega-6 fatty acid source. Unlike other oils (flax, canola, etc), sunflower oil does not provide omega-3 fatty acids; However, the balancing omega-3 fatty acids are most likely supplied by another oil or fat source.

The fourth ingredient is rice. Rice is a gluten-free carbohydrate source. As long as the bran and germ of the grain are intact, rice can provide a notable amount of fiber and nutrition. However, because the type of rice ("brown" or "white") is not specified, we cannot make this determination.

The fifth ingredient is flaxseed. Flaxseeds are an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. They also provide a notable amount of protein, B vitamins, and various minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in California Natural Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe For Puppies 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 California Natural recipe.

Next 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 next ingredient is natural flavor. Natural flavoring does not contribute any nutritional value.

Then we have potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.

Moving on, we have taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.

The remaining ingredients in this California Natural Limited Ingredient 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 California Natural Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe For Puppies is 3.0 out of 5.