Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite Review

Small Breed Minced Pottage Style Dinner

Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite Small Breed Minced Pottage Style Dinner

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Review of Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite
Small Breed Minced Pottage Style Dinner

This product is manufactured by Canidae Pet Food.

According to our data, this Canidae recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for adult dogs and growing puppies. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite Small Breed Minced Pottage Style Dinner is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult dogs and growing puppies.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite Small Breed Minced Pottage Style Dinner with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is duck broth. Duck broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, duck 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 liver. Chicken liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, chicken liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is dried egg whites. Dried egg whites consist of shell-free egg whites, which are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.

The fifth ingredient is duck. Although duck is an excellent animal based protein source, raw duck contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of duck 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite Small Breed Minced Pottage Style Dinner 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 Canidae recipe.

Next we have dried pea. Dried peas are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.

The next ingredient is pumpkin. Pumpkin is naturally rich in many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Pumpkin is also an excellent source of dietary fiber.

Then we have guar gum. Guar gum (or guaran) is obtained from guar beans which have been dehusked, milled and screened. It's commonly used in wet food products as a thickening agent and provides a notable amount of dietary fiber.

Moving on, we have sodium phosphate. Sodium phosphate is a generic term used for salts of sodium and phosphate. It is most likely used as a emulsifier, thickening agent, or leavening agent.

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 next ingredient in this review is natural flavor. The usage of natural flavor to improve palatability is fairly common practice in dog food products.

Our next ingredient is potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.

The remaining ingredients in this Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite 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 Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite Small Breed Minced Pottage Style Dinner is 4.0 out of 5.