Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite Review
Small Breed Morsels Fricassee Style Dinner
Review of Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite
Small Breed Morsels Fricassee 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 Morsels Fricassee Style Dinner is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult dogs and growing puppies.
We'll begin this review of Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite Small Breed Morsels Fricassee Style Dinner with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is turkey broth. Turkey broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, turkey broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The second ingredient is chicken. Although chicken is an excellent protein source, raw chicken contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of chicken 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 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 turkey. Turkey is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, turkey contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of turkey is dramatically reduced after cooking.
The fifth 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.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Canidae Grain Free Pure Petite Small Breed Morsels Fricassee 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 green bean. Green beans are an excellent source of dietary fiber and various vitamins and minerals.
The next ingredient is 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.
Then we have dried pea. Dried peas are naturally rich in an important antioxidant called beta carotene which is a precursor to vitamin A. Dried peas also provide dietary fiber and a notable amount of plant based protein.
Moving on, 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 with this review, 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.
The next ingredient in this review is 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.
Our next ingredient is natural flavor. Natural flavor enhances the flavor of the product. The difference between natural and artificial flavoring is that natural flavoring starts from a plant or animal whereas artificial flavoring is entirely man-made.
potassium chloride is the next ingredient in this recipe. Potassium chloride 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.
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 Morsels Fricassee Style Dinner is 4.0 out of 5.