Diamond Naturals Review

Light Adult Dog Lamb Meal & Rice Formula

Diamond Naturals Light Adult Dog Lamb Meal & Rice Formula

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Review of Diamond Naturals
Light Adult Dog Lamb Meal & Rice Formula

This product is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods.

According to our data, this Diamond recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Diamond Naturals Light Adult Dog Lamb Meal & Rice Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Diamond Naturals Light Adult Dog Lamb Meal & Rice Formula 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 whole grain brown rice. Whole grain 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 pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is oatmeal. Oatmeal is simply coarsely ground oats and therefore contains the entire oat grain. As with regular oats, oatmeal is rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins, and various minerals.

The fifth ingredient is cracked pearled barley. Cracked pearled barley is barley with the outer husk and bran layers removed. Similar to regular barley, cracked pearled barley provides carbohydrates and dietary fiber. Cracked pearled barley is however not as nutritious as regular whole grain barley.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Diamond Naturals Light Adult Dog Lamb Meal & Rice Formula 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 Diamond recipe.

Next we have ground white rice. Ground white rice is another name for white rice flour, which is a gluten free carbohydrate source.

The next ingredient is millet. Millet is a great source of gluten-free fiber. It's also an excellent source of B-vitamins, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.

Then we have powdered cellulose. Powdered cellulose is produced from minuscule pieces of wood pulp and plant fibers. Other than its fiber content, powdered cellulose lacks any nutritional contribution.

Moving on, we have chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which is an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.

Moving on with this review, we have natural flavor. The usage of natural flavor to improve palatability is fairly common practice in dog food products.

The next ingredient in this review 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.

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

choline chloride is the next ingredient in this recipe. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

The remaining ingredients in this Diamond Naturals 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 Diamond Naturals Light Adult Dog Lamb Meal & Rice Formula is 3.0 out of 5.