Dogswell Vitality Review
Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew
Review of Dogswell Vitality
Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew
This product is manufactured by Dogswell.
According to our data, this Dogswell recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for adult dogs and growing puppies. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Dogswell Vitality Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew 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 Dogswell Vitality Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken. Chicken is the most common meat ingredient used in dog food. It provides high-quality protein and fat. However, more than 60% of chicken is water.
The second ingredient is chicken broth. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The third ingredient is water sufficient for processing, which is a fairly self-explanatory ingredient.
The fourth ingredient is chicken liver. Organ meats like chicken liver are an excellent source of protein, fat, and essential vitamins and minerals. Although organs may not sound appealing, organs are an important component of a carnivorous animal's diet.
The fifth ingredient is dried egg product. Dried egg product consists of shell-free eggs 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 Dogswell Vitality Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew 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 Dogswell recipe.
Next we have salmon. Although salmon is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw salmon contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of salmon 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 next ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.
Then we have potato starch. Potato starch is a gluten-free ingredient extracted from potatoes. Unlike whole potatoes, the starch itself does not provide a notable amount of nutrition.
Moving on, we have sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a common gluten free carbohydrate source in pet food. In addition to its fiber content, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, an important antioxidant which serves as a precursor to vitamin A.
Moving on with this review, we have carrot, which provide a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
The next ingredient in this review is red pepper. Red peppers are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Our next ingredient is 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.
natural flavor is the next ingredient in this recipe, which enhances the flavor of the food.
Next on the list is 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 recipe is cranberry. Cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.
Next we have blueberry. Blueberries are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
The next ingredient is spinach. Spinach is an edible flowering plant which supplies a notable amount of dietary fiber and plant based protein. It's also naturally rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, and folate.
Then we have zucchini. Zucchini is a summer squash, which means the squash is harvested when immature. It's an excellent source of dietary fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, and various minerals.
Moving on, we have tricalcium phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate is typically used for its mineral contents. However, it can also be used to evenly disperse fat in wet food products.
Moving on with this review, we have canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Canola oil is extracted from canola plant seeds. Many people believe that canola oil is basically an improved rapeseed oil.
Canola oil is controversial because rapeseed oil is actually dangerous for human/animal consumption.
The next ingredient in this review is garlic powder. Garlic powder in very small quantities can be an acceptable addition, however, garlic can also be toxic. Therefore many pet owners choose to completely avoid garlic.
Our next ingredient is flaxseed oil, which provides a healthy dose of essential fatty acids.
The remaining ingredients in this Dogswell Vitality 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 Dogswell Vitality Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew is 3.5 out of 5.