Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food Review

Ocean Fusion

Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food Ocean Fusion

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Review of Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food
Ocean Fusion

This product is manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc..

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

Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food Ocean Fusion 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 Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food Ocean Fusion with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

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

The second ingredient is 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.

The third ingredient is ground barley. Ground barley is a nutritious carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and various minerals. Unlike pearled barley, regular barley contains the entire grain.

The fourth ingredient is rye flour. Rye flour is a nutritious carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and various minerals.

The fifth ingredient is potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food Ocean Fusion 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 Earthborn Holistic recipe.

Next we have menhaden meal. Menhaden meal is produced by cooking menhaden using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of menhaden and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

The next ingredient is canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. Although fat is an essential component of any diet, canola oil is controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that canola oil provides a better fat profile in comparison to other plant based oils. However, opponents claim that canola oil is typically produced with genetically modified rapeseed and that rapeseed oil has multiple adverse health affects.

Then we have ground flaxseed. Ground 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.

Moving on, we have potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.

Moving on with this review, we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

The remaining ingredients in this Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food 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 Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food Ocean Fusion is 3.0 out of 5.