Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Puppy Health Review

Lamb Meal & Oatmeal Recipe

Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Puppy Health Lamb Meal & Oatmeal Recipe

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Review of Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Puppy Health
Lamb Meal & Oatmeal Recipe

This product is manufactured by WellPet LLC..

According to our data, this Holistic Select recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for growing puppies. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Puppy Health Lamb Meal & Oatmeal Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growing puppies.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Puppy Health Lamb Meal & Oatmeal Recipe 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 chicken meal. Chicken meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking chicken until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with chicken (i.e. chicken meal).

The third 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 fourth ingredient is brown rice. 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 fifth ingredient is barley. Barley is a nutritious carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and various minerals. Unlike pearled barley, regular barley contains the entire grain.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Puppy Health Lamb Meal & Oatmeal Recipe 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 Holistic Select recipe.

Next we have pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

The next ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which is an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.

Then we have oats. Oats are an excellent carbohydrate source with considerable nutrients in addition to dietary fiber. More specifically, oats are rich in B vitamins and various minerals including manganese.

Moving on, we have dried plain beet pulp. Dried plain beet pulp is the by-product which remains once sugar has been extracted from sugar beets. The keyword "plain" in this ingredient emphasizes that the beet pulp has not been sweetened, which is often done for palatability.The primary contribution of dried plain beet pulp is dietary fiber.

We'd also like to note that beet pulp is fairly controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that beet pulp can promote intestinal health and regulate blood sugar. However, opponents claim that beet pulp is an inexpensive filler.

Moving on with this review, we have salmon oil. Salmon oil is an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids, an important part of a dog diet.

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

cranberry is the next ingredient in this recipe. Cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.

Next on the list is apple. Apples are high in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.

The next ingredient in this recipe is dried brewers yeast. Dried brewers yeast is a by-product of the brewing industry. Brewers yeast is rich in various minerals and contains a notable amount of protein.

Next 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 is potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.

Then we have papaya. Papaya is a healthy exotic fruit. It's an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

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

Moving on with this review, we have taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.

The next ingredient in this review is blueberry. Blueberries are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.

The remaining ingredients in this Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Puppy Health 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 Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Puppy Health Lamb Meal & Oatmeal Recipe is 5.0 out of 5.