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 ground brown rice. Ground brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, ground brown rice is easy to digest.

The third ingredient is ground white rice. Ground white rice is another name for white rice flour, which is a gluten free carbohydrate source.

The fourth 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 fifth ingredient is dried beet pulp. Dried beet pulp is the by-product which remains once sugar has been extracted from sugar beets. The primary contribution of 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.

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

Then we have anchovy meal. Anchovy meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking anchovies until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with anchovy (i.e. anchovy meal).

Moving on, we have sardine meal. Sardine meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking sardine until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with sardine (i.e. sardine meal).

Moving on with this review, we have 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.

The next ingredient in this review 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.

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 4.0 out of 5.