Holistic Select Grain Free Senior Health Review
Chicken Meal & Lentils Recipe
Review of Holistic Select Grain Free Senior Health
Chicken Meal & Lentils Recipe
This product is manufactured by WellPet LLC..
According to our data, this Holistic Select recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Holistic Select Grain Free Senior Health Chicken Meal & Lentils Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs.
We'll begin this review of Holistic Select Grain Free Senior Health Chicken Meal & Lentils Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is produced by cooking chicken using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of chicken and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The second ingredient is chickpea. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.
The third ingredient is pea. Peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.
The fourth ingredient is lentil. Lentils are rich in diary fiber, B vitamins, and minerals. Lentils also provide a notable amount of plant based protein.
The fifth ingredient is dried ground potato. Dried ground potatoes are commonly used in dog food as a gluten-free carbohydrate source. In addition to carbohydrates, potatoes also provide protein and various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Holistic Select Grain Free Senior Health Chicken Meal & Lentils 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 chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Fat is an important part of your dogs diet, chicken fat in particular is an outstanding source of omega-6 fatty acids.
The next ingredient is 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.
Then 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.
Moving on, we have dehydrated alfalfa meal. Dehydrated alfalfa meal is produced from the alfalfa flowering plant. it's rich in plant based protein, dietary fiber, and various vitamins and minerals.
Moving on with this review, we have pumpkin. Pumpkin is an excellent carbohydrate source, rich in dietary fiber and various minerals. It's also rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.
The next ingredient in this review is cranberry. Cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.
Our next ingredient is apple. Apples are high in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.
dried brewers yeast is the next ingredient in this recipe. 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 on the list is papaya. Papaya is a healthy exotic fruit. It's an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
The next ingredient in this recipe is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.
Next we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
The next ingredient is taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.
Then we have blueberry. Blueberries are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
The remaining ingredients in this Holistic Select Grain Free Senior Health 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.
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 Grain Free Senior Health Chicken Meal & Lentils Recipe is 3.0 out of 5.