Holistic Select Grain Free Weight Management Review

Chicken Meal & Peas Recipe

Holistic Select Grain Free Weight Management Chicken Meal & Peas Recipe

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Review of Holistic Select Grain Free Weight Management
Chicken Meal & Peas 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 Weight Management Chicken Meal & Peas Recipe 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 Holistic Select Grain Free Weight Management Chicken Meal & Peas 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 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 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 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 fifth ingredient is ground white rice. Ground white rice is another name for white rice flour, which is a gluten free carbohydrate source.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Holistic Select Grain Free Weight Management Chicken Meal & Peas 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 fiber. Pea fiber is a concentrated dietary fiber source. Fiber can help stabilize blood sugar levels and promote colon health.

The next 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.

Then we have chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which provides a healthy dose of omega-6 fatty acids.

Moving on, 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 with this review, we have carrot, which are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.

The next ingredient in this review is 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.

Our next ingredient is 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).

sardine meal is the next ingredient in this recipe. 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).

The remaining ingredients in this Holistic Select Grain Free Weight Management 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 Holistic Select Grain Free Weight Management Chicken Meal & Peas Recipe is 3.0 out of 5.