I and Love and You Wet Dog Food Review
Cluckin' Good Stew
Review of I and Love and You Wet Dog Food
Cluckin' Good Stew
This product is manufactured by NatPets LLC d/b/a "I and Love and You".
According to our data, this I and Love and You recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
I and Love and You Wet Dog Food Cluckin' Good Stew is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of I and Love and You Wet Dog Food Cluckin' Good Stew with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.
The second ingredient is chicken broth. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The third ingredient is vegetable broth. As with other broths, vegetable broth is a source of flavor and moisture.
The fourth ingredient is chicken liver. Chicken liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, chicken liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.
The fifth ingredient is dried egg whites. Dried egg whites consist of shell-free egg whites, 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.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in I and Love and You Wet Dog Food Cluckin' Good Stew 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 I and Love and You 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 carrot. Carrots are naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.
Then we have 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.
Moving on, we have guar gum. Guar gum (or guaran) is obtained from guar beans which have been dehusked, milled and screened. It's commonly used in wet food products as a thickening agent and provides a notable amount of dietary fiber.
Moving on with this review, we have green bean. Green beans are naturally rich in dietary fiber and numerous vitamins and minerals. They also supply a notable amount of plant based protein.
The next ingredient in this review is flaxseed oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which provides a healthy dose of essential fatty acids.
Our next ingredient is sodium phosphate. Sodium phosphate is a generic term used for salts of sodium and phosphate. It is most likely used as a emulsifier, thickening agent, or leavening agent.
salt is the next ingredient in this recipe. 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.
Next on the list is natural flavor. Natural flavor is used to modify the foods flavor and increase palatability.
The next ingredient in this recipe is spinach. Spinach is a nutritionally dense dark green vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Next we have potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.
The next ingredient 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.
Then we have cranberry. Cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.
Moving on, we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
Moving on with this review, we have calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring mineral supplement. Although it's often used as a dietary calcium supplement, it can also be used as a preservative or color retainer.
The next ingredient in this review is salmon oil. Salmon oil is an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids, an important part of a dog diet.
The remaining ingredients in this I and Love and You Wet Dog Food 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.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for I and Love and You Wet Dog Food Cluckin' Good Stew is 4.0 out of 5.