Nulo FreeStyle Review
Salmon & Chickpeas Recipe (Canned)
Review of Nulo FreeStyle
Salmon & Chickpeas Recipe (Canned)
This product is manufactured by Nulo Pet Food.
According to our data, this Nulo recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Nulo FreeStyle Salmon & Chickpeas Recipe (Canned) 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 Nulo FreeStyle Salmon & Chickpeas Recipe (Canned) with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is salmon. Although salmon is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw salmon contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of salmon is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.
The second ingredient is turkey. Turkey is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, turkey contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of turkey is dramatically reduced after cooking.
The third ingredient is turkey liver. Turkey liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, turkey liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.
The fourth ingredient is salmon broth. Salmon broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, salmon broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The fifth ingredient is chickpea. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Nulo FreeStyle Salmon & Chickpeas Recipe (Canned) 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 Nulo recipe.
Next we have carrot, which are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.
The next ingredient is ground flaxseed. Ground 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.
Then 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, we have potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.
Moving on with this review, we have agar-agar, which is commonly used as a thickening or gelling agent.
The next ingredient in this review is choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
Our next ingredient is 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.
natural flavor is the next ingredient in this recipe. Although natural flavor does not provide any nutritional value, it does improve palatability.
The remaining ingredients in this Nulo FreeStyle 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 Nulo FreeStyle Salmon & Chickpeas Recipe (Canned) is 5.0 out of 5.