NutriSource Grain Free Dog Food Review
Review of NutriSource Grain Free Dog Food
This product is manufactured by KLN Family Brands.
According to our data, this NutriSource recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
NutriSource Grain Free Dog Food Seafood Select 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 NutriSource Grain Free Dog Food Seafood Select 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 tricalcium phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate is typically used for its mineral contents. However, it can also be used to evenly disperse fat in wet food products.
The third ingredient is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.
The fourth ingredient is cassia gum. Cassia gum is made from the endosperm of a legume called senna obtusifolia. It's commonly used as a thickener and gelling agent in pet food.
The fifth ingredient is carrageenan. Carrageenan is a substance extracted from edible seaweeds. Carrageenan is typically used for its thickening and emulsifying properties.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in NutriSource Grain Free Dog Food Seafood Select 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 NutriSource recipe.
Next 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 is 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.
The remaining ingredients in this NutriSource Grain Free Dog Food 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 NutriSource Grain Free Dog Food Seafood Select is 3.0 out of 5.