Nutro Max Review
Grain Free Adult Recipe With Salmon
Review of Nutro Max
Grain Free Adult Recipe With Salmon
This product is manufactured by Mars Petcare Inc..
According to our data, this Nutro recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Nutro Max Grain Free Adult Recipe With Salmon 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 Nutro Max Grain Free Adult Recipe With Salmon 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 dried potato. Dried potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten-free carbohydrate source. In addition to carbohydrates, dried potatoes also supply protein and various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The third ingredient is chickpea. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.
The fourth ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which is an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.
The fifth ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Nutro Max Grain Free Adult Recipe With Salmon 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 Nutro recipe.
Next we have lamb meal. Lamb meal is produced by cooking lamb using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of lamb and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The next 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.
Then 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, we have 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.
Moving on with this review, we have natural flavor. The usage of natural flavor to improve palatability is fairly common practice in dog food products.
The next ingredient in this review is choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
Our next ingredient is potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.
The remaining ingredients in this Nutro Max 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 Nutro Max Grain Free Adult Recipe With Salmon is 3.0 out of 5.