Nutro Max Review

Large Breed Puppy Recipe With Chicken

Nutro Max Large Breed Puppy Recipe With Chicken

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Review of Nutro Max
Large Breed Puppy Recipe With Chicken

This product is manufactured by Mars Petcare Inc..

According to our data, this Nutro recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for growing puppies. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Nutro Max Large Breed Puppy Recipe With Chicken is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growing puppies.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Nutro Max Large Breed Puppy Recipe With Chicken 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 whole grain oatmeal. Whole grain oatmeal is simply coarsely ground oats. As with regular oats, oatmeal is rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins, and various minerals.

The third ingredient is whole grain sorghum. Whole grain sorghum is a gluten-free carbohydrate source. This cereal grain also provides a modest amount of B vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and manganese.

The fourth ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which is most likely used because of it's essential omega-6 fatty acid content.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Nutro Max Large Breed Puppy Recipe With Chicken 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 chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.

The next ingredient is 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.

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 brewers rice. Brewer's rice is the small fragments of rice kernel that are separated from the larger kernels of milled rice. The fragments do not contain the same nutrition profile of the whole kernel and therefore brewer's rice is a lower quality grain. Brewer's rice is typically regarded as an inexpensive and low quality filler.

Moving on with this review, we have natural flavor. Natural flavor is used to modify the foods flavor and increase palatability.

The next ingredient in this review is chickpea. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.

Our next ingredient is whole brown rice. Whole brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, brown rice is easy to digest.

fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) is the next ingredient in this recipe. Fish oil is defined by AAFCO as "the oil from rendering whole fish or cannery waste." It is typically rich in omega-3 fatty acids and therefore a good fat source. However, the specific fish used to obtain the oil is not specified and therefore we cannot make any specific claims.

Next on the list is potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.

The next ingredient in this recipe 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.

Next we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

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.

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 Nutro Max Large Breed Puppy Recipe With Chicken is 3.0 out of 5.