Nutro Max Review

Senior Recipe With Chicken

Nutro Max Senior Recipe With Chicken

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Review of Nutro Max
Senior Recipe With Chicken

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 Senior Recipe With Chicken is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Nutro Max Senior 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 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 third ingredient is 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.

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). Chicken fat is a relatively good source of linoleic acid, which is an important essential fatty acid.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Nutro Max Senior 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. Chicken is the most common meat ingredient used in dog food. It provides high-quality protein and fat. However, more than 60% of chicken is water.

The next ingredient is 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.

Then we have pea protein. Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

Moving on, we have 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.

Moving on with this review, we have natural flavor, which enhances the flavor of the food.

The next ingredient in this review 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.

Our next 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.

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 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 Senior Recipe With Chicken is 2.5 out of 5.