Petcurean Go! Fit + Free Review
Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Stew
Review of Petcurean Go! Fit + Free
Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Stew
This product is manufactured by Petcurean Pet Nutrition.
According to our data, this Petcurean recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for adult dogs and growing puppies. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Petcurean Go! Fit + Free Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Stew is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult dogs and growing puppies.
We'll begin this review of Petcurean Go! Fit + Free Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Stew with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken. Although chicken is an excellent protein source, raw chicken contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of chicken 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 chicken broth. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The third ingredient is turkey broth. As with other broths, turkey broth is a source of flavor and moisture.
The fourth ingredient is chicken liver. Chicken liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, chicken liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.
The fifth ingredient is carrot. Carrots are an excellent source of dietary fiber and minerals. In addition, carrots are rich in beta carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Petcurean Go! Fit + Free Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Stew 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 Petcurean recipe.
Next we have 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 next ingredient is duck. Duck is another outstanding protein source, naturally rich in all of the essential amino acids required by dogs.
Then we have potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Moving on, we have dried egg whites. Dried egg whites consist of shell-free egg whites, which are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.
Moving on with this review, we have pea. Peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.
The next ingredient in this review is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a common gluten free carbohydrate source in pet food. In addition to its fiber content, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, an important antioxidant which serves as a precursor to vitamin A.
Our next ingredient is salmon. Salmon is another outstanding protein and omega-3 fatty acids source. Salmon also contains all of the necessary essential amino acids required by dogs.
potato starch is the next ingredient in this recipe. Potato starch is a gluten-free ingredient extracted from potatoes. Unlike whole potatoes, the starch itself does not provide a notable amount of nutrition.
Next on the list is dried egg product. Dried egg product consists of shell-free eggs which are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.
The next ingredient in this recipe is red pepper. Red peppers are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Next 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.
The next ingredient is sodium phosphate. Sodium phosphate is a generic term used for salts of sodium and phosphate. It is most likely used as a emulsifier, thickening agent, or leavening agent.
Then we have 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.
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 potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.
The next ingredient in this review is apple. Apples are high in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.
The remaining ingredients in this Petcurean Go! Fit + Free 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 Petcurean Go! Fit + Free Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Stew is 4.0 out of 5.