Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Review
Grain Free Duck Pate Recipe
Review of Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine
Grain Free Duck Pate Recipe
This product is manufactured by Petcurean Pet Nutrition.
According to our data, this Petcurean recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Grain Free Duck Pate Recipe 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 Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Grain Free Duck Pate Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is duck. Although duck is an excellent animal based protein source, raw duck contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of duck 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 duck broth. Duck broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, duck broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The third ingredient is potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The fourth ingredient 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 fifth 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.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Grain Free Duck Pate Recipe 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 dicalcium phosphate. Dicalcium phosphate (misnomer for dibasic calcium phosphate) is commonly used in pet food and treats as a dietary calcium supplement. It can also be found in breakfast cereals, enriched flour, noodle products, pharmaceutical tablets, and toothpastes.
The next ingredient is apple. Apples are high in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.
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 potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.
Moving on with this review, we have xanthan gum, which is used as a thickening and suspending agent. It's usually produced by bacterial fermentation and does not provide any nutritional value.
The next ingredient in this review 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 remaining ingredients in this Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine 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 Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Grain Free Duck Pate Recipe is 3.0 out of 5.