Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Review
Grain Free Freshwater Trout + Salmon Pate Recipe
Review of Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine
Grain Free Freshwater Trout + Salmon 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 Freshwater Trout + Salmon 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 Freshwater Trout + Salmon Pate Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is trout. Although trout is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw trout contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of trout 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 salmon broth. Salmon broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, salmon broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The third ingredient is salmon. Salmon is another excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source. As with other raw meats, salmon contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of salmon is dramatically reduced after cooking.
The fourth ingredient is herring meal. Herring meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking herring until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with herring (i.e. herring meal).
The fifth 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.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Grain Free Freshwater Trout + Salmon 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 potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The next ingredient is 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.
Then we have 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.
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 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.
The next ingredient in this review is red pepper. Red peppers are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Our next ingredient is sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Sunflower oil is an omega-6 fatty acid source. Unlike other oils (flax, canola, etc), sunflower oil does not provide omega-3 fatty acids; However, the balancing omega-3 fatty acids are most likely supplied by another oil or fat source.
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 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! Sensitivity + Shine Grain Free Freshwater Trout + Salmon Pate Recipe is 5.0 out of 5.