Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Review

Salmon Recipe

Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Salmon Recipe

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Review of Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine
Salmon 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 Salmon Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Salmon Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is salmon meal. Salmon meal is produced by cooking salmon using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of salmon and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

The second ingredient is oatmeal. Oatmeal is simply coarsely ground oats and therefore contains the entire oat grain. As with regular oats, oatmeal is rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins, and various minerals.

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 whole oats. Whole oats are an excellent carbohydrate source with considerable nutrients in addition to dietary fiber. More specifically, oats are rich in B vitamins and various minerals including manganese.

The fifth ingredient is salmon. Although salmon is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw salmon contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of salmon 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Salmon 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 canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Canola oil is extracted from canola plant seeds. Many people believe that canola oil is basically an improved rapeseed oil.

Canola oil is controversial because rapeseed oil is actually dangerous for human/animal consumption.

The next ingredient is apple. Apples are high in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.

Then we have natural flavor, which enhances the flavor of the food.

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 quinoa. Quinoa is considered a "pseudocerial" because it's typically used like cereal grains (i.e. corn, wheat, millet), but it's not part of the grass family.

Quinoa is high in protein and provides a much better essential amino acid profile than most true cereal grains. Furthermore, quinoa is naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.

The next ingredient in this review is 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.

Our next ingredient is calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring mineral supplement. Although it's often used as a dietary calcium supplement, it can also be used as a preservative or color retainer.

potassium chloride is the next ingredient in this recipe, which is a potassium supplement.

Next on the list is sodium chloride. Sodium chloride (or salt) is an important mineral for both humans and dogs. Depending on the quantity of sodium chloride used (which we cannot determine), sodium chloride may or may not be a nutritious addition in the recipe.

The next ingredient in this recipe is dried kelp, which is a nutritionally dense seaweed. Kelp is naturally rich in a multitude of vitamins and minerals.

Next we have vitamin A supplement. Vitamin A is an essential vitamin required by dogs.

The next ingredient is vitamin D3 supplement. Vitamin D3 is another essential vitamin.

Then we have vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is another essential vitamin.

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.

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 Petcurean Go! Sensitivity + Shine Salmon Recipe is 3.5 out of 5.