Prairie Homestyle Cans Review

Chicken Stew

Prairie Homestyle Cans Chicken Stew

PawDiet Rating

3.00

Review of Prairie Homestyle Cans
Chicken Stew

This product is manufactured by Nature’s Variety.

According to our data, this Prairie recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for adult dogs and growing puppies. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Prairie Homestyle Cans Chicken Stew is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult dogs and growing puppies.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Prairie Homestyle Cans Chicken Stew with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first 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 second ingredient is chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.

The third 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 fourth ingredient is brown rice. 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.

The fifth ingredient is egg whites. 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Prairie Homestyle Cans Chicken 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 Prairie recipe.

Next 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 is potato starch. Potato starch is a gluten-free ingredient extracted from potatoes. Unlike whole potatoes, the starch itself does not provide a notable amount of nutrition.

Then we have spinach. Spinach is a nutritionally dense dark green vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Moving on, we have pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

Moving on with this review, we have carrot. Carrots are naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.

The next ingredient in this review is oats. 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.

Our next ingredient is ground flaxseed. Ground 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.

montmorillonite clay is the next ingredient in this recipe. Montmorillonite clay is a naturally occurring group of minerals which are believed to provide resistance to various environmental toxins. In addition, montmorillonite clay is often used as an anti-caking agent in pet food.

Next on the list is 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 in this recipe is red pepper. Red peppers are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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

The next ingredient is sunflower oil. 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.

Then we have 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.

The remaining ingredients in this Prairie Homestyle Cans 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 Prairie Homestyle Cans Chicken Stew is 3.0 out of 5.