Pro Pac Ultimates Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Large Breed Puppies Review

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Review of Pro Pac Ultimates
Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Large Breed Puppies

This product is manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc..

According to our data, this Pro Pac recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for growing puppies and pregnant/nursing dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Pro Pac Ultimates Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Large Breed Puppies is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growing puppies and pregnant/nursing dogs.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Pro Pac Ultimates Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Large Breed Puppies with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

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

The second 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 third ingredient is white rice. White rice is produced by removing the husk, germ, and bran of rice grains. Unlike brown rice which contains the bran and germ, white rice is nutritionally empty.

The fourth 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.

The fifth ingredient is rice bran. Rice grains can be divided into three components: bran, germ, and endosperm. The bran is the outer layer of the grain. The bran is an excellent fiber source, it also provide all three macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrates) and various vitamins and minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Pro Pac Ultimates Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Large Breed Puppies 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 Pro Pac recipe.

Next we have chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Chicken fat is typically collected while cooking chicken using a process called rendering. Chicken fat is a relatively high quality source of essential fatty acids. In particular, chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an important omega-6 fatty acid.

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

Then we have dried beet pulp. Dried beet pulp is the by-product which remains once sugar has been extracted from sugar beets. The primary contribution of beet pulp is dietary fiber.

We'd also like to note that beet pulp is fairly controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that beet pulp can promote intestinal health and regulate blood sugar. However, opponents claim that beet pulp is an inexpensive filler.

Moving on, we have pea protein. Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

Moving on with this review, 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.

The next ingredient in this review 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.

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

blueberry is the next ingredient in this recipe. Blueberries are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.

Next on the list is cranberry. Cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.

The next ingredient in this recipe 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.

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

The next ingredient is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.

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 choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

The remaining ingredients in this Pro Pac Ultimates 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 Pro Pac Ultimates Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula For Large Breed Puppies is 3.0 out of 5.