Tiki Dog Meaty High Protein Diet Chicken With Salmon Recipe In Broth For Small Breed Dogs Review
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Review of Tiki Dog Meaty High Protein Diet
Chicken With Salmon Recipe In Broth For Small Breed Dogs
This product is manufactured by Tiki Pets.
According to our data, this Tiki Dog recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Tiki Dog Meaty High Protein Diet Chicken With Salmon Recipe In Broth For Small Breed Dogs 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 Tiki Dog Meaty High Protein Diet Chicken With Salmon Recipe In Broth For Small Breed Dogs with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken. Chicken is the most common meat ingredient used in dog food. It provides high-quality protein and fat. However, more than 60% of chicken is water.
The second 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 third 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.
The fourth 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.
The fifth ingredient is calcium lactate. Calcium lactate is most likely used here as a calcium supplement.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Tiki Dog Meaty High Protein Diet Chicken With Salmon Recipe In Broth For Small Breed Dogs 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 Tiki Dog 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 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.
Then we have potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.
Moving on, 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 with this review, we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
The remaining ingredients in this Tiki Dog Meaty High Protein Diet 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 Tiki Dog Meaty High Protein Diet Chicken With Salmon Recipe In Broth For Small Breed Dogs is 5.0 out of 5.