Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Canned Review
Hearty Duck Stew For Dogs
Review of Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Canned
Hearty Duck Stew For Dogs
This product is manufactured by Merrick Pet Care, Inc.
According to our data, this Whole Earth Farms recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Canned Hearty Duck Stew For 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 Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Canned Hearty Duck Stew For Dogs with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is duck. Although duck is an excellent animal based protein source, raw duck contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of duck 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 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 chicken, which is an excellent source of protein and fat.
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 carrot, which are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Canned Hearty Duck Stew For 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 Whole Earth Farms recipe.
Next we have 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.
The next 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.
Then we have natural flavor. Natural flavor enhances the flavor of the product. The difference between natural and artificial flavoring is that natural flavoring starts from a plant or animal whereas artificial flavoring is entirely man-made.
Moving on, we have dried potato. Dried potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten-free carbohydrate source. In addition to carbohydrates, dried potatoes also supply protein and various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Moving on with this review, we have sweet potato. Sweet potatoes provide a notable amount of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition, sweet potatoes are gluten free and therefore commonly found in grain free and gluten free products.
The next ingredient in this review 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.
Our next ingredient is 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.
sodium phosphate is the next ingredient in this recipe. 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.
Next on the list is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.
The next ingredient in this recipe is vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by dogs.
Next we have vitamin B12 supplement. Vitamin B12 is another essential vitamin.
The next ingredient is d-calcium pantothenate, which is a vitamin B5 supplement.
Then we have vitamin A supplement. Vitamin A is another essential vitamin.
Moving on, we have niacin, also known as vitamin B3. It's an essential vitamin that is critical for the metabolism of nutrients and the well-being of the central nervous and GI systems.
Moving on with this review, we have vitamin D3 supplement. Vitamin D3 is another essential vitamin.
The next ingredient in this review is riboflavin supplement. Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2, it's and essential vitamin required by dogs.
The remaining ingredients in this Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Canned 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 Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Canned Hearty Duck Stew For Dogs is 3.5 out of 5.