Canidae All Life Stages Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food Ingredients
Maximizes the protein content of lamb meat. Since lamb meat has an abnormally high amount of water when compared to other meats, some dog foods may dilute the actual protein content of the meat. Lamb meal, however, removes the water and maximizes the protein content. This may be an indeal first ingredient for a dog food.
This ingredient is a highly digestible grain source of carbohydrates and is a great choice for puppies. Brown rice also provides some protein and fiber to this puppy food. Rice is also considered to be gluten-free which can be important for those individuals who are sensitive to this.
Cracked Pearled Barley
Barley has more protein than rice and is a slow burning carbohydrate that has a good effect on blood sugar levels.
May be a filler ingredient, contributing to a feeling of fullness after your pet eats it.
Peas are healthy, grain-free filter alternative that contain complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, phytonutrients, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. They are also rich in protein and high in fiber.
Lutein in peas is an anti-oxidant good for heart, skin, and eye health. Sterols content in peas help lowering cholesterol. However, peas may be related to Canine Heart Disease and FDA is actively investigating this. 93 percent of reported foods in DCM cases contained peas and/or lentils.
According to the guaranteed analysis, Canidae All Life Stages Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food has 23% protein, 12.5% fat, 4% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 45.5%.