Commercial dog foods that exclude grains have become increasingly popular in recent years. As we humans have moved away from a carbohydrate-rich diet and have discovered adverse health effects associated with some grains (including gluten) we have been tempted to do the same for our four-legged friends. But do all dogs really need this kind of diet? In fact, the majority of dogs will do very well on a diet that includes grains. Whole grains are better as they have not been so highly refined and retain all of their natural nutrition.
The grain-inclusive recipe of this premium kibble delivers a healthy and balanced diet for adult dogs. It is the best non grain free dog food for promoting a strong immune system and building strong muscles. The whole grains in this recipe include barley, oatmeal and brown rice.
Using whitefish and Menhaden Fish Meal as the primary animal protein ingredients, it contains a minimum of 22 % crude protein. There is plenty of fat for energy and this kibble delivers 377 Kcals in each cup. There’s 5 % fiber to keep your dog’s gut healthy. The recipe is packed with healthy vegetables which provide anti oxidants and micro-nutrients to support overall health. These include sweet potatoes, peas and carrots. The omega 3 and 6 fatty acids will keep your dog’s coat looking great and the LIFESOURCE BITS unique blend of supplements delivers exactly the right amount of essential vitamins and minerals. It contains chicken meal but there are no poultry by-product meals, and no corn, wheat or soy which can trigger allergies. The focus is on fresh and natural ingredients so there are also no artificial preservatives or additives.
- Calorie Content: 3,619 Kcals/kg, 377 Kcals/cup
- Crude protein: 22.0%
- Crude fat: 14%
- Crude fiber: 5%
- Maximum moisture: 10%
- With omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
- First three ingredients: Whitefish, Menhaden Fish Meal, Brown Rice
Whitefish, Menhaden Fish Meal (Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Pea Starch, Peas, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed (Source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Chicken Meal, Dried Tomato Pomace, Pea Protein, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Potatoes, Dried Chicory Root, Pea Fiber, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Garlic, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Vegetable Juice For Color, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), L-Lysine, Copper Sulfate, Biotin (Vitamin B7), L-Carnitine, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Sulfate, Taurine, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.
What others say about it:
We have 2 pups and they share everything, so we needed to find a food they could both eat when our big dog was diagnosed with food and environmental allergies. They both LOVE this food and it’s a great option for pups that have food allergies that doesn’t break the bank. They have been on this food for 8 years now and Chewy has the most affordable pricing I’ve found.