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Canidae Grain Free Pure Land with Fresh Bison
three and a half stars

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From the Canidae Website:

Pure Ingredients, Real Nutrition

  • Fresh Bison is the #1 ingredient
  • Whole foods including sweet potatoes, peas and chickpeas
  • Gentle digestion and sensitivity recipe
  • With healthy omegas 6 & 3 for skin and coat
  • Grain free and gluten free-without corn, wheat, soy, antibiotics, hormones, or fillers
  • Simple recipe with only 7 key ingredients; ideal for sensitive dogs
  • Made in the U.S.A.
Bison, lamb meal, sweet potatoes, peas, chickpeas, canola oil, suncured alfalfa, natural flavor, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, mixed tocopherols (a natural source of vitamin E).
Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min.) 25.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 15.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) (min.) 2.60%
Vitamin E (min.) 200.00 IU/kg
Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3)** (min.) 0.60%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)**(min.) 50.00 mg/kg
Lactobacillus acidophilus** (min.) 100 million CFU/lb.
Cellulase** (min.) 100 CMCU/kg
**Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
The main ingredients

Bison is the first ingredient, which means this formula contains more bison than any other ingredient. Bison is similar to beef in nutrition, though it contains slightly less protein. Even though this is a quality dog food ingredient, like all raw meats, bison contains about 80% moisture. After cooking this moisture is lost, so the meat content is much lower than might be represented on the ingredient list.

The next ingredient is lamb meal. Lamb meal contains around three times the protein of lamb. Lamb meal is also a good source of Vitamins A, B6, and B12 as well as Riboflavin, Niacin, Phosphorous, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Copper and Selenium. Lamb has a lot of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that are necessary for a quality life

The third ingredient is sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are a gluten free source of carbohydrates, and are naturally rich in potassium, B Vitamins, dietary fiber, and beta carotene.

The fourth ingredient is peas. Peas provide a good supply of protein and dietary fiber. They also are a natural source for vitamins C and K. However, some dogs experience problems digesting peas because of the fibrous cellulose contained in the peas..

The fifth ingredient is chickpeas. Chickpeas, or Garbanzo Beans, are part of the fiber-rich legume family of vegetables, like peas and lentils. These beans also are a good source for lecithin, pottassium, and Vitamins A, B, and C.

Other ingredients of note in Canidae Grain Free Pure Land with Fresh Bison

Chelated minerals: Chelated minerals are those minerals that are chemically attached to protein, which makes them about 20% more readily absorbed. Chelated minerals are typically associated with higher quality dog foods.

Fermentation products: Fermentation products contain probiotics which will grow in the dogs digestive tract and assist in the digestion process.

So is it a good dog food?

Canidae Grain Free Pure Land with Fresh Bison, judging by its ingredients, is an above average dry dog food. It contains two sources of meat protein in the top five ingredients.

For comparison, the guaranteed analyses is converted from an as fed bases to a dry matter bases. This results in this dog food containing approximately 28% protein and 17% fat. Again, using the dry matter bases we can calculate an carbohydrate content of 47% and a fat to protein ratio of 61%.

This shows Canidae Grain Free Pure Land with Fresh Bison contains near average protein, near average fat, and near average carbohydrate content.

Overall, Canidae Grain Free Pure Land with Fresh Bison received a rating of three stars, and is recommended for your dog.

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