Eagle Pack dog food
Eagle Pack Dog Food and Eagle Pack Holistic Select Dog Food Formula
Eagle Pack is manufactured by Eagle Pack Pet Foods, Inc., a company known to produce holistic pet food formulas since the 1980’s. Eagle Pack is well known for replacing common filler ingredients with high protein meat ingredients without the use of artificial preservatives and come up with a dog food formula perfect for providing quality nutrition to dogs of all breeds, ages and performance level.
Eagle Pack has nine dry dog food formulas in the market, all of which have met the AAFCO standards for different life stages—two for puppies, six for adult dogs, and one senior dog formula.
The Eagle Pack dog food rations are protein-rich formulas with fresh meat and meat meals as the main sources of meat-based protein. Eagle Pack claims that the meat which they use are hormone and antibiotic-free.
The protein component of the Eagle Pack dog food formulas are derived from two or more of the following sources—chicken meal, anchovy and sardine meal, pork meal, lamb meal, lamb, turkey, chicken, and beef.
Chicken liver, beef liver, lamb liver, and dried egg product are also added to increase the biological value of protein.
Fresh meat sources are highly desirable but one major disadvantage of using them as dog food ingredients is their high water content (about 80%). Water is lost during processing leaving only a fraction of the original amount. On the other hand, the addition of meat meals is a means of increasing the protein value of the dog food ration. Meat meals such as lamb meal, chicken meal, anchovy and sardine meal, and pork meal are considered meat concentrates containing more than 300 % of protein.
It is good that Eagle Pack identified the specific sources of these meat meals because there are many dog food brands that indicate only generic meat meals that trigger the question on their possible sources. Many generic meat meals are made from parts of slaughtered food animals or fish which have been deemed unfit for human consumption.
Aside from being a good source of high quality protein, liver is also a rich source of all essential minerals, water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins which are needed by the body.
The carbohydrate component of the Eagle Pack rations are sourced from ground yellow corn, oatmeal, dried beet pulp, ground brown rice, ground white rice, wheat germ meal, brown rice, oatmeal, oat fiber, corn gluten meal, barley (ground or pearled), and flaxseed (linseed).
Although many of these carbohydrate sources are wholesome and desirable, there are a few which have been given the red flag such as corn, dried beet pulp, and wheat germ meal.
Corn is considered by many dog owners as a potential dog food allergen. Dried beet pulp, which is a by-product of sugar beet processing, contains high amounts of fiber but it is considered as an inexpensive dog food filler which contradicts Eagle Pack’s claim of not using any filler. Wheat germ meal contains at least 25% protein but it is a plant-based protein.
Probiotics are added to enhance the digestion process and boost immune functions.
Chelated minerals are also added to ensure better absorption.
Although many dog owners have come up with positive reviews on Eagle Pack dog food products, there are also negative reviews which have been voiced out including poodles which are hypersensitive to beet pulp and allergic reactions which have been linked to corn. Many dog owners are also decrying the change in some Eagle Pack formulas which has been linked to problems in dogs with sensitive digestive systems.
We recommend Eagle Pack dog food brand and believe that they produce quality formulas with moderate-to-high protein content.
Eagle Pack Holistic Select Dog Food Review
Eagle Pack Holistic Select formulas:
- Eagle Pack Chicken Meal and Rice Holistic Version
- Eagle Pack Duck Meal and Oatmeal Holistic Version
- Eagle Pack Anchovy, Sardine and Salmon Meal Holistic Version
- Eagle Pack Lamb Meal and Rice Holistic Version
- Eagle Pack Small and Mini Breed Adult Holistic Version
- Eagle Pack Small and Mini Breed Puppy Holistic Version
- Eagle Pack Large and Giant Breed Puppy Holistic Version
- Eagle Pack Large and Giant Breed Adult Holistic Version
- Eagle Pack Senior Care Holistic Version
Eagle Pack Holistic Select Consumer Rating
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