Innova Adult Dry Dog Food – Red Meat – Small Bites

January 6, 2009  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Innova

Innova Adult Dry Dog Food – Red Meat – Small Bites

Innova dog food is made and manufactured by Natura. Innova Dog food is one of the decent brands of dog food on the market. Innova dog food comes in both a canned and dry version. The dry version of Innova dog food comes in 2.2 lb., 6 lb., 15 lb. and 30 lb. packages.

Innova Adult Dry Dog Food – Red Meat – Small Bites Review

As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.

Innova Adult Dry Dog Food – Red Meat – Small Bites First Five Ingredients:

  1. Beef
  2. Lamb Meal
  3. Barley
  4. Brown Rice
  5. Potatoes

Beef is the first ingredient in this recipe. This ingredient is inclusive of its water content. Meaning that once the water is removed and this ingredients becomes a dried ingredient it will weigh significantly less, thus making it fall further in the ingredients list.

Lamb Meal is the second ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. A dog’s diet needs to based on the fact that dogs need meat and protein that derives from meat

Barley is the third ingredient and is going to be the main source of grains. Barley is a decent quality grain.

Brown Rice is the fourth ingredient and is a decent quality grain that adds additional protein and carbohydrates to your dog’s food.

Potatoes are the fifth ingredient and are a decent source of carbohydrates.

Innova Adult Dry Dog Food – Red Meat – Small Bites First Full Ingredients:

Beef, lamb meal, barley, brown rice, potatoes, sunflower oil, rice, lamb, buffalo, venison, beef cartilage, flaxeed, , natural flavors, apples, carrots, herring oil, pumpkin, tomatoes, potassium chloride, sea salt, cottage cheese, alfalfa sprouts, dried chicory root, taurine, direct-fed microbials, lecithin, rosemary extract, vitamins/minerals.

Innova Adult Dry Dog Food – Red Meat – Small Bites Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein (min) 24 %
Crude Fat (min) 14 %
Crude Fiber (max) 3 %
Moisture (max) 10 %
Vitamin E (min) 300 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min) 500 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.4 %
Total Microorganisms (min) 90000000 CFU/lb
DHA plus EPA 0.1 %

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5 Responses to “Innova Adult Dry Dog Food – Red Meat – Small Bites”
  1. kim says:

    our 2yr old welsh pembroke corgi is a verry finicky eater we had NO problem getting her to finish her bowl her coat and weight improved dramatically I highly recommend inova evo the only problem was she was a bit gassier than normally but with regular walks this seemed to resolve that problem

  2. Pat Tucker says:

    After consulting a nutrionist at the hospital, she told us to change to Evo Red Meat Large bites. Lest than two weeks later we have a dog that loved to eat HIDDING, everytime we bring out the food. She throws up and stopped eating all foods. I mean everything. After 5 days of eating a half breast of chicken and two visits to the emergency room, we had to hospitalize her for 3 days. They cant tell us what is wrong with her after days of testing. It is VERY ODD all this happened after we changed to Evo. $3,000 later we still have a sick 8y/o Golden Retriever and we dont know what to do. All these review pages seem to be full of company reps disguised selling their own product. Wish we could get someone to actually trust. Interestingly our second Golden did not get as sick but it probably explains why he has super soft poos and acts like he is full of fleas all day long. We are no experts but so far we found just people pushing product and not really caring about our pets.

  3. dan says:

    All these review pages seem to be full of company reps disguised selling their own product. Wish we could get someone to actually trust.

    everyone needs to keep an open mind about product reviews and read as many as possible as to form a sound opinion

    while there are pushers of products there are also people that say stuff to push people away from products

    3000 dollars of bills and a still a sick 8 year old golden retriever is unlikely to be the cause of food because but this person is deffinately implying so.

  4. Megan says:

    I’m not sure if EVO has changed the formula of their Red Meat food since this post was made, but there is no Barley or Brown Rice in it. All of EVO foods are grain-free.

    As for Pat’s 8yo golden, not all dogs tolerate all foods. Just because your dogs didn’t take well to it doesn’t mean it isn’t a good food.

  5. Jess says:

    dan, have you read any of my posts why I reseach dog food so much?? If not you should. I do not work for a dog food company, none, zero, nada. And here is my list, keep in mind P&G bought out EVO & Innova and exspect those products to move down the list along with California Natural. I exspect Aretemis or Now to make my list when this happens. These are all excellent dog foods.

    The A list
    1. Orijen
    2. Evo
    3. Wellness Core
    4. Instinct
    5. Go, Grain free only.
    6. Acana, Harvest, Pacifica & Grassland only.
    7. Innova
    8. Blue Wilderness
    9. Taste of the Wild, wetlands & prairie only, Grain free
    10. Artemis
    11. Fromm

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