Nutrisource Grain Free Large Breed Lamb Meal Formula

November 24, 2010  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Latest Dog Food Reviews, Tuffy's

If you like peas in your dogs diet then you well love this dog food. We would like to see either pea starch or pea flour replaced by a meat. Overall this is a good dog food without any worrisome ingredients. With 2 meats before the first fat and 3 pea ingredients we feel this has more meat in it than one might think.

Nutrisource Grain Free Large Breed Lamb Meal Formula Ingredient Analysis

  1. Lamb mealnutrisource grain free large breed lamb meal formula
  2. Peas
  3. Pea starch
  4. Pea flour
  5. Salmon meal

Lamb meal is a very good meat for dogs.

Peas, Pea starch and pea flour contain vitamins A & C, folate and B1.

Salmon meal is a good meat source and is full of omegas, which are great for a dogs skin and coat.

Nutrisource Grain Free Large Breed Lamb Meal Formula Ingredient List

Lamb meal, peas, pea starch, pea flour, salmon meal (a source of fish oil), chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), potatoes, tomato pomace, natural flavors, sunflower oil, potassium chloride, brewers yeast, salt, salmon oil, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, selenium yeast), choline chloride, yeast culture (saccharomyces cerevisiae, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus acidophilus, aspergillus niger, bacillus subtillis), taurine, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), glucosamine hydrochloride, tryptophan, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), chondroitin sulfate, yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, rosemary extract.

Nutrisource Grain Free Large Breed Lamb Meal Formula Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements.

US Metric
Crude Protein (Min.) 23.0% 230 g/kg
Crude Fat (Min.) 14.0% 140 g/kg
Crude Fiber (Max.) 6.0% 60 g/kg
Moisture (Max.) 10.0% 100 g/kg
Omega – 6 Fatty Acids (Min.) 2.7% 27 g/kg
*Omega – 3 Fatty Acids (Min.) .3% 3 g/kg
Glucosamine (Min.) 550 ppm 550 mg/kg
*Chondroitin (Min.) 150 ppm 150 mg/kg
*Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Min.) 70 mg/kg 70 mg/kg
*Lactobacillus Acidophilus (Min.) 50 million CFU/lb 50 million CFU/lb
*Enterococcus Faecium (Min.) 35 million CFU/lb 35 million CFU/lb
*Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Min.) 900 million cells/lb 900 million cells/lb

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Calorie Content – Metabolizable Energy (calculated): 3,400 kcals per kg, 340 kcals per cup

Nutrisource Grain Free Large Breed Lamb Meal Formula Feeding Guidelines

Feed 1/2 cup per 10 pounds of body weight; Feed 55 grams per 5 kg of body weight.

Weight (lbs./kg) Amount to Feed (cups/grams)
50 lbs. / 22.5 kg 2 1/2 Cup / 250g
75 lbs. / 34 kg 3 3/4 Cups / 375g
100 lbs. / 45 kg 5 Cups / 500g

These guideline amounts are a starting point for large and giant breed dogs. Vary the amount fed to suit the age, activity level and temperament of your dog. Feed to maintain ideal body weight. Do not let your dog become overweight. These guideline amounts are for the total fed each day. Divide the amount fed by the number of feedings to get the amount per feeding. One 8 ounce measuring cup contains approximately 3.3 ounces or 95 grams of NutriSource Grain Free Large Breed dog food.


Protein (minimum)……………….25.0 %
Fat (minimum)…………………….14.0 %
Moisture (maximum)…………….10.0 %
Fibre (maximum)……………………4.0 %
Ash (maximum) …………………….7.0 %
Calcium ……………………………..1.7 %
Phosphorous ………………………1.0 %
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio ….1.7: 1.0
KCal As Fed….540 (155grams/8oz cup

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One Response to “Nutrisource Grain Free Large Breed Lamb Meal Formula”
  1. Jess says:

    Now after looking at this ingredient list, this is a overload of pea product.

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