Science Diet Lamb Meal and Rice Recipe Adult Dog Food

December 6, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Science Diet

Science Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Adult Dog Food

Science Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Adult Dog Food is made and manufactured by; Hills Pet Nutrition Inc… Science diet makes both dry and canned versions of dog food. We are going to be reviewing the dry versions.

Science Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Adult Dog Food 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.

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Science Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Adult Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Lamb Meal
  2. Brewers Rice
  3. Rice Flour
  4. Ground Whole Grain Wheat
  5. Ground Whole Grain Sorghum

Lamb Meal is the first ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. Dogs need a diet that is based around meat and protein that comes from meat. It’s always good when the first ingredient is a named meat.

Brewer’s rice is the second ingredient and is a lower quality grain and is also considered a by-product.

Rice Flour is the third ingredient and is a grain fragment and also a filler. Fillers offer no nutritional value to your dog’s food.

Wheat is the fourth ingredient and is thought to be the number one ingredient linked to cases of allergies.

Sorghum, the fifth ingredient is primarily a filler and offers an additional source of carbohydrates. We feel there are better sources of carbohydrates. Sorghum is a lower quality ingredient.

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Science Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Adult Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Lamb Meal, Brewers Rice, Rice Flour, Ground Whole Grain Wheat, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Gluten Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

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Science Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Adult Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Nutrient Dry Matter1
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Protein 23.0
Fat 16.0
Carbohydrate (NFE) 52.9
Crude Fiber 2.5
Calcium 1.05
Phosphorus 0.67
Sodium 0.29
Potassium 0.71
Magnesium 0.100

¹The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.

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Should you have a concern regarding the diet of your dog, you should contact your veterinarian. All information on this site is the opinion of the author, and is presented solely for informational purposes and should not, at any time, be considered a substitute for seeking or receiving professional veterinary care for your dog(s).
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