Science Diet Nature’s Best Lamb and Brown Rice Dinner Puppy Dog Food

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

Science Diet Nature’s Best Lamb and Brown Rice Dinner Puppy Dog Food

Science Diet Nature’s Best Lamb and Brown Rice Dinner Puppy 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 Nature’s Best Lamb and Brown Rice Dinner Puppy 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 Nature’s Best Lamb and Brown Rice Dinner Puppy Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Lamb
  2. Soy Bean Meal
  3. Lamb Meal
  4. Cracked Pearled Barley
  5. Brown Rice

Lamb 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.

Soy Bean Meal is the second ingredient and is a lower quality ingredient. It is also a poor source of protein. It is thought that this ingredient is right behind wheat as a leading cause is allergies among dogs.

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.

Cracked Pearled Barley is the fourth ingredient. Barley is a decent quality grain. If there are grains we would prefer to see this grain over others.

Brown Rice is the fifth ingredient and is a decent quality grain that adds additional protein and carbohydrates to your dogs food.

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Science Diet Nature’s Best Lamb and Brown Rice Dinner Puppy Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Lamb, Soybean Meal, Lamb Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Brewers Rice, Dried Egg Product, Powdered Cellulose, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Whole Grain Oats, Apples, Cranberries, Peas, Carrots, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Broccoli, 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), L-Threonine, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, DL-Methionine, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Lysine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, L-Tryptophan, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

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Science Diet Nature’s Best Lamb and Brown Rice Dinner Puppy Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Nutrient Dry Matter1
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Protein 30.1
Fat 22.1
Carbohydrate (NFE) 36.5
Crude Fiber 4.0
Calcium 1.50
Phosphorus 1.10
Sodium 0.58
Potassium 0.79
Magnesium 0.139

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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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